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Name:Greabhal
Hill number:1605
Height:280m / 919ft
RHB Section:24B: Harris and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:Lewis and Harris
Maritime area:Sound of Harris & Loch Maddy
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NG 00386 89161
Summit feature:ground 2m NE of cairn
Drop:194m
Col:86m  NG002907  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 18
(1:25k) 455
Observations:ground by pile of stones 20m E at NG 00404 89164 is of equal height
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 127 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
1/5. Greabhal and Maodal from Water Works gate. Then shift car down past pie shop. Ceapabhal, Ceapabhal North West Top and Gob am Tonbha (toes head). Lovely walk. Up from sheep pens and contoured back at end at about 150 - 200 metres to use the Leomadail gentle descent. Beautifulnickywood119/06/2019
A quick hill fitted in between trying to organise boat trips. I liked this a lot, great views and easy going. Parked at the Visitor Centre, across the road to the gate and vague animal tracks lead up to a grassy and heathery rake. Once below the bealach, strike straight up the hill on short heather and grass, quite steep, then wander up to the summit and loaf around enjoying the views.Gill29/05/2019
After a decamp for tea and cake while rain came over, short break in the weather allowing time to head up. Parking at the turnoff to Northton, over the road through the gate and followed a rising leftwards diagonal to the bealach and onto summit.N.Morters25/05/2019
Short and steep from 996888. Early morning snow had gone.NormanW04/05/2019
From road to N. Along Hebridean Way for short distance then up N ridge to Maodal then to Greabhal. Good going. In cloud. With PM.CJM22/07/2018
Good parking at 996913. Hebridean Way sign and then good walking over Maodal to this summit with CM. Kept dry despite a little drizzle and cloud. 2 hour return.bolton22/07/2018
Maodal and Greabhal from layby just N of road junction to W. Fine small hills with excellent views.RobertP21/05/2018
Afternoon walk after Roineval with David Baird. Got bored with obvious left slanting diagonal from visitor centre car park and just went straight up. Pleasant. On to Maodal.Thearlaichdubh20/09/2017
With Charles Scott. From Visitor Centre (13:10) climbed more or less directly up to Greabhal (14:00). Good views. Continued along ridge to Maodal (14:40) and slanted down a faint path back to the start.dbb20/09/2017
Parked at NF996913 followed posts marking Hebridean way up to ridge, over Moadal to Grèabhal. Good views. Back same way looking for my sigg bottle. Found in the boot of my car. 2 hours 10rogreeves04/07/2017
Roadside parking at NF 9953 8926. On to Maodal first then across the saddle. Took a direct route W off the hill, down very steep heather slopes. Lower flat section looks like it can be quite wet at times.jonglew18/05/2017
From the south. Some steep heathery slopes but easy enough.AndrewFinnimore08/10/2016
Climbed with Mum and Dad as part of DMC trip to Harris. Got drenched.electricfox03/09/2016
Very fast from nearest point of road. Ran down. V steep. Nice day. View. Rounsfell04/08/2016
Started from NG036885 via Bleabhal, Meabhal, Bolabhal Sgarasta and Maodal returning across boggy ground to road near starting point. Noted presence of a newly constructed path/track leaving the road at approx NG027884 in a northerly direction with footbridge over inflow to Loch na Moracha. We crossed the same 'path' at around NG003908 and NG020894 although at both points it was an informal path (slightly boggier than the surrounding bog)raffemeister03/04/2016
Parked at the Seallum Centre in Northton, through the gate almost opposite and straight up the steep heathery slopes to the ridge and along to the top. Superb views. Returned via same route.martin_hall14/10/2015
Part of a 12 hill South Harris Watershed runPeteN08/07/2015
Starting south of Northton, climbed Greabhal and Maodal before escaping to Sgarasta Bheag.screeleep08/07/2015
selfdavidsbatty24/06/2015
.tim74721/09/2014
As nordicstar - steep but quick ascent from lochan - parking area at start of track. Descent same way.Chris Peart15/09/2014
Uncomfortable steep ascent through tangled heather in a ripping gale.dandaran26/10/2013
Brief circuit from Leverburgh.Smudge21/09/2013
Was feeling pretty run down after a very late night returning from the Pairc epic, so this short circuit from Leverburgh with Smudge was just what I needed to get myself sorted out again.Twice Shy21/09/2013
Galltywenallt21/06/2013
Sunny, cool, windy, good views.iangalbraith18/10/2012
AloneSpudGunn06/10/2012
With Mora, from Taobh TuathBLACKHILL09/06/2012
W Jenx, from lochan at 996888. To south of hill in short grass and easy but steep slopes. Cairn on crest of hill. Grand views all round. Descent back towards Northton, these slopes have deep heather so harder going. Back to lochan, less than 60mins.nordicstar10/04/2012
Parked at the Seallum Centre then climbed steeply up to ridge then along to larger westerly cairn with Jim Bloomer and Mat Webster, GR8 views.Dugswell210/06/2011
Solo Uisdean2505/08/2008
Parked at the Seallum Centre in Northton and climbed steep slope to ridge between Maodal and Greabhal and then headed to summit. Trig point marked on map is non existent.Skerryvore09/07/2008
Round of Bleabhal and Greabhal from the road - mostly good ground.Eddie13/07/2007
heb challengetom smith00/00/2007
Parked just before Leverburgh. Up over rough ground onto slanting rise uphill. Into mist and steep clamber up heather to bealach. Turned right and plod to top 13.35. No view - mist.arranc26/05/2006
Started from the Seallam! Visitor Centre crossed the A859 and took almost a direct line to the top over very steep ground. Up and down in under the hour. Well worth the effort before catching the ferry to North Uist.garyhoney05/08/2004
Beautiful evening with time in hand before evening ferry to N Uist after a HOT day on Taransay. Lesley cycled on to Leverburgh whilst I left the bike for a speedy up and down from the west - for the most incredible and memorable hill and sea views in the perfect evening light.Chris Pearson24/05/2001
Date is first visit. Notes from later...decent little hill, fine view S across Sound of Harris. 996888 A859, tk W end of lochan, steep heather slopes RHW25/09/2000
with Roddyvegibagger19/04/1998
Gonk21/09/2019
sarah mundell19/09/2019
iainwalton16/08/2019
nigheandonn11/08/2019
dave g21/06/2019
fionnag21/06/2019
Jon F29/05/2019
Dave McG17/05/2019
Simon Winton09/05/2019
kathyh03/06/2018
carole engel29/05/2018