The Donalds

Everyone has heard of the Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000 feet) but the Donalds are less well known.  I hadn’t heard of them until a piece on a BBC Scotland Outdoors podcast.  According to the wonderful Wikipedia:

The Donalds are hills in the Scottish Lowlands over 2,000 feet (609.6 m). The list was compiled by Percy Donald, and is maintained by the SMC. Whether a hill is a Donald is determined by a complicated formula. A hill with a prominence of at least 30 metres (98 ft) is automatically a Donald, but one with a relative height of 15 metres (49 ft) may be one if it is of sufficient topographic interest.

So a nice “tick list” for those of us in living in the area.  This page is a record of our progress through the list. The table below groups them in rough geographic area giving their height, name, OS grid reference and map number, the drop in metres, and whether we’ve climbed it and when.

Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
Metres Feet Name Map Grid Drop Climbed
721 2365 Ben Cleuch 58 NN902006 452 18-Sep-11
648 2126 King’s Seat Hill 58 NS933999 c135 18-Sep-11
631 2070 Blairdenon Hill 58 NN865018 c94
645 2116 Tarmangie Hill 58 NN942014 77
610 2001 Innerdownie 58 NN966031 52
670 2198 Andrew Gannel Hill 58 NN918006 49 18-Sep-11
622 2041 Ben Ever 58 NN893001 38
643 2110 Whitewisp Hill 58 NN955014 32
664 2178 Uamh Bheag 57 NN691118 323
631 2070 Beinn nan Eun 57 NN723131 142
626 2054 Beinn Odhar 57 NN714127 41
Ayr to the River Clyde
Metres Feet Name Map Grid Drop Climbed
711 2333 Tinto 72 NS953343 425 20-Sep-09
Carrick and Galloway
Metres Feet Name Map Grid Drop Climbed
843 2766 Merrick 77 NX427855 262 1-Jun-09
786 2579 Kirriereoch Hill 77 NX420870 149 30-Jan-10
719 2359 Benyellary 77 NX414839 c56 1-Jun-09
775 2543 Shalloch on Minnoch 77 NX407905 194 2-Jan-11
697 2287 Tarfessock 77 NX409891 69 30-Jan-10
659 2162 Caerloch Dhu 77 NX400920 c31 9-Sep-06
692 2270 Mullwharchar 77 NX454866 187 2-Jul-11
620 2034 Dungeon Hill 77 NX460850 115 2-Jul-11
645 2116 Craignaw 77 NX459833 151 2-Jun-11
814 2671 Corserine 77 NX497870 c488 23-Jul-11
749 2457 Meikle Millyea 77 NX516825 121 23-Jul-11
659 2162 Cairnsgarroch 77 NX515913 105 3-Nov-07
807 2648 Carlin’s Cairn 77 NX497883 99 23-Jul-11
738 2421 Milldown 77 NX511839 c90 28-Jul-07
695 2280 Meaul 77 NX501909 74 23-Jul-11
623 2044 Corran of Portmark 77 NX509936 61 23-Jul-11
613 2011 Bow 77 NX508928 38 23-Jul-11
717 2352 Lamachan Hill 77 NX435769 310 22-Apr-11
674 2211 Curleywee 77 NX454769 119 22-Apr-11
676 2218 Larg Hill 77 NX424757 72 8-Jun-13
657 2155 Millfore 77 NX478754 250 14-Aug-10
711 2333 Cairnsmore of Fleet 83 NX501670 489 1-Oct-09
612 2008 Meikle Mulltaggart 83 NX512678 53
657 2155 Knee of Cairnsmore 83 NX509656 38 1-Oct-09
The Glenkens to Annandale
Metres Feet Name Map Grid Drop Climbed
797 2615 Cairnsmore of Carsphairn 77 NX594979 332 12-Sep-09
710 2329 Beninner 77 NX605971 67 5-Dec-10
700 2297 Blackcraig Hill 71,77 NS647064 214 15-May-10
681 2234 Blacklorg Hill 77 NS653042 149 15-May-10
642 2106 Alhang 77 NS642010 90 5-Jun-10
628 2060 Alwhat 77 NS646020 63 5-Jun-10
643 2110 Meikledodd Hill 77 NS661027 55 5-Jun-10
698 2290 Windy Standard 77 NS620014 212 2-May-09
650 2133 Moorbrock Hill 77 NX620983 113 22-Jan-11
