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Maol Adhairce
Loch Enoch from Craig Neldricken - - 41879.jpg
Mullwharchar behind Loch Enoch
Highest point
Elevation 692 m (2,270 ft)
Prominence 187 m (614 ft)
Parent peak Merrick
Listing Marilyn, Donald
Coordinates 55°09′00″N 4°25′37″W / 55.15°N 4.426806°W / 55.15; -4.426806Coordinates: 55°09′00″N 4°25′37″W / 55.15°N 4.426806°W / 55.15; -4.426806
Mullwharchar is located in Scotland
Mullwharchar's location in Scotland
Parent range Dungeon hills, Galloway Hills
OS grid NX454866

Mullwharchar or Maol Adhairce (Gaelic for 'Hill of the Huntsman's Horn')[1] is a hill in the Galloway Hills of the Southern Uplands of Scotland. Mullwarchar is situated to the north of Loch Enoch, west of Corserine, northeast of Merrick and east of Kirriereoch Hill. There are 3 cliffs on the mountain named The Slock, The Tauchers and The Organ Pipes and some routes on these are occasionally climbed. Mullwharchar's summit is fairly flat and dotted with erratics.

Mullwharchar in the foreground viewed from the air

Nuclear Waste[edit]

A planning application was made in January 1978 to Kyle and Carrick District Council by the UKAEA to test drill on Mullwharchar for the purpose of dumping nuclear waste. On 24 October 1978, the Council rejected the application after considerable local protest, which included a petition with 100,000 signatures being sent to the Queen.[2] The appeal against the decision cost £19,700.[3]


  1. ^ "Galloway MRT Walks (3) - The Mighty Merrick". 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mullwharchar art goes to Holyrood - Dumfries and Galloway Standard". 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. s 
  3. ^ "Nuclear Waste Disposal (Mullwharchar) (Hansard, 23 March 1982)". 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013.