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Name:Tighvein
Hill number:1483
Height:458m / 1503ft
RHB Section:20C: Arran and Holy Island
County/UA:North Ayrshire (UA)
Island:Arran
Maritime area:Firth of Clyde to Mull of Kintyre
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NR 99783 27410
Summit feature:rock 1m NE of trig point
Drop:181m
Col:277m  NR987293  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 69
(1:25k) 361S
Observations:rock is 0.7m higher than base of cairn 35m SW at NR 99763 27378
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 139 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Dymill car park around the Urie Loch to Tighvein then back around the other side of the Loch and down to the start.Chris Mac05/08/2018
Bus to Lamlash then up the muddy Loch Urie path from Dyemill, crossing a new forest road being constructed at 00707 28966. Cold and windy on the hill. Visited the cairn as well as trig and rock.NormanW11/04/2018
Up the path from Dyemill, which mainly gives a pleasant and easy route to Urie Loch, except where MTBs have turned the path into a swamp. No worries, there is dry ground through the trees parallel to the track. A nice stroll around the loch, and then reasonable ground to the summit, with mainly short heather, a few avoidable bogs and a few hags. Splendid views of Arran, Holy Isle, Ailsa Craig, Jura and Ireland.Gill19/11/2017
Good decision by Gill to take this hill on from the low start point up the ok path.Alex C19/11/2017
From Dyemill carpark up well-marked path to Urie Loch. Path started off fine (with loads of scrumptious brambles on either side!) but soon deteriorated into a quagmire best avoided by going under trees. Seemed to go on forever, but once loch was reached, heading over to summit was easier than expected.AndrewFinnimore06/09/2017
From top of the Ross like others. Forest roads marked with some tape which helps. Hill a bit of a heather bash. Afternoon walk before ferry home, full sunshine. Amateur radio guy 'Terry' on summit was happy he'd reached someone in Japan, from the 'summits on the air'N.Morters12/07/2017
selfdavidsbatty16/06/2017
From Lamlash forest carpark via Urie Loch with Phil & Blue.Mountain Goat15/06/2017
Parking spot at 987295 at the top of the Ross. There is a white topped marker pole. Drop to this and then through following white tapes to a ride. Turn right for 200 metres then up to open but difficult heather in places. Its over 3.5 miles and takes about 1 hour 50 minutes. Solo walk which was not as difficult as I anticipated.bolton14/06/2017
From a few metres SW of the high point of the road, a couple of posts lead due south to a wind break heading south east. Turn right at the top of the break, after about 100 metres turn left up through the trees which within about 50 metres lead to heather moorland. From there, it's a little over a mile of featureless heather bashing. Cloud was below 400m, I got to point 414m then had some difficulty finding the rising ground to the trig. Got there in the end.Owen B13/05/2017
If it's not on your list, don't go there or start lower down. If you do start from the Ross road pass, navigate out of the forest ASAP, then continue on high ground.Topographer5702/06/2016
hp of road, up through trees.robertphillips13/05/2016
Last hill of 6 today on a traverse from Shiskine to Whiting Bay, exploring the wild moors and forests of Arran. I climbed Cnoc Ballygowan, Scrivan, Cnoc Shieveina, Cnoc a' Chapuill and Cnoc na Dail before heading down and into the forest to emerge at the bridge where the Allt Mor flows under. I headed NE on the Ross road for about 200 metres just before some tight bends before descending and crossing the Sliddery water and ascending next to a burn dropping down from high up on the moor;this burn cut a beautiful gorge into the rock. Evidence of red deer passing this way. I often had to go into the forest to avoid falling into the gorge. Eventually emerging onto open moorland I took a bearing to head for Tighvein. Going was pretty tough and I profiled round to avoid loss of height. Explored the cairn, trig and nearby rocks before heading South East into the forest to force my way onto the track that then took me to the Glenashdale falls where I used the glen path to take me to Whiting BaDazingdale08/05/2016
