Chapelgill Hill is the last of my Donalds in the Culter Hills, on the Lanarkshire, Scottish Borders border.
I've been up Culter Fell twice in the past, so was looking for a route that didn't require me to climb the extra unnecessary heights of this fine hill again. So I started at Culter Allers Farm, with parking just beyond the farm where the road splits. From here I followed the left hand fork in the road, onto the private road to Coulter Reservoir.
Just after the strip of woodland running up the hillside, just before Kings Beck, a track turns left, to climb alongside the trees. This is a short distance before the usual path climbing Fell Shin, on the way to Culter Fell.
This track climbs up to reach another track, where a right turn leads to Tippet Know.
Great views open up on the climb up to Tippet Knowe.
The route continues to Glenharvie Moss, between Culter Fell and King Bank Head. From where you get views over the Border Hills.
From the moss, a left turn leads to King Bank Head, and more great views.
The route simply follows the ridge/fence line to Birnies Bowrock.
For my walk I continued along the ridge to Cardon Hill, with it's fine views over the Clyde Valley and Tweed Valley.
It was then back to Birnies Bowrock, and on to my main objective, Chapelgill Hill, where more outstanding views were to be found.
After a well deserved rest and bite to eat, it was more of less a case of retracing my route back to the start.
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