Myreton Hill

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Myreton Hill
Myreton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 271319.jpg
Highest point
Elevation387 m (1,270 ft)
Prominence54 m (177 ft)
Geography
Parent rangeOchil Hills
OS gridNS858981
Topo mapOS Landranger 57

Myreton Hill is the hill immediately behind (to the North East of) the village of Menstrie in the Ochil Hills of Scotland.

The track up the scarp face of Myreton Hill leads to some calcite workings which date from the Napoleonic Wars. Today it is used by the farmer to access his livestock, and also forms the beginning of a useful walking route giving access to the main part of the Ochil Hills.

Myreton Hill is not quite as high as its neighbour Dumyat, from which it is separated by the deep Menstrie Glen, but although even more easily accessible than Dumyat in terms of gradients and paths, it is much less popular, being visually far less distinctive than its neighbour.

Myreton Hill is however very useful to the local paragliding community, as it is easily ascended to a suitable point while carrying equipment, and its scarp face is adequately steep for a successful launch.

Commercial forestry (proposed)[edit]

A forestry company, UPM Tilhill,[1] has published plans to plant commercial woodland in the Ochil Hills above Menstrie on the eastern and northern flanks of Menstrie Glen. The plan includes an area, on Myreton Hill, of broadleaf woodland and would affect recreational use and customary access routes. UPM have made alterations to accommodate some concerns.

More information about the plans is available on Menstrie Community Council's web site.[2]

Coordinates: 56°09′43″N 3°50′26″W / 56.16184°N 3.84042°W / 56.16184; -3.84042

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.upm-tilhill.com/ UPM Tilhill website
  2. ^ http://www.menstrie.org/of140814.html Jerah forestry: Menstrie's web site, autumn 2014