Name:Meikle Millyea
Hill number:1693
Height:748.64m / 2456ft
Parent (Ma):1689  Corserine
SMC/RHB Section:27B: Carrick and Galloway
Donald area:Galloway Hills
County/UA:Dumfries and Galloway
Topographical area:SS04 Merrick-fleet
Catchment:Dee (Kirkcudbright)
Class:Hump, Simm, Donald, Graham Top, Yeaman
Grid ref:NX 51616 82555
Summit feature:rock 20m NE of cairn
Col:628m  NX502855  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 77
(1:25k) 318
Observations:rock 10m E at NX 51628 82557 is 3cm lower; cairn is at NX 51606 82540
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Meikle Millyea.pdf
Comments:SMC publications prior to 2021 give the Donald as hill 1694, 3m lower. See Database Notes.
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Corserine and Meikle Millyea circuit from Forrest Lodge. Good paths. Some sunshine!Geoff Briggs30/05/2024
From SW, up ridge, faint path to summit cairn on plateau. various rock outcrops, generally level. Trig some distance away. Frosty, sunny, clear . Continue to Milldown.Denise 25/11/2023
Up and down via Meikle Lump. Made sure to go to cairn on the skyline beyond the trig.Crumblie203/08/2023
All Donalds & Donald Tops in the Rhinns of Kells from Forrest Lodge. 19.5 milesGary Heath20/07/2023
Rhinns of Kells from Forrest LodgeHuwel26/08/2022
Solo anti-clockwise loop from Forest Lodge car park. 6am start to try and avoid the worst of the heat. Fairly straight forward walk through the forest and easy ascent up to Hennessey's Shelter - reached Corserine summit just before 2h elapsed time. Headed across to Millfire, and then on up to Milldown (50mins after leaving the corbett summit). Hit the summit of Meikle Millyea at 9:15am, took some more photos and had a wee break before heading down. The descent and walk out took around 1h 10min. Sunny skies and a light breeze on the tops - total time was around 4h 28mins.mproudfoot14/08/2022
Parked at Forest Lodge, with Kevin Woods. Headed up Professor Heilberg Road, then once out of the trees onto Meikle Millyea,north to Milldown, Millfire and up to Corseine (which only has a trig and small cairn on top). From here we decided to include Carlins Cairn, then contour around the NE slope of Corserine to then cross the NE shoulder and drop back into the forest to trundling along Robert Watson and Bridgit Natvig Roads. 7hrs all in breezy at along the tops, but good views in every direction and my first glimpse into the Galloway Forest proper.chillyman815/07/2022
Parked at Knockmulloch, track gets a bit rough from there, along track past farm and headed up to Rig of Clenie, from there up towards Meikle lump finding a path on N side of wakll. Never saw a soul. Back the same way.colazione24/06/2022
From Forrest Lodge for a round of Carlin's Cairn, Corserine, Millfire, Milldown, Meikle Millyea and Little Millyea.rhalstead18/04/2022
Backpacking up from Rig of Clenrie. So quietAdventurers513/08/2021
Solo ascent of Corserine and then continued over Millfire, Milldown, Meikle Millyea. The car park was surprisingly empty (4 cars incl. me). I was passed by a walker from E Lothian on way up Corserine - he returned the same way. I met a runner/walker who was doing a big round of the local hills.langskill31/05/2021
Classic round of southern half of Rhinns of Kells. From Forrest lodge. Hardcore road now goes to edge of forest at start and finish with forest part of route marked with green arrows.sarahk02/05/2021
From parking area to E (NX 5582 8265). Took a line up over roughish ground to Meikle Lump, bypassed Meikle Millyea trig and took ridge N to Milldown and Millfire, then returned S for the trig and continued on to here. Pushed further S for Little Millyea.jonglew02/05/2021
Rhinnns of Kells N-S traverse from Green Well of Scotland to Forrest lodge.AndyS02/05/2021
As part of Kells of Rhinn. Walked with ABRO-702321/10/2020
