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Skid Hill
Skid Hill from NW.png
Skid Hill seen from NW
Highest point
Elevation 186 m (610 ft)
Prominence 98
Listing TuMP
Geography
Parent range Garleton Hills
OS grid NT 50730 76437
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Skid Hill is a 186 metres high hill of eastern Scotland, the highest of the Garleton Hills.

Geology

Disused Quarry, Skid Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1716464
The old quarry

The hill origin is volcanic and it shows both trachitic and basic lavas, recognisable thanks to the excavations connected to the disused quarry opened in its eastern flanks.

History

A hill fort was detected close to the top of Skid Hill, in one area now located on the northern edge of the disused quarry.

Access to the summit

NE from the Garleton Hills - geograph.org.uk - 1650906
Skid Hill trig point in winter

Very close to the actual summit of Skid Hill stands a trig point. It can be easily accessed on foot from a road flanking the hill by a good track running along the South side of the hill and then by cattle tracks on its western side.

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