732 2402 Green Lowther 71,78 NS900120 c302 20-Jun-10
618 2028 Lousie Wood Law 71,78 NS932152 c123 30-Jul-11
677 2221 Dun Law 71,78 NS916136 105 20-Jun-10
631 2070 East Mount Lowther 71,78 NS878100 c76 20-Jun-10
628 2060 Cold Moss 71,78 NS898094 63 21-Nov-10
725 2379 Lowther Hill 71,78 NS890107 c40 20-Jun-10
697 2287 Queensberry 78 NX989997 c212 11-Dec-10
689 2260 Ballencleuch Law 78 NS935049 c204 1-Aug-10
672 2205 Wedder Law 78 NS938025 137 25-Sep-10
668 2192 Gana Hill 78 NS954010 117 25-Sep-10
611 2005 Earncraig Hill 78 NS973013 109 25-Sep-10
645 2116 Comb Law 71,78 NS943073 59 1-Aug-10
663 2175 Scaw’d Law 78 NS922035 58 1-Aug-10
688 2257 Rodger Law 71,78 NS945058 42 1-Aug-10
Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
Metres Feet Name Map Grid Drop Climbed
659 2162 Windlestraw Law 73 NT371431 c290
651 2136 Blackhope Scar 73 NT315483 c282 10-Jun-12
626 2054 Bowbeat Hill 73 NT292469 79 10-Jun-12
623 2044 Dundreich 73 NT274491 c67 10-Jun-12
623 2044 Whitehope Law 73 NT330445 66
River Tweed to the English Border
Metres Feet Name Map Grid Drop Climbed
840 2756 Broad Law 72 NT146235 339
831 2726 Cramalt Craig 72 NT168247 c146
737 2418 Pykestone Hill 72 NT173312 133
668 2192 Drumelzier Law 72 NT149312 c95
643 2110 Greenside Law 72 NT198256 c78
817 2680 Dollar Law 72 NT178278 c70
691 2267 Talla Cleuch Head 72 NT133218 63
639 2096 Hunt Law 72 NT150264 55
719 2359 The Scrape 72 NT176324 52
641 2103 Clockmore 72 NT183228 c39
716 2349 Middle Hill 72 NT159294 30
744 2441 Dun Rig 73 NT253315 243
698 2290 Black Law 73 NT222279 103
732 2402 Glenrath Heights 73 NT241322 87
676 2218 Stob Law 73 NT230332 c71
661 2169 Birkscairn Hill 73 NT274331 62
629 2064 Deer Law 73 NT222255 40
821 2694 White Coomb 79 NT163150 213 2-Sep-11
745 2444 Under Saddle Yoke 78 NT142126 c130
698 2290 Garelet Dod 78 NT126172 c126
800 2625 Lochcraig Head 79 NT166177 107 2-Sep-11
690 2264 Erie Hill 78 NT124187 c94
722 2369 Cape Law 78 NT131150 93
667 2188 Din Law 78 NT124156 53
684 2244 Lairds Cleuch Rig 78 NT125196 c50
757 2484 Carrifran Gans 79 NT159138 42
785 2575 Molls Cleuch Dod 79 NT152179 39 2-Sep-11
735 2411 Saddle Yoke 78 NT144123 c30
808 2651 Hart Fell 78 NT113135 200 4-Jun-11
637 2090 Whitehope Heights 78 NT095139 110 4-Jun-11
729 2392 Swatte Fell 78 NT120115 34
748 2454 Culter Fell 72 NT052290 c270 31-Mar-12
696 2283 Chapelgill Hill 72 NT066303 c104 10-Aug-12
675 2215 Cardon Hill 72 NT065314 37 10-Aug-12
688 2257 Gathersnow Hill 72 NT058257 c210 31-Mar-12
626 2054 Hudderstone, aka Heatherstane Law 72 NT022271 110 19-May-12
652 2139 Hillshaw Head 72 NT048246 c54 31-Mar-12
640 2100 Coomb Hill 72 NT069263 36
635 2083 Coomb Dod 72 NT046238 33 31-Mar-12
692 2270 Ettrick Pen 79 NT199076 173
688 2257 Loch Fell 79 NT170047 124
665 2182 Wind Fell 79 NT178061 101
632 2073 Hopetoun Craig 79 NT187067 c36
672 2205 West Knowe 79 NT163052 c30
678 2224 Capel Fell 79 NT163069 159
644 2113 Smidhope Hill 79 NT168076 c32
677 2221 Andrewhinney Hill 79 NT197138 c192
665 2182 Bodesbeck Law 79 NT169104 c100
616 2021 Mid Rig 79 NT180123 c51
623 2044 Bell Craig 79 NT186128 47
614 2014 Herman Law 79 NT214157 31
637 2090 Croft Head 79 NT153056 194
619 2031 Cauldcleuch Head 79 NT456006 183
619 2031 Windy Gyle 80 NT855152 113