Final summit of the day, taking in stone cairn to the north which is higher than trig point, heading down to forest and return to car parkBrucethemoth10/10/2020
From Green Well. Knockower, then full ridge to Meikle Millyea, including Cairnsgarroch. A super ridge walk. Sunny and very clear so great views. Descent to Clenrie was pretty rough. With B and R.jenx26/09/2020
A circuit of the southern Rhinns of Kells from Forrest Lodge: Corserine, Carlin's Cairn, Corserine again, Millfire. Milldown, Meikle Millyea true summit and summit adjacent to trig, ending with a few minor slips on the wet grass and heather of the Meikle Lump descent. The views towards the Awful Hand range and the largely unspoiled adjacent hills and lochs make this a really outstanding walk.Nick Down119/09/2020
From Forest Lodge. Corserine, Carlin's cairn, Corserine again, Nillfire, Milldown, Meikle millyea. Down over Meikle lump. Awful 3 foot high grass on descent. Both boots got a soaking.Longwojo06/09/2020
From Forest Lodge via Corserine, Carlin’s Cairn and Miifire and Milldown with A&C, back via trig then followed faint path down to forest and good return track.PeterD30/08/2020
From Forrest Lodge over Coserine and then ridge to Meikle Millyea. To descend, followed the wall over Meikle Lump. Path then moves away from wall, drops steeply down to edge of forest and start of track which is waymarked back to the car park.benalder28422/03/2020
From Forrest Lodge parking, E along forest roads and tracks to forest edge then up Polmaddy Gairy, contouring round to Carlin's Cairn, then S back to Corserine and on to Millfire, Mill down and Meikle Millyea, descending NE to forest and along roads back to Forrest Lodge parkingkdbennett10/07/2019
fa, solo, rain and mist only clearing on the last top, 37km, 10hrs, from green well of scotland to ken bridge by new galloway, via garryhorn and all the tops from coran of postmark, bow and tops, meaul, carlins cairn, corserine, milkier, milldown, meikle millyea, west top, back to meikle, meikle lump, track through forestry to larger then minor roads, SUW, etc to new galloway and ken bridgerum doodle 05/06/2019
3rd top of the day on a long circular from Glenlee, visiting Meikle Millyea Trig point via Meikle Lump then an out and back to visit Milldown and Millfire along the stone wall then along wall to the other side of the plateaux for this top, checking all rocks to be sure. Continuation to Little Millyea but stopped for lunch near sheltered rocks.Dazingdale21/04/2019
Parked in the car park at the end of the track to Burnhead. Followed good forest tracks to exit the forest at 534838. Obvious path up onto Meikle Lump, eventually following the wall towards Meikle Millyea. Rough, boggy ground descending towards the beallach, then better walking to Milldown and Millfire. Cut across between the lochans and Meikle Lump on the way back, to avoid re-ascent. Lovely day and good views.LizH19/04/2019
Forrest Estate Car Park at 553862 & up Corserine, Millfire & Milldown. From Milldown, followed a decent path past the picturesque Lochans of Auchniebut & up to the summit rock; visited the xDT en route. To descend, went back to the wall junction & down path on N. side of wall over Meikle Lump. At 531834, path veers off to left away from wall & drops steeply down to edge of forest & start of track at 534838. Waymarked track back to car park. (S)gerrybowes26/02/2019
Parked at Hen Craig via Meikle Lump up the wall to summitN.Morters04/10/2018
From Forrest Lodge by tracks and excellent path to Corserine then out and back to Carlin's Cairn. Steady walk mainly on atv tracks over Millfire and Milldown to Meikle Millyea. Followed wall down but took path before turn (one interesting bit) down to new track at forest edge and back to car park.SS05/08/2018
