Add marker to map:              help
Marker Notes X

To add your own marker to the map, click on the appropriate symbol below the map, then click again at the location required on the map (using the crosshairs).

Logged-in registered users only...
When you add a marker, a pop-up box should then appear on the map - fill in the elevation (if known) and a brief description of your marker, then click [save].

To view previously saved markers which fall within the bounds of the map, click the show link (you may need to repeat this if you zoom or pan away from the current position on the map).

Loading...
Name:Ben Hiel
Hill number:1139
Height:535m / 1755ft
RHB Section:16B: Durness to Loch Shin
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Borgie, Catchment Boundaries, Tongue
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,HF,Y)
Grid ref:NC 59583 50038
Summit feature:prominent rock 7m W of cairn
Drop:210m
Col:325m  NC595492  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 10
(1:25k) 447N 447S 448N
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

Show Map
(Please be considerate with your usage of the OS map pages, as there are daily limits)

View on: Geograph  OS Maps  Streetmap  Magic  NLS  OSM

Full screen map
Switch to Bing Maps view
(Please be considerate with your usage of the Full Screen/Bing Maps pages, as there are monthly limits)

Resize map: portrait / landscape / reset

Map Help, This page uses the Ordnance Survey OpenSpace API
which does not include Explorer (1:25000 scale) mapping.

Show/hide GPS File for mountains/markers shown

Show/hide GPX File for mountains shown

Photos
No summit photo available
Hill summit
No portrait photo available
Hill portrait

To contribute a summit or portrait photo for a hill
please contact the hillsummits website

N.B. Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way.  Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land(*).
*For information about access rights in Scotland see the ScotWays website.
Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass.  Please quote the hill number and hill name.

Logged Descriptions  (logged by 91 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked by Loch Loyal 614491. Rough ground lower down, fortunately not too boggy after a dry spell.Owen B21/04/2019
On solo traverse of Loyal Marilyns + Beinn Stumanadh.amswanston02/09/2018
1 of 3: From north end of Loch Loyal.ChrisR16/08/2018
Clockwise round of three marilyns from Lettermore. Lots of blueberries at col. Splendid view of north coast from summit. Trackless long vegetation problem descending lower ground.Topographer5718/07/2018
From good parking at the north end of Loch Loyal. Followed track to mast (not shown on my map) and then moorland to the top.Alan Moore17/05/2018
MMC Tongue trip with Noelle Ryan and Jon Moss. followed Donald Irvine's advice about the round to take in two Marilyns. Long mostly dry day in low cloud on Ben Loyal but some views from Marilyns. 8 hours.alexmaclennan21/10/2017
Up from the east on a lovely summers day. Complex ridge, steep descent to get on the path to Ben Loyal.Play2End20/06/2017
2/3 from Tongue road to the east. Dry grassy then rocky outcrops to the summit. Sunny, views to Orkney and all roundN.Morters03/05/2017
Weather fair with moderate wind.MountainMac29/04/2017
From the east.AndrewFinnimore26/08/2014
On way from Loch Loyal appropriately enough to Ben Loyal. Name loyalty, indeed. A fine summit in its own right, with grand views.Martin R27/05/2014
Parked opposite the track up to the disused quarry, at NC613500. Walked up the track and above Creagh Dubh and along the ridge to the top, returning more directly to the north of Creagh Dubh.martin_hall17/03/2013
Climbed from North end of Loch Loyal. Up past phone mast to Creag Dhubh bealach then up SE ridge. Return same way.Chris Peart24/11/2012
Took in this Marilyn en-route to Ben Loyal. So close to it's big cousin it seemed we could reach out and touch it! Easy access from Loch Loyal, but an unnecessary distraction if doing Ben Loyal from the usual start point of Ribgill Farm.jonglew23/05/2012
From Ribigil via Cunside. Up to col pt. NC590496, took in Ben Hiel from col - steep slopes (back deer tracks help), then slabby outcrops to top..nordicstar01/05/2011
A great little hill, very complex topography done with a layer of snow and on a very cold day.thenomad24/11/2010
with Jamie and ben-Jivegibagger08/08/2010
Parked in small space opposite a lay by on A 836. Rumble of thunder. Plod over sloping deer grass moor then steeply up on tussock and heather to grass under grey crags and to top of ridge. Turned right to a flattish slope of wet grass and to top at 11.30. Neat cairn of 20 rounded stones on highest crag. Loyal looking splendid close to.arranc29/07/2008
Up and down from the road after a night in Achnanclach bothy.Eddie03/12/2005
fine craggy complex hill, fine views. A836, atv tk from 613499, bypass false summit RHW17/10/2001
With Ben LoyalBLACKHILL15/06/2001
Tricky12/10/2019
sarah mundell24/08/2019
Tom Mundell24/08/2019
Simon Winton18/06/2019
weaselmaster01/06/2019
Sick Kid01/06/2019
Martyn102/07/2018
Glenysj2102/07/2018
Dave McG08/06/2018
weaselmaster06/06/2018
AndyS09/05/2018
iainwalton14/04/2018
Isbjorn28/07/2017
petesimpson19/08/2016
kiltedbiggles19/04/2016
Arctica11/08/2015
LizH25/07/2014
PeterAH25/07/2014
aul-fogie08/07/2014
Tony Rogers11/06/2014
Dee Rogers11/06/2014
grumpy01/01/2014
neilsan25/04/2013
ger18/07/2012
softsquare26/05/2012
Alan Whatley05/04/2012
m0untain_n0mad15/09/2011
jimbloomer20/06/2011
Ultima Thule15/06/2011