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Brown Cow Hill


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.
829 m (2719 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.
116 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.
Brown cow hill

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  36   Grantown & Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountains
  37   Strathdon

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

Brown Cow Hill is the highest point on a semicircle of hills around a complex corrie lying NE of Braemar.

Brown Cow Hill should be treated as a ridge walk, which is best accessed from tracks by the River Don to the N. These tracks give good access to either end of the ridge, but careful navigation will be required due to the complexity of the hill and the moorland terrain.

Hazards you may encounter on Brown Cow Hill include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
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 Brown Cow Hill

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Cairngorms * Monadhliath
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Brown Cow Hill Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Brown Cow Hill.

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 Routes that include Brown Cow Hill
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 514 m 17.47 km 4.5 hrs Brown Cow Hill  Medium length route with good approach and return tracks. Broad summit plus many ridges and gullies on slopes may confuse so navigate with care  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Brown Cow Hill

 Baggers Gallery for Brown Cow Hill

me at Summit 11/03/2012 dont know what happened to photo wisnae that dull a day!!

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Summit Brown Cow Hill with Ben Avon behind. 11/03/123

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Bill, Charmaine & Scott at summit Brown Cow Hill - 28th November 2009

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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Brown Cow Hill
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Alex Bryce
wrote on
August 2, 2009
Climbed from Glen Gairn side. Followed a good track, which cried out for a bike, along to the boarded-up Bothy - a shame, would have been fantastic if left unlocked. A pathless climb to the flat plateau was followed by a traverse along the ridge to descend by a ruin cottage and a ford of the Gairn, which brought more interest to a day unlikely to get the adrenalin pumping. Quiet hills though.

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