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Name:Auchtertyre Hill
Hill number:921
Height:452m / 1483ft
RHB Section:12A: Kyle of Lochalsh to Garve
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Alsh & Duich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 83256 28939
Summit feature:rock 20m E of trig point
Col:208m  NG863304  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 413N 428S
Observations:rock is 10cm above trig point base
Survey:Abney level
Comments:OS photogrammetry indicates a summit height of 453m. Abney survey suggests the height is likely to be less than 452.5m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 103 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From NE up hyrdo road, out and back. Very tough going underfoot. Views, sunny spells, breezy. Rounsfell13/09/2019
Parked at gate at 858 298. Hydro road up to Loch na Smeoraich, through gate, crossed stream at top hydro dam, followed faint intermittent ATV track to 300m contour and up to summit. Descent, back down, picking up an ATV track to 300m, through gate back into plantation, ATV track back to top dam, visiting An Cranach on way. Back to Car. In cloud from 375m, rain at summit and all the way down. Just over 5 Miles, 2.5 hrs. With PM.CJM22/05/2019
Same as Gill. Parked at hydro road and easy to Loch na Smeoraich. Took the faint ATV track outside of the deer fence then headed to summit with CM. Returned over An Carnach getting very wet. 2 hour 30 minutes.bolton22/05/2019
Researching an alternative route. There's a new hydro track up the Allt Loch na Smeoraich up to Loch na Smeoraich, which is useful given the new tree planting all the way across the E side of the hill. Through the forestry gate, easily across the stolen river and a new ATV track follows the fence towards the bealach between An Carna and Auchtertyre hill. A bit up and down but dead easy. From there, it's easy to get to the top, and the splendid views.Gill20/05/2019
Approach from small lay-by to E (off A890). mostly pathless - quite well defined ridges near summit. Good views.ger20/05/2019
Lovely walk up through trees onto forestry track. Up path to lochan and sat and enjoyed the view. Followed along lochan to end then headed for top.elizyanne13/04/2019
From Coillemore - seems to be an off-road gravel parking area. There are two gravel tracks, I used the older L (W) track which goes uphill, bending R after a small plank footbridge and becomes a 'green' track. After about 2 km, came to a junction with an over-sized finger post who's three fingers didn't seem to point in any correct direction and went R (E). 50 metres E of where the track crosses the Balmacara Burn a small cairn marks a ride NE through the trees to Loch a Bhealach. A distinct path runs alongside the old fence to a corner where it is delapidated, then a fainter path leads ENE to a col before and below An Carnach. From the col an intermittent ATV track improbably ascends the NE ridge to the top.Isbjorn25/01/2019
Parked at Balmacara Square,crossed bridge and up forest road keeping left where new road goes off right. At forest edge where there is small cairn, climbed steep slope and headed direct to summit arriving at same time as the rain. Back by same route.Coinneach17/07/2018
maol mor and auchertyre hill from parking just off A890robertphillips18/03/2018
Trigpoint. Rough going from the east back via Beinn Raimhcjo03/06/2017
From Balmacara Square.ChrisR22/05/2017
Really enjoyed this climb. Beautiful views with a very windy summit. Started at ReRaig stores.TheSimpsons09/03/2017
With Aidan, Beth, Luna & AJBigNick09/10/2016
From small parking space at 853290, up via awkward north side of Maol Mor, down by easier south side. Probably easiest from lower down.Topographer5726/05/2016
From A890. Started at gates at NG8561929644, ended at the parking area at NG8490627638 and I'm not sure I took the best line inbetween! Route and write-up at:
From parking at E end of Balmacara square, then forest road right to top of forest and straight up very steep W face. Great viewpoint if it had been clear. Might be easier from EThearlaichdubh15/08/2015
Parked w Jenx to NE near old A890 and used marked hill path up flank of Maol Mor. The top is a mess of deep sphagnum moss potholed moraine recently burned in a fire leaving stumps of heather projecting menacingly. Lovely. Having bagged that we dropped steeply into Coire Bhuidhe and climbed Auchtertyre. Great viewpoint, followed the coire and stream back out much more easily. Lots of deer damage seen to young planted scots pines and beech saplings.nordicstar04/01/2015
MC JC O DC JM Beautiful viewsMartin6616/11/2014
With J, Martin66, JC & Otis during a week in Strathcarron. My brother has his dates mixed up again... Small hill, big view! Parked just off the A890 road at 853291 & then tramped over rough grass generally W around the corner of Maol Mor. Diagonal ascent to Auchtertyre Hill summit. A beautiful sunny day & a fantastic viewpoint. Well worth the effort.NotReallyABagger15/11/2014
Solo run from Balmacarra.amswanston05/05/2014
Parked Balmacara Square. Track up through forest and scramble up onto summit plateau.AndrewFinnimore02/04/2014
With Mora, from the road near the Lochalsh DamBLACKHILL01/04/2013
Easily up tracks from Balmacara Square until below the final slopes. Then very steep climb on faint path directly up the prow into shallow rocky gully towards the top - terrific situation. Tenacious heather around summit with no trace of a path. On the return I turned the steeper parts slightly to the South.Chris Peart27/11/2012
fine summit, roughish approach from rd summit to E. RHW19/07/2012
Another short walk of about 3.5 miles round trip to bag this moderate 452m Marilyn. No paths though so rough rocky & heather clad slopes to fight through. We did a short trespass at start of the walk (car park on the A890 at NG848276), went over Maol Beag but skirted round Maol Mor.jonglew15/05/2012
Started from NG8563029650. Faint almost direct path nearly all the way. Far reaching views all round. Great spot to review previous summits on mainland and on Skye etc. Road very quiet because of Stromeferry road closure. Strongly recommended. 5 stars.Martin R12/02/2012
High cloud, dry, calm, good views. No route after forestry track.iangalbraith17/06/2010
Parked on verge. Track to stables over fence to a steep slope with head high bracken. Through swamps on very uneven ground and after 2 or 3 false horizons to upper part of hill giving views ahead. Over wire fence and trudge to top at 12.00. No cairn.arranc04/07/2005
Up forest boundary from Kirkton.Eddie20/03/2005
Date unknown RHW01/01/1990
Simon Winton20/05/2019
Jon F10/03/2018
Andrew Simmons06/08/2017
Tom Mundell05/06/2016
Trekking toes05/06/2016
Clive G12/05/2016
Johnny Corbett20/10/2015
Steve Q03/04/2015