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Name:An Lean-charn
Hill number:1140
Height:521m / 1709ft
RHB Section:16B: Durness to Loch Shin
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NC 41980 52568
Summit feature:rock adjacent to cairn
Col:193m  NC402457  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 9
(1:25k) 446
Observations:rock 15m N at NC 41982 52582 is as high
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 76 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the Strabeg road end. After the initial cliffs, there are two areas of bracken to wade through on the way to the lochans. Took an unorthodox route up through the crags to the summit and descended North along the ridge. Took much longer than the minimum time suggested in the Hughs book. I made it 10.9k in total.NormanW08/07/2020
Simon Winton15/11/2019
Am I allowed to hate a hill? Wonderful weather, beautiful wilderness, horribly tough going. Not my favourite Marilyn although with my favourite co-bagger trimarc2. The Boost bar at the end was the best tasting chocolate Iíve ever had.Fionalevey11/05/2019
A great day and great views of my own homeland from the top. It took longer than I anticipated (three and a half hours in total)but glad I selected a time when the vegetation was low and the hill relatively dry. there is a gate in the fence at NC 39244 52762 then follow the burn selecting the tributaries running from the east.elizyanne26/04/2019
Erik B29/07/2018
Dave McG29/07/2018
Tom Mundell05/07/2018
Trekking toes05/07/2018
From road south of Loch Eriboll, track west of cliffs then up mostly easy slopes on good ground. Summit cliffs look imposing but there are plenty of safe ways up. Main issue was the warm and still humidity.Topographer5702/06/2018
Parked on the verge next to the track at the head of Loch Eriboll and followed the track below Creag na Faolin. Contoured up on dryish grassy ground, crossing a fence, to join the stream draining the lochan, and then through a notch to the left of a vague waterfall. Past the lochan onto boggy flats with deer tracks across to steeper hillside, with short grass leading easily up. Traverse up across a broad and very vague, shallow coire, on the side of the broad ridge. Onto a small top (post) above a small lochan, down to the lochan, then up to an even smaller unmapped peaty lochan. Up to the right of quartzite crags then to an easy gully through the summit crags and on to the top. Misty, but route finding is straightforward, and itís easy getting down, one bearing does the job.Gill07/05/2018
As others, track to Bothy from head of a Loch Eriboll. Once cliffs give way to slopes easy walk past a few lochans to summit, blocky rocks on top. Wild strong wind made hard work but clear. Good views all round esp. Ben Hope. 2/2N.Morters05/05/2018
2 of 4: From Loch Eribol, Strathbeag track.ChrisR19/04/2018
Along the track round the west side of Cread na Faoilinn, left the track at 39129 53105 and headed towards the top picking a route through the complex terrain. Returned via a route initially slightly further to the south for an easier descent.martin_hall02/04/2018
From the bend at south end of Loch Eriboll. Initially good track around crag then up easy heather and moss slopes with a craggy last push to summit. Extremely windy all the way.Campbell Singer15/05/2017
From lochside, old track leading to bothy in Alladale. Cut up hill once round the crag and easy line all way to summit. Good underfoot.nordicstar19/06/2016
A nice valley start then a good way up to the craggy top.jenx19/06/2016
From Meall an Ceirileach and then to Cnoc Dubhaidh.Alan Moore15/05/2016
Via Strabeg bothy. Boggy path even after recent dry weather.Tony S13/05/2016
Lorna S13/05/2016
Track beneath crags then up easy ground to summit. Nice one!AndrewFinnimore27/08/2014
Interesting top with a complicated ascent route that can be simplified the further you go up the boggy estate road.Martin R26/05/2014
Denise 02/06/2013
Up and down from Strabeg following Allt Odhrsgaraidh. There's a fine rocky summit ridge.Chris Peart22/11/2012
Colin Crawford22/11/2012
Ultima Thule12/09/2012
Alan Whatley07/04/2012