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Name:Creag a' Ghobhair
Hill number:1177
Height:346m / 1135ft
RHB Section:16D: Altnaharra to Dornoch
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 65973 94057
Summit feature:rock
Col:185m  NH605975  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 21
(1:25k) 441W
Observations:West top (cairn at NH 65567 93909) is lower
Comments:Relocated from west top in August 2016 following survey
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 116 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From watreworks. Vague ATV track as described. Bad, but rest of the ground worse.iangalbraith23/01/2020
My third and final hill of the day. From the water works at 641948 I just took a direct line up and like Nordicstar thought it best to visit both tops.Peterb18/01/2020
As others from the water works up alongside the shooting butts/numbers stakes. Cloudy on summit, visited both and both crowned with small cairn.N.Morters22/11/2019
From woodland trust car park at Migdale, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL28/10/2019
From the water works road at NH641948. A dirt track skirts the water works on their N side, immediately after the works is a double bend - on the 2nd (L) bend, a vague ATV track heads off S to service some shooting butts on a rounded knoll. This becomes a good path, sometimes braided, after the butts, until it gets lost in heather on the final steepening, up beside three numbered poles (shooters draw lots?).Isbjorn28/12/2018
Limited parking to west behind passing place at around NH642950. Track to end of Loch an Lagain. North along burn in wide tree break to West end of summit ridge. Descended to Loch Beinn Domhnaill. Path southwards through trees (narrow fire break) contains many fallen trees making for difficult progress in places. Ascended to Loch a' Gobhair - the first section of track is indistinct and rough. Ascended to summit of Creag a' Gobhair and then descended west to road.raffemeister10/09/2018
With J during a day off the Corbetts in a week of glorious weather in Sutherland. That didn't preclude a couple of Marilyns of course! After Beinn Domhnaill in the morning & a wander round Dornoch, started from the waterworks where there is ample space to park without obstructing the gate. Followed the track round to the L of the buildings & struck off up the hillside. The best line probably follows the line of shooting butts. Summit is not quite as good a viewpoint as Beinn Domhnaill but good all the same. Took a high route back to the track which made for a quick descent.NotReallyABagger23/05/2018
Parked by the waterworks track and followed until it was time to plunge into the tussocks and heather. Visited both summit candidates, and as Gill said in her log, the views are amazing.Sprog14/02/2018
Third of the day. The track from the waterworks lulls you into a sense of false security, then you're off up the tussocks and heather, but with reasonable deer tracks and bits of ATV track to follow. The top of the hill is nice, and the views are pretty darn good.Gill24/12/2017
1 of 3: From Lochbuie road waterworks.ChrisR23/09/2017
From SW after Hump - Cnoc Dubh Mor, then descent to Water Works where my driver awaited.NormanW22/05/2017
The track to the water treatment works continues for a km to E. Then straight up hill to both summits. On to Meall na Diollaid.Thearlaichdubh16/05/2017
From the Water Works clockwise with 1176Jim.Fothergill18/04/2016
From the water board structures to west. Avoiding worse ground by traversing, animal tracks to gain top. Further summit although shown as less on OS the middle top looks very much higher. Loggednordicstar24/03/2016
A bit of a bog trot.jenx24/03/2016
From the west. Road closure meant I had to cycle the last mile up the road to the gold plated waterworks before heading up the hill into an easterly gale. Dry with hazy sunshine.Topographer5723/08/2015
from the water treatment plant.robertphillips12/06/2015
Parked at the water treatment works. A walk of just over 1 hour return on surprisingly easy terrain. Solo.bolton17/02/2015
Parked by entrance to Water Treatment Works NH64178 94783 Through the first gate & then took the 4x4 track for about 200m before heading up the NW ridge to the summit. Very wet underfoot. (S)gerrybowes24/09/2014
Parked at the entrance to the water treatment plant at NH 642 948, then up the NW ridge to the top.martin_hall11/07/2014
From £1111439 approx costing waterworks and head fro the grouse killing ground on boggy track.Martin R21/05/2014
Up track and over to summitAndrewFinnimore29/09/2013
Otis, AlanGlenford20/03/2012
Climbed up NW ridge - some parking at start of track.Chris Peart10/11/2010
Parked at side of road and initially followed the Allt na h-Atha burn on a good path heading for Loch a'Ghobhair. Summit, above the loch, is non-descript.jonglew19/05/2010
Parked at Bonar Bridge water works. Old track into the interior, turned right over spongy uneven moor making for horizon. Large area of burnt moor made going much easier. To top at 13.45.arranc09/06/2007
Went up from waterworks over original Marilyn summit. Also went further east (and from photos I confirm that I have been up Alan Dawson's revised Marilyn summit of 2016 too).assynt_bob20/05/2007
Ascended from Beinn Domhnail with improving visibility.JohnW23/10/2006
Round of Beinn Domhnaill and Creag a'Ghobhair both tops from road via Loch and Lagain.Eddie09/07/2006
With Andrew. Re-visited on 10 August 2016 to confirm ascent of the re-located summit.richtea504023/04/2006
interesting(ish) quartz-girt summit. from minor rd N of Clashcoig, pasture then boggy moorland RHW13/10/2001
dave g18/01/2020
Rod M24/11/2019
Lindsay M24/11/2019
Janet M24/11/2019
Simon Winton04/11/2018
walk livi23/09/2017