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Name:Arkle
Hill number:1129
Height:787m / 2582ft
RHB Section:16B: Durness to Loch Shin
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Inchard, Catchment Boundaries, Laxford
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NC 30276 46167
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:392m
Col:395m  NC336451  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 9
(1:25k) 445
Observations:ground to 15m N and 5m W is of similar height and comprises loose stones and boulders
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 260 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Cycled up past Loan until track became too steep. At 160m a trackside cairn is one of several along the route to the south east summit, then drop down onto narrow ridge to main summit. A short section of this ridge requires scrambling, fairly easy but there was a strong wind and some exposure. Views of Foinaven in all its glory. Descent temperature close to 30C in glen.Topographer5725/07/2019
One of the best! A good walk across the valley, then a bit of a slog up bog and rock to the first summit. Then magnificent mountain views followed by a fine narrow ridge to the summit. Bit dull and hazy but no complaints! With IkukoGWR Chris16/05/2019
From north of Achfary. Excellent track. Didn't find the path off the track.Low cloud and rather breezy but the minor scramble was straightforward.Owen B20/04/2019
From Bealach Horn and returning to Archfary.justin99929/06/2018
From parking space, track passing Lone, then steep track and soon after it became less steep, left at small cairn on intermittent path. I lost the track and regained it once or twice on stony ground and came to the plateau just W of cairn marking the route to the main summit. The ridge is very good, narrowing near the summit before leading out to a plateau. Fabulous views in the sunshine, as far as the Fannichs, but it was Foinaven that held the eye. Return via Meall Aonghais (qv)pwheeler17/05/2018
Pouring rain in the morning, didn't get started till after 12:00. Could only manage Arkle in the time left.iansm13/05/2018
Arkle from the parking space at the end of the road to Lone. On own.MorecambeMonkey12/05/2018
MMC Tongue trip with Jon Moss. Followed WH route. Initially lovely and sunny to east shoulder then driving rain going over the ridge to summit. 6 hours.alexmaclennan22/10/2017
cycle in with Sue and MVW climb Arkle then Meal HornFrank13/06/2017
FR & SR.Vin13/06/2017
From track passing Lone, as far as top of rise, then left at small cairn on intermittent path to Point 758. Along fine ridge to summit cairn. Extensive views in all directions, didn't want to leave!MichaelF22/05/2017
On own ruth turned back feeling unwell fantastic autumn dayDunlawyering31/10/2016
With Ian Price. Glorious daytallblond10/10/2016
brilliant day with cloud clearing the summit just in timeoatcake24/08/2016
What a hill, what a day. Part of round of 3. 33K.davechaffey28/05/2016
An Earachd - Lone - Arkle - Meall Horn - Creachan Thormaid - Lone - An Earachddavidpettit8426/05/2015
Parked at A838/private road junction at NC29654 40212 – Along private road to Lone – Took stalkers’ path up side of Allt Horn for about 1½km – Left track between two burns at 321432 – A bit of a slog N. to Meall Aonghais – Arkle S. Top – Arkle. (PM)gerrybowes18/05/2015
From Achfary where we parked the car. An 11 mile return walk up to the summit with its satellites. With GB.bolton18/05/2015
Set off from Achfary car park passed lone boathy assented Meall a Horn then back to Arkle poissable the best way of assentting Arkle. Great views all dayNozzer14/03/2015
With KieraLoz_mck28/02/2015
round of 3 arkle, meal horn, and sabhal beag Cycled from carpark at bridge to woods beyond lone then to summits.robertphillips08/07/2013
With VR's Bern, John, Lionel, Phil and Tony.batrigg12/05/2013
selfdavidsbatty20/06/2012
alone SheilaS29/04/2012
one of the classic hills of britain. a fairly long but easy walk in from the small car park by loch stack, the going only gets tougher when you reach the forest. an awesome hill.stig_nest21/06/2011
Climbed on DMC trip while staying a Scourieamcculloch18/06/2011
Walk in from NC297402, via Lone. Arkle from here, then on to Meall Horn and Graham of Sabhal Beag. Out to same point via Strath na Seilich.nordicstar26/04/2011
Mist and rain. PtarmigansMorning25/08/2010
From south car park with Chris Crocker on a windy day with high grey cloud. Tops on view bar some of Fionaven. Super day.Dugswell209/06/2010
Galltywenallt09/06/2010
NUFWAS Durness trip. With Jon & Housechild.Grinner07/05/2010
MC JC. Waited at the car park until the cloud started to lift. Lovely ridge to the main summit with mild scrambling and a fantastic pavement. 5.5h round trip. Returned to Scourie Hotel.Martin6609/04/2010
7 of 8: From the south top.ChrisR30/07/2009
Solo tripInvicta1431/05/2009
The Big Walks walk number 1. Laxford Bridge, N ridge of Arkle, Arkle, Foinaven ridge, Gualin House.PGCE11/05/2009
To Arkle, up and back from Lonerjf3507/08/2008
Traverse of Foinaven and Arkle from North to South. With A,C,B,M,M J and D.PeterD27/05/2007
With DJB, staying in Ullapool. Rough walk over quartzite, thunderstorm after we got down.douglas_easton22/05/2005
After Foinavon was tired getting to this summit but again glorious. Views of Foinavon brilliant. So many great peaks here. Company: Soloiandesbottes25/08/2004
Dropped by Matt 10:20 near Lochstack lodge (but used wrong bridge). Along track to ~ 285465 then up to ridge & ascended steeeply over scree to top. Cloud; no path. S along excellent ridge then over stony wastes to Foinaven - cont Ganu Mor dbb09/06/2004
Alone with Meall HornSpudGunn06/06/2003
From Lochstack Lodge. Steeply up the northwest flank.Alan Moore04/06/2002
From Lone, good path as far as top of rise, then to Point 758 and along fine ridge to summit cairn.benalder28401/07/2001
From Lone. Blustery, heavy hail/snow showers made walking miserable, but a fine ridge though.Aye Jimmy25/04/2000
Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
One of my favourites just beautiful.Gill01/01/2000
Beautiful, little sister to Foinavon. Not as big but just as good views.gman09/09/1999
Solo Uisdean2528/07/1999
Camped with friends near Allt Horn at 400m 335454. In the morning it was misty and damp so we stayed late in the tents. We eventually left at 11:00 and navigated with compass to Lochan na Faoileige and Meall Aoghais, to the 757m summit of Arkle and then to the 787m summit. The last part is narrow and rocky although the summit area is flat. It was very windy, but did not rain. We went back to the lowest point of the ridge to point 757m and descended a gully, roughly southwards.pwbellarby18/05/1997
EUHWC. Before Foinaven and Meall Horn.amswanston18/05/1996