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).

Name:Carn Ban
Hill number:1330
Height:248m / 814ft
RHB Section:17E: Mull and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Maritime area:Mull & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NM 72153 28912
Summit feature:ground 2m S of trig point
Col:15m  NM718315  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 49
(1:25k) 359 375E
Observations:ground 180m N is lower
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

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 104 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Auchnacraig on the Grasspoint road. Parking next to the locked farm gate. All other gates locked or private. Start of path hard to find, W of Auchnacraig entrance, past a steep bank with a wooden fence at its top, just before the trees. Keep high when the stony slightly overgrown path ends by a wooden path marker, across a grassy bank then grassy path through bracken to hit the very badly situated stile over the deer fence. Down next to fence to join the main path. This goes up to the col between Carn Ban and Meall Reamhar, generally very good except a few places where faint or overgrown. Easy to climb Carn Ban from the col. Pleasant and interesting route, good views, path could do with more traffic to make sure it survives.Gill14/07/2020
From the NE. Space for a car just before the steep climb in the road approx 734303. Through gate and a boggy section before reaching drier ground and an old track which took me to the 150m contour. Then over rougher ground to the summit. Pleased I went this way rather than the boggy track used by others. Great viewpoint in calm sunny weather at the end of a tough day (3 Graham's in very strong winds with hail and snow).PGCE23/02/2020
Via the trade route.Chris Peart10/11/2019
My 5th Marilyn of the day so quite tired and didn't enjoy the waterlogged path. Also approach to hill is over rough terrain, but a great view from the trig, not a vanessa as the other two are on this stretch of coast.NormanW08/08/2019
With Dave Roeder. Start 15:50. Walked along track from main road (fortunately reasonably dry) to sharp right bend and then up and across trackless tussocky plateau to summit. Back more directly down to track and back to car (18:15). Weather dry.dbb04/05/2019
Parked on A849 200m north of gated track at 720318. Followed the wet, rough path to 718299 then headed ESE before a steep rise to the summit. Weather held up despite forecast. With CM.bolton28/08/2018
From A849. With PM.CJM28/08/2018
Via track starting 3km to the north. Attempted to cycle but track too wet and indistinct. Nice sunny evening.Topographer5727/04/2018
Evening walk along excellent track, if a little boggy. Fantastic views and sunsetN.Morters18/04/2018
An easy bag on a pretty dire day, room to park at 719318, more of a path than a track, and pretty mucky....hils13/04/2018
Storm Babara was heading our way so this low hill was ideal for the conditions. After the boggy track (wellingtons recommended) the view of the ferry to Oban was reassuring. We would be getting home tomorrow.mindlessflogger21/12/2016
[Rang the Auchnacraig Estate office in Edinburgh a few days earlier to check the shooting position. A polite lady noted my inquiry, checked with the owner, and rang back to confirm there was no stalking after October 20th.] After Tòrr a Bhradain. Killean old road indeed very wet in places to its high point beyond Achdabeg, then up left along side of Maol an t-Searraich to join well-used path coming up from west. Over sundry lumps to reach trig. Light overcast, glimpses of sun. View hazy but extensive up Loch Linnhe and down the Firth of Lorn, from Ben Nevis to the Garvellachs and north Jura. Back down more directly to Killean old road, then north (sunshine now) to A849 and Craignure for Druim Mòr.mainnirnamfiadh22/10/2016
Carn Ban, Carn Ban so good I did it twice! Only because I dropped my camera near the top.jenx24/08/2016
Along the track from N. Wet and muddy in places so head up to East after 718298. Not memorable.Thearlaichdubh06/05/2016
With Jimmy McPaul with hint of light drizzle at timesvegibagger02/06/2015
Hill climb was not particularly enjoyable, but the close up golden eagle sighting and coast walk to the southeast made these few hours worthwhile.Alex C02/06/2015
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave29/03/2014
Path from Auchnacraig then animal tracks and rough ground to the top. Nice viewpoint.AndrewFinnimore13/10/2013
Afternoon Marilyn after a Graham and four Highland Fives in the morning with Jim Bloomer.Dugswell201/05/2013
Landowner see's fit to stalk outside dates left on sign at gate at 720318. Phone number on sign answered by an estate management service who are not responsible for that estate; they gave me the owner's number; no answer; left a message; got an angry phone call later on... unbelievably irresponsible to prance around toting a high power rifle without notifying anyone. Good views up Firth of Lorne and lots of deer to scare.raffemeister20/10/2012
Moist, calm, no views above 200m.iangalbraith07/09/2012
Bus from Craignure and delightful old track to Killean. Easy terrain and a very fine viewpoint.fasgadh11/08/2012
From yacht in Loch Spelve, landing at Eilean Amalaig. Extensive views on bright but cold dayneimcv05/05/2012
With Coel & AlfieDangerous Dave26/08/2011
with Mark via v muddy track from North. A few false summits. 2hrs 20 but quicker if aim for NE side leaving track before cross the obvious burn. Gales!niallp29/05/2011
Climbed via boggy track off A849 on a very windy day.Man of Kernow129/05/2011
Track from A849 at nm 719318BLACKHILL20/04/2011
MC JCMartin6629/12/2009
Revisit. Nice grassy summit, great view. Since my last visit, police signs have appeared along Grass Point road forbidding parking in passing places.RHW25/03/2008
On road over padlocked gate on wet green bridal track uphill. Footprints. Fell 3 or 4 times in wellys on wet grass. To top at 14.00. No cairn.arranc28/08/2006
Post retiring from the Monster Mull Fell Race. Via track.Eddie29/06/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine hill, pleasant ascent from NE, fine view. park 736303, dryish grassy ascent RHW28/03/2002
Tom Mundell20/04/2019
Trekking toes20/04/2019
Simon Winton19/01/2019
Steve Q20/05/2017
Andrew Simmons19/01/2016