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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

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 100 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
Tom Mundell20/04/2019
Trekking toes20/04/2019
Simon Winton19/01/2019
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
Steve Q20/05/2017
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
Andrew Simmons19/01/2016
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
Lionel Bidwell17/07/2014
Susan Bidwell17/07/2014
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