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Name:Ben Shieldaig
Hill number:997
Height:534m / 1752ft
RHB Section:13B: Applecross to Achnasheen
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Torridon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,HF,Y)
Grid ref:NG 83363 52393
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Drop:403m
Col:131m  NG850479  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 24
(1:25k) 428N
Observations:rock on far side of cairn also as high
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 95 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
After An Staonach in the morning drove to Loch Dughaill and parked at layby 828511. Steeply up on rough ground, meeting the deer fence at 300m which helped on further steep terrain. Took me longer to summit than anticipated. Down to col and followed deer fence down before taking a direct line back to car. My final Region 13 Marilyn.NormanW28/10/2019
From Loch Dughaill, very steep pull up to ridge roughly following deer fence. Then easier slopes to summit. Cloud low 400m, dry save last 20mins to car typical.N.Morters10/08/2019
From road bend at east end of Loch Dughaill. Over stile to gain same side of deer fence as summit, then up the fence and roughly east to higher fence, then along fence to stile where it crosses the ridge and north up the ridge to summit.Topographer5708/06/2018
Traverse of summit ridge.chalky195315/05/2018
From roadside (NG 8299 5135) with Steves Smith & Lewis. Steeply up snow-clad heather slopes. NW Top first, then on to the 2 SE tops. Dropped to the road and up onto An Staonach.jonglew11/02/2018
From Loch Dughaill. Steep and tussocks but direct. Followed line of deer fence higher up before turning north along broad ridge. Great viewpoint. Continued to the two southern summits.Campbell Singer22/10/2017
3 of 4: From Loch Dughaill.ChrisR18/09/2017
After a drive round to Applecross on a misty rainy day, tackled this Marylin.nickywood110/06/2016
self (at Newton)davidsbatty20/05/2016
Parked east end of Loch Dughaill and zig-zagged up steep slopes to summit.AndrewFinnimore29/04/2016
SoloUisdean2517/10/2015
from parking spot eastern end of loch dughaill up steep slope to col then to summit.robertphillips15/11/2014
With Mora, from the A896 at ng829513BLACKHILL06/04/2013
W Jenx, parked Shieldaig village, cut onto hill at GR 817536 and steeply up heather slopes and small crags direct up end. At higher crag cut right (S) and make tricky traverse up steep ground to outflank. Over top to gain main summit with cairn on outcrop.nordicstar09/12/2012
Form Meall Dubh end, up the long ridge. Hot, sunny and calm.iangalbraith14/04/2010
Parked at entrance to marine farm. Past a fishing hut for 3/4 m to Loch Damh. On a deteriorating track to a small shack by the shore. Up into very rough tussock moor and a trek into a wide bealach under the ridge. More of the same and to ridge at 11.00. No sign of path, but pleasant going, after all the rough stuff, amid sandstone boulders and to top at 11.25. Magnificent view.arranc04/06/2009
see TrigpointingUK logRHW29/09/2007
Up over heather strewn rocks and terraces from the road.Eddie19/02/2006
Ascended from high point on A896.JohnW30/06/2005
Gallovidian22/03/2020
Simon Winton23/07/2019
LesH12/08/2018
Dave McG04/06/2018
Tom Mundell03/06/2018
sarah mundell03/06/2018
Trekking toes03/06/2018
Iona03/06/2018
Martyn110/05/2018
Glenysj2110/05/2018
aul-fogie25/04/2018
BlackPanther21/04/2018
SteveSmith11/02/2018
Isbjorn11/02/2018
thenomad11/02/2018
iainwalton01/06/2016
grumpy14/06/2015
AndyS24/05/2015
Tony S19/04/2015
Lorna S19/04/2015
foggieclimber01/08/2014
DaveMcS11/07/2014
RichardM09/03/2014
richtea504016/11/2013
interloper07/06/2013
jenx09/12/2012
mae03/10/2012
Tony Rogers27/09/2012
Dee Rogers27/09/2012
hill walker25/08/2012
eddieh11/06/2012