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Name:Sithean Bhealaich Chumhaing [Sithean a' Bhealaich Chumhaing]
Hill number:1232
Height:393m / 1289ft
RHB Section:17A: North Skye and Raasay
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 50897 46616
Summit feature:no feature 2m N of trig point
Col:158m  NG494482  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 23 24
(1:25k) 409 410
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 143 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With LunaBigNick09/11/2019
Debs & Tali, bus up to the Storr Car Park, out to the hydro then the Skye trail into PortreeMountain Goat25/09/2019
Short walk from highpoint on road to the west over grassy slopes, mist curling off the cliff line.N.Morters23/05/2019
Approached from the West. Parked in layby on A855 & through gate at South end of layby up onto the open hillside. On own.MorecambeMonkey17/05/2019
Parked just north of the track entrance 491468. Up the gravel track then an easy dry, grassy ATV track almost to the summit. Fantastic views of most of Skye, Raasay, Applecross peninsula.Owen B12/05/2019
2nd hill of the morning, before the predicted gales and snow set in (which they didn't). Up the waterworks track from NG 491468. Nice initially, but eventually hit inevitable boot-sucking bog (but not as bad as the Ruwenzori where a wellie was bog-sucked off my foot). Above the bog, pleasantly short grass, unlike some of the other Skye Marilyns. Big cliff plunge just beyond the trig point.Isbjorn21/01/2019
From due west track at first then quad marks. Impressive cliffs down was side.Topographer5725/11/2018
Low cloud favoured smaller hills so climbed this from layby at 491462, past Scottish Water buildings. Spectacular cliff views from summit.NormanW02/08/2018
From west, starting up the water board track for a short distance. Everything was bone dry after a prolonged dry spell, and so this route was fine.dal02/07/2018
3 of 5: From Wqterworks N. of Portree. With Sam.ChrisR04/06/2018
From the edges of Portreigh followed Gorse edged coastal path just above the sea through a wood then up a steep grassy slope in the sunshine to reach the wilder cliff edge lands beyond. Over Bealach Cumhaing and onward to our goal Sithean a' Bhealaich Chumhaing a cliff edge summit and trig. Returned via a similar route but got drenched in a 20 minute cloudburst.briandavies24/04/2018
With Maya in bright sunshine by easiest route. Still day, 25mins on top eating. Rounsfell29/03/2018
Local bus to end of Torvaig Road. 2 hr round trip. Further than exected. Excellent views down cliffstrimarc204/10/2017
Through water board gate at 491467. Parked at 2nd gate. Reasonably easy terrain straight up to summit. Rain and wind but extensive views everywhere. Solo.bolton01/10/2017
Mc jc o ds is Very windy.Martin6629/12/2016
Along the cliffs from Torvaig - wonderful.Chris Peart23/10/2016
Second visit, coming from the Tumps to the north. Descent to the high point of the road was not a success, very wet indeed lower downColin Crawford23/10/2016
drove through gate on marked track, parked before gate to water board.robertphillips07/10/2016
A lovely hill. Should be done from Portree and continue along the ridge. But the walk from the Water works was ok and quick and we had great views from the top in early morning sunshine.jenx09/02/2016
With Jenx, ok to drive short distance up to water board facility and park before second gate. This to the East of the main road just before high point at 158m. As to the walking, easy grassy, heathery slopes. If a little soggy in places today. The summit trig on clipped grass with superb views all around. Blessed by good weather.nordicstar09/02/2016
It's hard to believe that you can get a walk this good straight out of the middle of a town. The going is easy, with amazingly smooth grass along the cliff tops. The views are stunning - all the way to Harris, all of Skye and Raasay and to the hills beyond Ullapool. This was the perfect choice for a day with a strong easterly gale, as the wind was funnelled away up over the top of the cliffs and left us in flat calm.Gill03/01/2016
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Loved the views, didn't so much like the fact that the track mentioned below didn't exist. 1.7km from lay by across grassy, boggy ground, just straight up, hard going after the previous 2 days walking but totally worth it for the views.thejackrustles22/09/2015
from the lay by to the S of the access road to the water treatment works. trudge up grass and heather, rewarded with excellent views along the ridgeThearlaichdubh18/08/2015
Hot and sunny. Too hot and too sunny.pwithnall05/04/2015
Parked on NW side of Portree at 487439 and took the shore path around Sgeir Mhor to fields on a large platform below the cliff tops. Ascended at the far end of these to follow the cliff tops to the top. Returned to Torvaig and then down new path directly to the car. A Sea Eagle with white tail and beak was spotted near Torvaig. Would be a much improved walk if a return route under the cliffs could be found, like Ben Tiranavaigmindlessflogger19/02/2015
Skye Trail with Dadbyron230205/07/2014
With Val. A week holiday on Skye. From road to the west. Took advantage of track to some works on the hillside for the first half Km.mike.hoult04/06/2014
Straight up from A855 at the waterworks, easy ground.AndrewFinnimore14/04/2014
First Marilyn of three on a long walk out from Portree.Alex C10/09/2013
50 mins from road while wife read paper in car. An ascent via the cliffs from Torvaig clearly would have been justified - fine hill.jimbloomer19/06/2012
My birthday, the day of the MarHoF annual dinner and general meeting at Portree and my 1000th Marilyn. Yippee kay yai, MarilynbaggerMartin R04/06/2011
Easy walk from road to the west as weather improved during afternoon.Dugswell202/06/2011
Ascended by south ridge in perfect conditions. Great views.JohnW29/04/2009
From NG491467 on way to ferry at Uig.summitsup02/06/2008
Climbed during a stay in Portree.Man of Kernow104/05/2008
Parked off road north of Portree. Track uphill for 1/4 mile over reasonably dry red deer grass into mist. Green patches of grass to top at 10.45. No view - mist.arranc10/10/2007
Trig revisit. Nice summit, great view. Just time for a quick visit before the Uig-Uist ferry. Track from W then simple climb.RHW26/08/2007
Trig point long but pleasant walk along the cliffs from Portree or a hard peaty climb from the closer roadRhayader_wander09/08/2006
Straight up from the road, with Fiona.agentmancuso07/07/2003
Parked at Torvaig and headed out to the cliff edge. Then followed the cliff north to the summit. Returned the same way.garyhoney09/04/2002
Up and down from the road. There's a compass in the grass somewhere.Eddie05/09/1999
Date is first visit. Notes from later...scrappy hill, pleasant ascent, fine summit perched above sea, in cloud. A855 @ 493474 RHW05/06/1999
Pre-car days, Pete and I walked along the cliff tops above the coast to get to The Storr. This proved to be full of interest with great viewspwheeler26/05/1985
Simon Winton20/01/2020
Pete R06/09/2019