Name:Brae of Moan
Hill number:12207
Height:122m / 400ft
Section:23: Orkney Islands
Col:88m  HY382323  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
-2199103/06/2014HY 37662 33195  F: no feature: ground 4m SE of trig point
S: Abney level
-2203503/06/2014HY 37660 33196  F: no feature: ground 4m SE of trig point
S: Abney level
407403/06/2014HY 37662 33195  F: no feature
O: 4m SE of trig point
S: Abney Level
414303/06/2014HY 37660 33196  F: Across the wall from trigchrisbien

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Nothing to Moan about here, in fact a very pleasant walk along the track to the big ruin of Moan, then up rough grass to a turf wall and easy heather/grass/bare shingly ground to the summit. Interesting detour to the Hermitage on the way down. Locals told us this was a 40 year old chap who was allowed to put a caravan there by the Nun who owned the land. He then built the wall around it and lived on game that he caught. During the winters, he tended to get a bit thin, so the people kept him fed. Sadly, he became ill with cancer and later died.Gill23/02/2019
Good roadside parking (HY 3850 3262). Green lane to interesting ruin at Moan, then SW to hill top and trig pillar. Tried driving closer via Hamarfiold, but could get no closer than HY 3861 3308, and parking tricky there.jonglew23/02/2019
From HY381323, then around the coast to Erne Tower and Saviskaill. Difficult to say which side of the wall is the higher.summitsup02/09/2018
Easy stroll along the wall, after the coastal antiquities and cliffsColin Crawford25/06/2016
Used the track to access this trig and summit with Chris Bienkowski, Jum Bloomer and Tricky Speirs. We also passed Jim Fothergill's yellow mountain bike.Dugswell203/06/2014
With Doug, Jim and Tricky. Track from Craigielea. Top W of wall.chrisbien03/06/2014