Meikle Millyea and nearby tops from E (where Southern Upland Way joins the minor road). Ascent by Rig of Clenrie and Meikle Lump, to Meikle Millyea trig then true top, then Milldown and traverse to Little Millyea. Descent ENE to rejoin Southern Upland Way at ClenrieRobertP04/08/2018
Slogged slowly up atv and close to dyke from Milldown to reach cairn and TP of MM. Ten minutes out and ten minutes back to putative summit at 516825, to have second phase lunch at the cairn next to the TP. The first vist, 18/03/2015, was also solo, coming from/returning to Glenrie and including Milldown. Descended via the dyke running down over Meikle Lump to reach stile and into forest, walking along excellent track named Prof. Hans Heiberg Road past Burnhead to reach P at Forest Lodge, 7h 40m after leavng it. The weather all day had been very good for walking.jacobus23/05/2018
from Forrest Lodge emerging to N side of Folk Burn and onto Polmaddy Gairy (WH route). Sunny and very warm with hazy views. Solo, met 1 other walker. Followed ridge from Corserine to Meikle Millyea (SW top). Stunning views from latter into Loch Dee. Rough descent over Meikle Lump to forest. 6 hrs. Great paths for this part of the world. A classic day.niallp07/05/2018
Parked at road end, Craigencallie. Long walk along forest track. On to open hillside and easily found summit cairn despite thick mist. Then along ridge to Milldown. Eventually found way down to forest track where friendly lorry driver offered me a lift back, saving me a 4 mile hike.AndrewFinnimore19/04/2018
Fine top to round out this particular trip up to Scotland on. Tony and Adrian great company to share the first class walking with today.Alex C26/03/2018
Corserine round using Walkhighlands route from Forest Lodge CPCrib Goch10/08/2017
Very dry, warm. Round included Corserine, Carlin's cairn, Millfire, Milldown and Meikle Millyea from Forrest Lodge car park.Roblex10/05/2017
Last Donald of the day with George W. The true top and a better view but a smaller cairn. Can I suggest that the cairn is moved here.Play2End03/05/2017
Weather clag to East.MountainMac21/10/2016
full Rhinns of Kells Ridge walk with cars at each end - Burnhead Bridge and Drumjohn. Superb walkcarole engel24/08/2016
Bagged after Corserine. Did both tops, more by accident then planning.Jhimmy31/07/2016
Passed over again on way from Clenrie to Little Millyea.agentmancuso11/06/2016
From Corserine- a fine high level walk over Millfire and Milldown. Visited the W top for views and suspecting it might be higher. It isn't but the views are fine, over Silver Flowe to the rocky summit of Craignaw and beyond. Trodden path continued down the NE ridge and had two alternative finishes. I chose the one through heathery knolls to the gate/ ride at GR 534838. Wild goats encountered on way down. Warm and sunny day.pwheeler12/05/2016
4 of 5: From Milldown. With Tim.ChrisR12/10/2015
Forest Lodge, Corserine, Milldown, Meikle MillyeaFlatfield22/08/2015
With Corserinenickywood112/07/2015
SMMC meet to Galloway, with Mary Stewart, Nic Bullivant and John Rooney.clashcityrocker24/06/2015
Parked at Forrest Lodge walked up by McAdams Burn climbing Meikle Lump bagging Meikle Millyea, Milldown, Millfire, Corserine and Carlins Cairn returning to Corserine and down to the forest via the main path by Folk Burn.Great Walk in this forgotten corner of Scotland.DanTrig22/04/2015
Solo. Parked up Glenlee and Garroch Estate road at entrance to track to Clenrie farm. Walked over Rig of Clenrie to Meikle Lump; electric fences! but jumped first at wall and gates at NX 539 828 allowed passage. Joined stane dyke to Meikle Millyea trig/cairn; went out to true summit then directly to Milldown and returned to MM trig for lunch. Returned by reversing uphill route. Overcast by thin cloud; occasional sunny intervals: hazy visiblility. Missed the opportunity to go to D/T Millfire - no knowledge of D/Ts - but returned to M direct from Forest Lodge and Memorial at a later date.trienbrae18/03/2015