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Shalloch on Minnoch


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
775 m (2542 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
200 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Middle place of the willows

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  77   Dalmellington & New Galloway, Galloway Forest Park
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Shalloch on Minnoch lies in the Galloway Forest Park. To the W and N its gentle to moderate slopes make for easy climbing but to the S it has steeper slopes down to the Knocklach Burn and to the E its slopes are steep and craggy.

It has a long W ridge, down to the derelict Shalloch on Minnoch farm, which offers an ascent route but through a forest. Shalloch on Minnoch can be accessed from Tarfessock to the S by a low col called the "Nick of Carlach".

N.B. Parts of this hill are used by the Ministry of Defence but access should be allowed at all times.

Hazards you may encounter on Shalloch on Minnoch include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Shalloch on Minnoch.

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 Routes that include Shalloch on Minnoch
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1120 m 23.48 km 7 hrs Shalloch on Minnoch  A long route on easy but possibly boggy slopes. Be aware of crags to the east and on Kirriereoch Hill. MOD use parts of this route, but you should be permitted access.  

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James at the trig point near the true summit. 18/08/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

On the true summit with the trig point to the rear. 18/08/2011

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Jimmy, Paula, myself and Josie the dog standing just north of the trig point on 9/4/11.

© Leon Mooney

Image by Leon Mooney

Me at summit, 16/03/2010.

© Mike Cowal

Image by Mike Cowal
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Alex Graham on 06 Jun 2018
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Stevie Yates
wrote on
May 27, 2014
Climbed on 27/5/2014 from Bell Memorial carpark along with Tarfessock and Kirriereoch. The sleeper bridge is now just 2 narrow rails - unless you're a tightrope walker or gymnast it's much safer to cross approximately 60m upstream.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
April 10, 2011
Climbed on 9/4/11 with Paula & her dad, Jimmy. My 4th ascent of this hill and the 3rd from Stinchar Bridge Car Park, which I fell is a far better route than the farm and forest ascent. Owing to the recent good weather much of the route was drier than usual. Great views at the top although the neighbouring Corbetts were largely obscured by haze.
Gareth Pratt
wrote on
May 20, 2009
We set off from the Bell Carpark. The first section to the Farm was ok on good tracks. The sleeper bridge is very dodgy I think. When Robin crossed, it flexed noticably under his weight. Being bigger than Robin I elected to wade the burn rather than risk crashing off the bridge. The flog through the forest to the open hillside was a bit grim, and the trudge up the open hillside to the summit was a grind. But the gradient levels out as you approach the summit. The views from the top were fantastic, especially towards Kirriereoch Hill and the Merrick. The descent to the Knocklach burn was rough and ankle wrenching, and the final stretch through the forest back to Shalloch on Minnoch farm was the same as the forest stretch on the way out. The last mile or so back to the car on the forest track was a welcome relief at the end of the walk
Leon Mooney
wrote on
April 18, 2007
Climbed on 18/4/07 using the route through the farm. This really is a fabulous hill - a fair variety of terrain and surroundings. Considering I'm not normally all that fussed for forest walks, this was a fine day out. The path becomes a little vague in places and would be difficult to see in wet conditions, plus the heather does its best to hide it too. After the rather dodgy sleeper bridge you have to go back and forth across Shiel Rig Burn a few times before leaving the forest and picking your way up the hill. Of the four Galloway Corbetts, this is the one I'm most likely to return to.

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