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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
Grid ref:NC 59583 50038
Summit feature:prominent rock 7m W of cairn
Col:325m  NC595492  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 10
(1:25k) 447N 447S 448N
Survey:Abney level
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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
sarah mundell24/08/2019
Tom Mundell24/08/2019
Simon Winton18/06/2019
Sick Kid01/06/2019
Dave McG08/06/2018
Tony Rogers11/06/2014
Dee Rogers11/06/2014
Alan Whatley05/04/2012
Ultima Thule15/06/2011