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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 41 users)||By||Date of Ascent|
|From the NE initially on farm track then through fields of grazing cows and pasture. Dry cloud blowing over the summit topped by shapely cairn next to trig pillar.||RichardM||27/07/2018|
|A quick walk from nr the ruin. Electric fences, barbed wire, frisky cattle and a bull made it a bit more exciting. Bryher was left in the van!||jenx||24/07/2018|
|Walked up past ruined cottage and followed fence line. Once within 10m of trig the fun started, trig in cow field with electric and two barbed wire fence in between. Tested electric fence ouchies it was on. Down hill to gate, metal and Orkney gate (fence posts tied together with barbed wire and tensioned to posts by either rope or worse a loop of barbed wire). Opened Orkney gate, climbed other gate and made my way up to trig point. It was surrounded by a muddy deep swamp. Only way to hug it without a mud bath was to traverse along barbed wire fence holding on and lending backwards, not easy! Back via same route.||thejackrustles||23/09/2017|
|Solo||simon and co||04/05/2017|
|Parked just below Maffia ruin. Took same route up as Eddie but didn't have his nail issue. Getting over the electric fence and barbed wires to touch summit was fun.||assynt_bob||16/04/2017|
|Over the electric fence at the gate to the lane below Miffia ruin and over the electric fence and barbed wire to stand on the highest point where a 3cm nail penetrated right through the sole of a trainer and lost some skin.||Eddie||09/03/2017|
|From road to S.||Chris Peart||29/06/2016|
|Overnight camp by ruin at HY221128-Hill of Miffia-Stromness.||campagvelocet||16/06/2015|
|Easy walk from south hampered by driving snow!||Campbell Singer||01/04/2015|
|From road end S of hill||chrisbien||02/06/2014|
|Parked to the south then walked up passed ruined cottage to bag this trig and cairn with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.||Dugswell2||01/06/2014|
|Pasture. Great views.||Adrian||31/05/2014|
|Circular walk around Loch of Stenness from Stromness in pleasant conditions.||Alex C||30/05/2014|
|From Yesnaby cliffs despite the bonxies.||summitsup||25/05/2012|
|Parked at HY23828 12881. Past the ruins and followed fence. The amount of wire at summit made me wonder if this was hill of the Mafia. Good views of Hoy hills and cliffs.||Martin R||12/05/2012|
|Took the opportunity to bag this sub whilst twitching Rufous Turtle Dove. Walked the length of Hillside road until the covered reservoir. Followed the track over Hill of Quholm. A rather large cairn adorned the summit.||garyhoney||14/12/2002|
|Date is first visit. Notes from later...see log on TrigpointingUK.com.||RHW||29/07/2002|
|With Arran over wire fence uphill past ruined farm house to another wire fence and trig 9326 at 13.10. Frisky steers followed us to top.||arranc||02/06/2002|