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Merrick Hill Race

15 Sep 2024

Organiser's Description



The route is 8 miles, 2,900ft of climb. 

The Merrick is located in the Galloway forest region in the southwest of Scotland.

It is embedded in the Awful Hand range on the western edge of the Galloway Hills.

At a height of 2,765ft it is the highest mountain in Scotland south of Ben Lomond.

The race starts and finishes at Bruce’s Stone, Glentrool. Access is from the A714 road, 10 miles north of Newton Stewart. Turn off at Bargrennan to Glentrool village and then follow the road signs to Bruce’s Stone.

The route climbs the Fell of Eschoncan, and then on to the Bennan Hill, Benyellary and finally to the Merrick summit. Return by the same route, 4 miles each way.

See route map in the Scottish Hill Runners online calendar page.

For more information or enquiries, please contact Craig Murphy (Organiser)
or contact the Club Secretary 07851401623 or

The event has a Scottish Athletics (SAL) permit and is organised by Girvan Harriers. The race is bound by SAL and Scottish Hill Runners' rules. Minimum age is 18. All hill race competitors have a prime responsibility for their own safety. You must judge as to whether you are able and equipped to take part. This is a risk sport.

All runners taking part are required to carry with them a map, compass, whistle and full body cover. Every runner is checked before the start and any not complying will not be allowed to start.  

For full safety details go to:  

On-line entries close on Friday 13th September 2024. After that, you can enter on the day at Bruce's Stone.








13 Sep 2024 20:59£8.00£10.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 15/09/2024

12:00:00 - 17:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 50

Places Available: ??



Craig Murphy

Bruce's Stone Glentrool Galloway DG8 6SU