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Name:Carn a' Ghaill
Hill number:1300
Height:211m / 692ft
RHB Section:17D: Canna, Rhum and Eigg
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Island:Canna
Maritime area:Ardnamurchan to Sound of Sleat
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:NG 26382 06442
Summit feature:a few stones on mound 6m NW of trig point
Drop:211m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 39
(1:25k) 397
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 81 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From campsite at approx 265053, up the gully then turn left up to summit plateau.Topographer5713/07/2019
Straight up the gully behind the new campsite.Chris Peart03/05/2019
Same as Chris, but later in the eveningColin Crawford03/05/2019
Day trip from Mallaig. Up from the post office through 2 gates and one stile then through basalt crags. Descended to Sanday bridge, through campsite.NormanW28/07/2018
Bright but sunny day with fine views all around. Watched a Golden Eagle from the cliffs on our walk around the island.mindlessflogger19/05/2018
Day trip from Rum, low cloud and drizzle. Following a walk out to the sea stacks and puffin colony on Sanday..low cloud and damp. Coffee shop is a must!N.Morters17/06/2017
Great!peebs31/05/2017
Lovely warm sunny day. Sea eaglesnordicstar28/08/2016
Such a beautiful day, easy walking and great views.jenx28/08/2016
Canna Camping Weekend....From the campsite, visited the Cross and up via field to N of Tighard, then headed W to the summit. Continued along N coastal cliffs to the Souterrains and following the Tarbert road back to the campsite....with JessDave14/08/2016
Walked with Dad (Dave)Jess14/08/2016
From the campsite, with mora.BLACKHILL04/06/2016
Day trip from Mallaig. Delightful anti-clockwise walk on easy ground from pier up to summit along clifftop down to tiny beach at Tarbert Bay and back along track. Plenty time between ferries to explore Sanday as well.AndrewFinnimore09/05/2016
Via fields NE of Tighard to col at NG275062 before ascending WNW over rougher stuff. Descent via Compass Hill cliffs is to be recommended.summitsup20/04/2016
TMS friendsdavidsbatty06/09/2015
Up from A'Chill, through the pass to east of hill, past the abandoned shepherds dwellings. West from top of pass across boggy plateau, feels a lot harder than distance and height suggests. Super views back to Rum!Columba06/06/2012
Trig revisit. Super island - world class. Calmac on a Saturday gets you 8 hours ashore - barely enough to cover Canna and Sanday. Visited S9737 too plus a dozen assorted summits.RHW19/05/2012
Also 23/07/2011.bolton02/08/2009
Wakled some of the way with mum and dad, then strode off north-eastwards on own. A scorching day which made walking on such terrain uncomfortable. Great views from summit though.Skerryvore28/06/2009
Heard 3 corncrakes in day, but did not see one. Past an empty house to upper terrace through 2 red rock bands to top. 12.00. Vanessa 9738. 3 rocks 10 yards away on higher point.arranc24/05/2008
Round of Compass Hill, Carn a'Ghaill, Sliabh Meadhonach, Sron Ruail and Tallabric amoung eagles, sparrowhawk and rat traps.Eddie02/09/2006
Actually climbed it twice, once on the return walk.moorsman11/08/2004
Canna: Carn a' Ghaill and Compass Hill RHW02/06/1995
Time approx. With Dave Ranner, Paul Tedd and Graham Smith, from boat. Lovely morning; gannets fishing to north. dbb15/06/1987
1980sgettingonabitblank
softsquare09/05/2019
JtwoUD05/06/2017
IainK21/04/2017
Crumblie216/08/2016
AndyS03/06/2016
richtea504025/05/2016
Tony S06/04/2016
Lorna S06/04/2016
Tom Mundell29/05/2015
Iona29/05/2015
Trekking toes29/05/2015
AlanD02/06/2014
Campbell Singer17/05/2014
Alan Whatley17/05/2014
foggieclimber25/05/2012
Lindsay M23/04/2012
Janet M23/04/2012
beckybags09/06/2011
A Peckish09/06/2011
iaindbrown14/05/2011
Jim.Fothergill14/05/2011
alda01/09/2010
ARM15/08/2010
Thearlaichdubh14/08/2010
Martin R05/06/2010