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Name:Beinn Bhragair
Hill number:1577
Height:261.9m / 859ft
RHB Section:24A: Lewis and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:Lewis and Harris
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NB 26683 43253
Summit feature:cairn 50 m SSE of trig point
Drop:150.9m
Col:111m  NB 3189 3668  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 8
(1:25k) 459W 460W
Observations:rock 1m from trig point (NB 26662 43302) nearly as high
Survey:Abney level/Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
Comments:col measured at 111.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 85 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Morning walk from end of the public road to Shawbost. Up the track (could easily be driven) to the old water works. Short zigzag through the crags.N.Morters29/05/2019
Drove up to old water works, 2 gates no locks. Up and down summit in 45 mins.NormanW01/06/2018
Beinn Bhragair and Beinn Rathacleit from end of public road to N. Warm bright morning, before ferry to Ullapool.RobertP24/05/2018
Drove down to water treatment plant (NB 2613 4368) on reasonably good vehicle access track. 1st of a round of 5 hills, with nephew Andrew Purkiss.jonglew23/09/2017
A very good hill considering its modest altitude. Walked to the waterworks, then got up close to the crags on grassy trods. Found a howff below one of the bigger crags, marking the start of excellent grassy sheep trods through the crags. Over a flat bit, then a wide heathery gully to the top. Easy going, fairly dry, and superb views. Especially smug to be dry and looking south to see Harris and Uig being drowned.Gill22/09/2017
From the waterworks at 261437. There are 2 gates from Siabost down the metalled road. Took one hour return with CM.bolton22/07/2017
From water treatment plant. 1/8 sun, good vis, slight haze, nice cooling breeze. With PM.CJM22/07/2017
Along tarmacked access road & parked by old waterworks at 261436. Apart from a short stretch before the road gate, tarmac is still in good condition - SSE to top of wide grass gully & then a short walk to summit cairn. (S)gerrybowes21/06/2017
Walked from Shawbost. Easy approach along tarmac road to water works then steeply up a boggy gully to the summit plateau and trig point. Weather fine - extensive views.ajd5807/06/2017
Farmer said I could drive to water works so I did! A nice easy Marilyn for a change.AndrewFinnimore03/05/2017
Delightful hill from track to factory from W, then diagonal through the impressive cliffs.Thearlaichdubh12/06/2016
Before ferry home, from road end and track - walked could have driven to the water works but exercise is always good! With Jenx.nordicstar22/09/2015
Wet, windy and misty today.Dugswell222/09/2014
Siabost circular.Smudge11/06/2014
Overcast, dry, mild, cool wind, good views.iangalbraith17/10/2013
Considering the location amongst extensive peat bog an interesting little hill with wide sweeping views of peat bog and fine coast/sea aspect further away.Martin R30/09/2013
with Alex and Alison, left car at 267456, walk up private road to 261436, ascended west face.Topographer5715/09/2013
Wet and very blustery today.Alex C15/09/2013
From the North and round the back, seeing various airidhs and ruins. Steeper than we thought coming down off the front towards the water treatment works.dandaran03/03/2013
With Mora from Siabost.BLACKHILL02/06/2012
Park at end of road south from Shawbost. On tarred road for 1 1/2 m through two gates to crags. Up a grass gully, with trig in sight, moved to the right to a cairn with 3 rocks, probably equal height to the column 80 yards away. 14.50. 4 townships on coast in view.arranc22/06/2010
Started walk from the restaurant I used to own in shawbost. great views from the summitWayne Mac18/10/2009
Revisit. Fine rock and grass summit, wild desolate view. Tarmac road in from N serves Scottish Water compound. Keep a bit R of beeline initially to find a way thru crags. Windy squally day.RHW07/09/2009
Solo Uisdean2506/08/2009
From Lower Shawbost. Man at the end of the lane has been 'hiding from Al Capone' for the last six decades. Bike was still there when I returned.Eddie17/07/2008
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine rocky isolated hill, albeit rain 27/9/00. New Shawbost roadhead (probably driveable to 261436 @ uninhabited bldg), climb grassy gully (2) drove to Scottish Water site RHW27/09/2000
NickF28/07/2019
dave g25/06/2019
Dave McG16/10/2018
Gonk16/10/2018
Kevin2903527/07/2017
Iona24/09/2016
Tom Mundell24/09/2016
carole engel14/06/2016
richtea504030/04/2016
DaveMcS19/04/2016
foggieclimber14/04/2016
jenx22/09/2015
alda28/07/2015
Jim.Fothergill16/09/2014
Campbell Singer16/09/2014
PGCE15/09/2014
Tony S14/09/2014
Lorna S14/09/2014
danpquinn19/06/2014
PM15/09/2013
Tony Rogers15/07/2013
Dee Rogers15/07/2013
LizH19/06/2013
PeterAH19/06/2013