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Name:An Cuaidh
Hill number:980
Height:296m / 971ft
RHB Section:13A: Loch Torridon to Loch Maree
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (North)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NG 76503 89114
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:161m
Col:135m  NG820814  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
(1:25k) 434
Observations:ground 20m SE at NG 76512 89098 is as high
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 131 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at the bottom of the mast road and walked up to the masts and then across to the TP. Returned the same way. 75 mins. Forecast was 99% rain. Actually dry with a view of Harris. Back at Sands campsite Karen said it had rained non stop.ChrisR27/07/2019
Parked in small car park 500m before lighthouse...the parking dispute with the lighthouse seems to have been resolved....there's now a sign at Melvaig indicating that the public can use the road and park in designated parking spaces, and inviting any problems with access to be reported to the council. Up the mast access track, then across the bogs to the trig point, keeping to the watershed to avoid most of the groughs. Then down NE to Loch an Draing and NE again on the track to the coast. Back on sheep tracks along the coast, including passing the wonderful Camus Mor. 10 miles, and a much better walk than just an iut and back.Clive G08/05/2019
Drove to masts, easy stroll on another warm sunny dayIWC27/05/2018
First new Marilyn of the year. Amazing wide angled views- Sutherland, Fisherfield, Torridons, Skye, Hebrides. Keep for a good day. With Ben.hillsman17/05/2018
1st of 4 Marilyns in day car bagging with Jon Glew. 11km walk planned from end of B8021 in Melvaig, but tarmac (public adopted?) to outdoor centre open and even better - right to radio mast also open. Parked near radio mast in site of trig walking in arc to the left avoiding most of the boggy minor hags and groughs. 1.61 miles walked with only 35m of ascent.SteveSmith06/02/2018
Drove to the masts. Easy 1km across the peat hags in clear weather; a bit damp under foot but ok. With Steve Smith.jonglew06/02/2018
Snowy ascent from parking at Melgave. Road too icy to go much further. Walk along road and up to masts, then across snowy moorland to trig. Stunning views.N.Morters30/12/2017
The road is now open all the way to the lighthouse, all bridges repaired nicely. We drove to the mast, good parking, tarmac all the way, then did navigation practice in thick mist across the peat hags, emerging from the mire onto a nice easy ridge with a vague path all the way to the trig. Somewhat windy, and, on the return, the masts were concealed in mist until about 100 yards away.Gill22/12/2017
Added to a long circular coastal walk from Naast to the end of the peninsula and back via Cove. Not a cloud in the sky. Stunning views of the coast and mountains from beyond Quinag to the Applecross peninsula, most of Skye, Harris and Lewis. Loads of peat hags, mostly fairly firm after a good dry spell.Owen B14/02/2017
Hoping to drive up to masts but road closed at Melvaig due to bridge getting repaired therefore had to slog up to trig pt from road across numerous old peat-cut ridges and saturated ground. Best to combine this one with a stay at the wonderful bothy above Camas Mor.AndrewFinnimore20/01/2017
Drove to the bottom of the transmitter road, there are signs up that you can park there... Thought this meant the road was now public, but it seems the landowner isnt very happy about this... It was pouring with rain so mo-one was about anyway.hils15/10/2016
KeithByTheC24/05/2016
Drove up to the aerial. Wind horrendous - driving rain showers. Full waterproofs and a yomp across the peathags to the trig point. Kept to the higher ground and rewarded by cloudy views of both lochs in between squalls. With John and Niall P.kenmorti25/10/2015
From masts in sunset twilight. The best line is the straightest; due east of the masts is an impassable swamp. A bit haggy at first but it gets better. Superb sunset views of Skye and Harris.Topographer5715/10/2014
With: hb sb ab; Parked in carpark and followed road to just after Allt a'Bhutha across moor to summit. Returned by aerials and visit to lighthouse at Rubha Reidh.Ian Baines08/07/2014
With: ib sb ab; Helen Baines08/07/2014
bog trot from parking at the masts. slight track along the ridge.Adrian17/11/2013
Various inc JC DC O Great seaward views. Second day at Badachro.Martin6606/05/2013
With Mora, easy top via road to mastBLACKHILL06/05/2013
During a week at Badachro. Windy & clag over the higher summits so parked at Melvaig with Martin66, JC, J, Harts & Otis & then a wander along the track to the transmitter access. Up this & then on to the summit. Returned to the masts & then headed down to the outdoor centre before returning to Melvaig. A good short outing. (Again on 23/5/19 with J, Shaky & Smithy on a wet day. Can now drive to lighthouse, so watched seals playing just off the point.)NotReallyABagger06/05/2013
W Jenx. Claggy day in Torridon so headed for coast. Coffee in Gairloch and out to Melvaig. Drove easily to antenna and walked out in mist over sub tops to trig. Mist cleared on way back with views to Skye and Hebrides.nordicstar08/12/2012
Parked at bottom of road to aerials (room to park two cars without causing obstruction). Took road to aerials, then through peat hags to gain a faint path south along 'ridge' to trig point. HP possibly on a peat hag 20m south of trig. Returned by outward route.Man of Kernow129/10/2012
Started from car park at Melvaig, up road & track to masts then moorland trog back. Excellent visibility seawards while poor inland.Smudge10/05/2011
Parked at the bottom of the mast track, although it is possible to drive to the masts. The crossing to the trig from the masts was easy, even my 4 year old made it.garyhoney07/06/2010
PeteN04/04/2009
with Jamievegibagger29/08/2008
Revisit. Moorland, big views - Fisherfield, Skye, Coigach. Grassy / peaty approach from masts: tarmac road driveable.RHW25/05/2008
Made hard work of this by parking at a bridge to WSW. Followed burn then rough grassy slopes, eventually to trig. Suspect much easier via the comms mast road.Aye Jimmy25/10/2007
Sunny, warm, dry, good views.iangalbraith10/09/2007
Galltywenallt17/06/2007
From the end of the road at the end of a stormy day.Eddie03/12/2006
P N of Melvaig, followed mast track up, with Fiona.agentmancuso14/04/2003
Quick bag on the way out from the bothy.ARM27/09/2002
By M Breac radio masts. On higher ground to avoid bogs, hags and slush. Fell over once. To top at 12.15.arranc31/05/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...rather dull approach, expansive undramatic view. park @ main rd due to locked gate RHW05/05/2001
Crumblie209/05/2019
Domino19/09/2018
Susan Bidwell18/09/2018
PaulineC27/05/2018
danpquinn22/03/2018
thenomad15/02/2018
Squidgey01/08/2017
BrianMatthews14/07/2017
Tom Mundell07/01/2017
Trekking toes07/01/2017
AndyS21/09/2016
iainwalton04/06/2016
phil10125/05/2016
m0untain_n0mad10/05/2016
Jim.Fothergill21/04/2016