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Name:Beinn Bhac-ghlais
Hill number:1231
Height:409m / 1342ft
RHB Section:17A: North Skye and Raasay
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 22919 40491
Summit feature:rocky mound
Col:254m  NG223412  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 23
(1:25k) 407
Observations:cairn 60m N at NG 22901 40435 is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 97 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Climbed from Orbost, walked down the track south, across bridge and then up through the forest. Bad mistake with lots of wind blown trees so headed west to get around them. Finally got out on to the open hill but still a long climb to the top. Then over to Healabhal Bheag. 3 of 7Simon Winton13/03/2020
A grim struggle on the way out and a much better route back. Hint: don't go up through the forestry to Cnoc na Pairce. The cleared area is horribly overgrown, so we went up through the forestry. Although it looks good at the start, it is full of awful wind throw. The good route (our descent in reverse): park at Orbost farm, follow the Idrigill point track to the cattle grid, then go over a small gate on the right, a good path along the wall and fence, then take the gate at the top of the pasture onto an ATV track. This leads up to a flat area below An Cruachan, then dodges down a little, heading SW to a grassy shelf. This flat shelf leads below An Cruachan, after which the ATV track finishes, but the shelf continues on the same level below Healaval Beag leading neatly to the Bealach Bharcasaig, from where it's an easy stroll to the top.Gill02/10/2019
After Mhor and Bheag. Descended to Cnoc na Pairce then some minor forest bashing to house at head of Loch Bharcasaig. Total 16.3k. A grand circuit.NormanW07/06/2019
An object lesson in how to survive an obstacle course. Read this log to learn which way NOT to go. A crude diagram on the barn wall at Orbost Farm implies a path starts near the road bend at NG 256444 - but I could see no track there. So, planned to ascend NE ridge but saw sign 'Orbost Estate. Public FP to MacLeod's Tables' at NG253424 and fell for what seems to be someone's idea of a bad joke - took 2 hours of obstacle tackling to reach the Bealach Bharcasaig. There's a gate there to cross the BWF, but it's in the middle of the bog. On descent of the NE ridge, the deer fence was constructed overhanging making it impossible to scale at its strongest point. The last 300m through the forest to the track continued the obstacle theme, but nothing like as bad as the 'Public FP' joke route.Isbjorn20/01/2019
From Healabhal Bheag, continued south, return via path from MacLeod's Maidens.clashcityrocker17/07/2018
4 of 4: From Healabhal Bheag. With David.ChrisR12/05/2018
From Healabhal Mhor, down nice ridge to fence, then up easy slopes. Down via Cnoc na Pairce. Trees near track on north have been felled a year or two earlier, makes less daunting escape. Hot sunny dayN.Morters28/05/2017
seventh and finally a Marilyn summit. Head from here SW down to the bothy with thoughts of spending the night despite not having brought sleeping bag and mat. Hope there may be something there to sleep on. Meet Stella King from Hebdon Bridge there. Good chat and company and brews me up a cuppa.vegibagger26/05/2017
Clockwise and cloudless round of 3 marilyns and a tump from Orbost. A very rough track leads up to about 200m on the south side of the east ridge of the South Table.Topographer5708/05/2017
Circular walk over the 3 from bend in road and setting off across moors via old track. Frozen ground on the whole and a beautiful sunny day.jenx12/02/2016
Anti-clockwise round of the three Macleods Marilyns from road 1km up from Orbost w Jenx. Good frozen ground all way to the Mhor. Fun continuation to the Beag then steep descent and rise to Beinn Bhac Ghlais. Down ridge and felled woods to track and 2miles to car.nordicstar12/02/2016
round of healabhal mhor,healabhal bheag and beinn bhac ghlais anticlockwise from 1 km north of orbost.robertphillips26/04/2015
3 Marilyns clockwise from Orbost. Perfect weather.AndrewFinnimore09/07/2014
Hill 2 of 5 from Orbost. Surfeit of Golden Plover.jimbloomer20/06/2012
With Mora, from OrbostBLACKHILL17/06/2012
agree with POI; NG 22902 40433 cairn lower. roadside 258448, anticlockwise circuit RHW08/06/2012
from H Bheag. Down on upward path, by rocks to steep grassy slopes to right to Bealach Bharcassaig with hardly any hags. Steady plod up for 500' on tussock to top at 12.15. Substantial cairn built with sturdy stones. Horrendous return to road over deer fence and through forest and fallen brash.arranc14/05/2008
Macleod's Tables N to S en route to Olisdale bothy.Eddie02/09/2000
1st ascent date TBCRHW01/01/1999
Ascended after climbing Healabhal Bheag.JohnW21/04/1987
Sick Kid12/05/2017
Jon F03/05/2017
Tom Mundell25/06/2016
Trekking toes25/06/2016
Owen B13/05/2016
hill walker08/05/2016
Steve Q01/04/2015
Ultima Thule13/03/2014
Andrew Simmons20/10/2013