Hill: Fourman Hill
Date: Saturday 10th October 2009
Company: Myself, Iain, Morag, Beinn and Dancer
Ascent: 120m
Time: 1 Hour

Set off just before 15:00 this afternoon to ascend Fourman hill, a Marilyn located just ten minutes from home. I parked at Fourmanhill where there is room for two or three cars. (This is about 1.5km uphill from the Bognie Arms at Bogniebrae) Less than a minute after arriving, coincidentally, two friends also arrived at the starting point with their 5 month-old Golden Retriever. We followed the grassy track up through the trees and from the outset Beinn and Dancer had a good runabout.

Morag ascending track:

Beinn and Dancer:

After fifteen minutes of walking, impressive views of the Banffshire countryside opened up including the winding River Deveron.

Knock hill (zoomed):

River Deveron:

Knock hill (zoomed):


As the summit was approached an almost 360 degree panorama of farmland could be seen along with local hills: Bennachie, Hill of Foudland, Hill of Tillymorgan, Tap O’Noth, The Buck, Corriehabbie hill, Ben Rinnes, Knock Hill, and Bin of Cullen.

Turriff in distance:

Dancer and Beinn:

Knock hill:

Banffshire Panorama:

Was surprised to find the summit trig point surrounded by gorse.

Summit trig point:

Aberchirder in distance (zoomed):

Bennachie from summit of Fourman hill (zoomed):

Tap O’Noth from summit of Fourman hill (zoomed):

Beinn at trig point:

The descent was a nice gentle stroll for myself, Morag and Iain and a mad chase-about for Beinn and Dancer.

Having fun:

Looking South:

Pup attack:

A race uphill:

Another enjoyable wee hill.