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Blackhope Scar


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.
651 m (2135 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.
174 of 222 Grahams
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.

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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Blackhope Scar is one of the Moorfoot Hills which lie N of the A72 road between Peebles and Galashiels.

This is an area of high and largely featureless moorland.

Access is possible from the NW using tracks beginning at Moorfoot at the S end of the Gladhouse Reservoir, or from the B7007 road to the NW at Windy Slack.

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.
Picture Gallery for Blackhope Scar

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southern Uplands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Blackhope Scar Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Blackhope Scar.

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 Routes that include Blackhope Scar

We currently have no routes listed for Blackhope Scar.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

Submitting a GPX tracklog for this Graham will allow us to speed up the route authoring process.


Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Blackhope Scar

 Baggers Gallery for Blackhope Scar

James at summit of Blackhope Scar. 09/04/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Sheltering from cool wind at summit trig of Blackhope Scar. 651mtrs. 09/04/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Blinked at the wrong moment! Although the sun was shining brightly it was way too cold to bother snapping another so it had to do. A long, arduous walk through a foot of snow but still worth it. I even managed to get a tan!

© Gavin White

Image by Gavin White
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Recently Climbed By
John Donnelly on 08 Sep 2018

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Blackhope Scar
by Graham Ellis
Blackhope Scar
by David McSporran

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Graham Ellis
wrote on
November 14, 2011
My route: park at NT29175281 - none beyond this point. Follow road / track until remains of Hirendean castle. Go up hill over fence, and follow a sheep track diagonally up the hill. When this disappears, head for The Kipps summit (sooner than I did). [Alternatively keep going on the main track and take the branch to the left to get up to the south and east of The Kipps]. Follow the boundary fence to the summit. Follow the SSW and then SW boundary fence to NT30344758. Go right through the gate, and follow the stream/gulley back down to the track at NT29654856. 14.4km on my GPS.

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