Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan

Fine views though the ground can be rough


Route outline for walk dg108:

Craigengillan  -  Craigengillan Bridge  -  Galloway Forest Park  -  Polifferie Burn  -  Poldores Burn  -  Tup Knowe  -  Soms Knowe  -  Scar Knowe  -  Moorbrock Farm  -  Poltie Burn  -  Green Hill (Moorbrock)  -  Moorbrock Hill  -  Moorbrock Hill (North Top)  -  Luke's Stone  -  Keoch Rig  -  Deil's Putting Stone  -  Chapman's Cleugh  -  Windy Standard  -  Trostan Hill  -  Dugland  -  Clennoch Bothy  -  Green Hill (Moorbrock)  -  Craigengillan



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Note: The Deil's Putting Stone is a boulder with a hole in it. In the hole is around £2 in coins, plus some German Marks and French Francs (but no Euros as yet). When you visit, you should donate some money & promenade in a clockwise direction, 3 times. Obviously, removing money or heading anti-clockwise can only be bad. I mean really really bad. I'm not talking just a bit bad here, but BAD. Y'see. BAD! So don't do it. UPDATE: When I visited it again, the top of the stone had (been) broken off! (this is VERY BAD!!)


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

Munros
0
Munros
Corbetts
0
Corbetts
Graham
1
Graham
Murdos
0
Murdos
Donalds
2
Donalds
marilyn
1
Scottish
Marilyn
Bridget
2
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Windy Standard at 698m (2291ft). Windy Standard is classified as a Graham (No. 107). Windy Standard is also classified as a Donald (No. 31) and a Scottish Marilyn (534th highest in Scotland, 602nd highest in the UK). The summit of Windy Standard is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Moorbrock Hill at 650m (2133ft). Moorbrock Hill is classified as a Donald (No. 65). The summit of Moorbrock Hill is marked by a rock.

You will also reach the summit of Keoch Rig at 611m (2005ft). Keoch Rig is known as a Scottish Bridget. The summit of Keoch Rig is marked by a huge telecommunications mast.

Along the way you will also bag:

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map 328
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 77
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan

In no particular order . . .

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Looking back to Moorbrock Farm and Water of Ken from Moorbrock Hill

Looking back to Moorbrock Farm and Water of Ken from Moorbrock Hill

Photo: Mark Kissipie (174)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - A few bits left over after erecting the telecommunications mast on Keoch Rig

A few bits left over after erecting the telecommunications mast on Keoch Rig

Photo: Mark Kissipie (181)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Some of the telecommunications mast paraphernalia on Keoch Rig

Some of the telecommunications mast paraphernalia on Keoch Rig

Photo: Mark Kissipie (179)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - The buildings at Soms Knowe with Moorbrock Hill beyond

The buildings at Soms Knowe with Moorbrock Hill beyond

Photo: Mark Kissipie (173)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - On Windy Standard wind farm

On Windy Standard wind farm

Photo: Mark Kissipie (190)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Moorbrock Hill (North Top) summit cairn

Moorbrock Hill (North Top) summit cairn

Photo: Mark Kissipie (177)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Keoch Rig, Moorbrock Hill, Beninner and Cairnsmore of Carsphairn from  Dugland

Keoch Rig, Moorbrock Hill, Beninner and Cairnsmore of Carsphairn from Dugland

Photo: Mark Kissipie (191)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - The base of the telecommunications mast on Keoch Rig

The base of the telecommunications mast on Keoch Rig

Photo: Mark Kissipie (180)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Deil's Putting Stone

Deil's Putting Stone

Photo: Mark Kissipie (186)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Moorbrock Hill (left) and Moorbrock Hill (North Top) from Keoch Rig

Moorbrock Hill (left) and Moorbrock Hill (North Top) from Keoch Rig

Photo: Mark Kissipie (183)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Polifferie Burn from Craigengillan Bridge with Moorbrock Hill in the distance

Polifferie Burn from Craigengillan Bridge with Moorbrock Hill in the distance

Photo: Mark Kissipie (170)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Windy Standard from Keoch Rig

Windy Standard from Keoch Rig

Photo: Mark Kissipie (184)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Clennoch Bothy

Clennoch Bothy

Photo: Mark Kissipie (193)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Moorbrock Hill summit with Keoch Rig (left) and Windy Standard (right) in the background

Moorbrock Hill summit with Keoch Rig (left) and Windy Standard (right) in the background

Photo: Mark Kissipie (175)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - More telecommunications mast paraphernalia on Keoch Rig

More telecommunications mast paraphernalia on Keoch Rig

Photo: Mark Kissipie (182)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Moorbrock Hill from Moorbrock Hill (North Top)

Moorbrock Hill from Moorbrock Hill (North Top)

Photo: Mark Kissipie (176)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Windy Standard wind farm

Windy Standard wind farm

Photo: Mark Kissipie (189)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Beninner from the junction near Green Hill (Moorbrock),

Beninner from the junction near Green Hill (Moorbrock),

Photo: Mark Kissipie (194)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - The huge telecommunications mast on the top of Keoch Rig

The huge telecommunications mast on the top of Keoch Rig

Photo: Mark Kissipie (178)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - The house at Craigengillan

The house at Craigengillan

Photo: Mark Kissipie (171)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Clennoch Bothy with Dugland beyond

Clennoch Bothy with Dugland beyond

Photo: Mark Kissipie (192)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - The rather battered trig point on the summit of Windy Standard

The rather battered trig point on the summit of Windy Standard

Photo: Mark Kissipie (188)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - The (now broken) Deil's Putting Stone

The (now broken) Deil's Putting Stone

Photo: Mark Kissipie (185)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - The track heading up to Moorbrock Farm

The track heading up to Moorbrock Farm

Photo: Mark Kissipie (172)

Walk dg108 Moorbrock Hill and Windy Standard from Craigengillan - Looking back to Deil's Putting Stone from Chapman's Cleugh

Looking back to Deil's Putting Stone from Chapman's Cleugh

Photo: Mark Kissipie (187)


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