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Name:Ben Loyal - An Caisteal
Hill number:1132
Height:764.2m / 2507ft
RHB Section:16B: Durness to Loch Shin
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Borgie, Catchment Boundaries, Tongue
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NC 57812 48848
Summit feature:rock slab 7m E of trig point
Col:155m  NC518443  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 10
(1:25k) 447S
Observations:rock 30m E at NC 57805 48830 is lower
Survey:Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
Comments:Col not surveyed - would need to be 154.6m or lower to retain P2000ft status
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 303 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
hill walker01/11/2019
From Sgor Chaonasaid, hiking south over Sgor a'Bhatain to the summit. Return by outward route back to Ribigill, after steep descent to Bealach Clais nan Ceap. With KM, NP and JK.Man of Kernow121/10/2019
Tricky final ascent in the wind, strong and blustery. From Ribigall with NO, JK and MTkenmorti21/10/2019
With K, J and M. Rough and muddy going, very strong cold winds, gale force on steep, slab by summitst (sit mat blew away on summit). Dry, with good views, ample parking, before Ribigill. 8 hrs all told. Out and back to summit, given light and wind but ridge circuit v tempting.niallp21/10/2019
sarah mundell24/08/2019
Tom Mundell24/08/2019
The Rodmiester28/06/2019
From parking area on track near Ribigill, then followed track and paths S, continuing up to Loch na Creige Riabhaich and on to summit. With JAS, MvT and RvT.kdbennett21/06/2019
With Sue from Ribgill cycled part way then via Sgor Choansaid, Sgor Bhatan to summit An Caisteal. Return same way, weather cold and wet.Frank05/06/2019
Sick Kid01/06/2019
Family members who got to the top: Conrad, Gregor, Garry and Dylan. Remainder got to first peak: Jessie, Adele, Katie G, Nick and Joseph.batrigg28/05/2019
Climbed with Tim. My favourite mountain. Easter Monday. Glorious views.Skerryvore22/04/2019
From Ben Hiel. Steeply down to the bealach, then steeply up to the north Creag Riabhach, picking up a path.Owen B21/04/2019
From Ribigill.Alan29/08/2018
GavinTheobald 227/08/2018
Clockwise round of three marilyns from Lettermore. Castle looked impregnable from the south but is easily accessible from the north west.Topographer5718/07/2018
Simon Winton06/07/2018
Ben Loyal walkjustin99917/06/2018
Ben Loyal and top from Car park at end of lane to Ribigill, good tracks and paths most the way.rhalstead17/06/2018
MMC Tongue trip with Noelle Ryan and Jon Moss. followed Donald Irvine's advice about the round to take in two Marilyns. Long mostly dry day in low cloud on Ben Loyal but some views from Marilyns. 8 hours.alexmaclennan21/10/2017
Great. Came up via Ben Hiel.Play2End20/06/2017
Solo neil hutton18/05/2017
Weather fair with moderate wind.MountainMac29/04/2017
Nick Canute19/08/2016
Dave McG06/08/2016
Ben Loyal from Ribigill. Sgor Chaonasaid, Ben Loyal, Beinn Bheag, descent NE to take in Creag Riabhach on return. Started bright, excellent views over the tops, weather deteriorated only on the descent.RobertP06/07/2016
Wycombe Wanderer09/06/2016
With Steve, Rod, JohnOik08/06/2016
From Lettermore following land rover tyracks then cross country to lochan below summit. Then grass slopes and wide ridge to simple ascent on west side. Down by Creag Riabhach which afforded excellent views of the summit. Picked up land rover track on descent which made for easier going.SS08/06/2016