Parked in car park at NS014298 marked with picnic tables on 1:50k map. Followed signs for Urie Loch, also shown as path on 1:50k map. This description is useful: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/arran/urie-loch.shtml. The path is muddy, higher up, but OK. Last section beyond Loch Urie involves deep heather and wobbly bog although I managed to keep my feet dry. Returned via same route.raffemeister02/05/2016
From the high point on the road. Easy getting through the trees and then not bad across the heather.jenx19/04/2016
With Jenx, from highpoint on road. Easy cut through the forest rides, to the right below big parking spot on north of road following white tapes. Then large ride heading south up the hill on a gentle gradient. At a t junction turn right and head 250m to the west and look for a way through a thin band of trees to GR98791 29090. From here direct up hill through steep heather initially then easy going over good ground to summit. 6km return in 1.40hrs.nordicstar19/04/2016
Parked at Dyemill car park then followed way marked forest route to Urie Loch then pathless moorland to summit and trig with Chris Watson.Dugswell218/04/2016
With PK. On day of bagging small Arran Marilyns.amswanston08/05/2015
From picnic area West of Cordin,with Mora.BLACKHILL10/04/2015
forestry walk up to loch and then bashing across rough moorland. great views.with liz.parlick22/08/2014
Parked at 016299 (15:05) and walked up stream, across road bridge and followed path through woods to Urie Loch. Skirted NW end and struck across moor to trig pt (16:40). Back by same route, finishing 17:50. Fine end to lovely day.dbb18/04/2014
Done from the high point of the Ross road to the north. Not recommended. 1/4mile of trees to bash through, quite tight in places, slightly better line descending, but not much. Next time I'll use the Urie loch route.Alan25/02/2014
Started at Forest Car park west of Monamore Bridge. Walked up to Urie Lock and set off on a compass bearing into the cloud wind and rain. Eventually found the trig point with the aid of GPS but only after heading east when I should have been going west. Mrs Mindlessflogger was not amused.mindlessflogger18/12/2013
Park at the FC car park at Dyemill. Cross the road bridge and take the path on the right to Urie Loch. Then 1 km through short heather dodging peat hags to the summit. Back the same wayandy macp13/06/2013
Starting from a good carpark just 600m along The Ross from Lamlash, a clear path led the 2 miles or so NW to Urie Loch. From there it was pathless, over heather moorlands, boggy in places, to the summit. We made a difficult return NW to The Ross mainly over more boggy pathless heather moorland before descending and forcing a way through a pine forest before reaching The Ross for a 2 mile road walk back to the car.jonglew09/05/2013
From car park on the Ross Road just past the food centre. Up to the loch by a well marked path then on a compass bearing. Might not be too clever in bad weather/visibility on the last bit.clivevilla19/10/2011
From car park past Loch Urie then nice walk over moors to summit. Great views of Goat Fell to North and several Hen Harriers about, beautiful day but got absolutely drenched 20 minutes from car.mart079710/06/2011
Revisit. From NE, Dyemill car park, path good at first, increasingly boggy higher up with soggy snow above 250m, knee deep above Urie Loch. Accordingly took 50% longer than last time, 1h30 round trip, down at dusk. To make matters worse there seem to be no takeaways in Brodick and a bit late for a pub meal. Mental note to finish earlier tomorrow ... At 10 trigs I notice this was my busiest trig day since 1 Jan 2009. Just 3 quality trigs left for tomorrow then escape before the monsoon arrives...RHW03/04/2010
with DS and DC. Sunny and clear. Via Urie LochMartin6631/12/2009
During a New Year week. With Martin66, JC, Shaky & the Hunts following the Urie Loch track (until it disappeared under snow.) A fine view from the top on a partly cloudy day. Well worth the effort & a good hill for frozen ground.NotReallyABagger31/12/2009
Hard slog up the boggy track from Dyemill carpark. Heather-bashing across the moor was a welcome change.agentmancuso10/04/2008
Tough heather and bog. Climbed from Whiting Bay. Trig point and cairn nearbymaknipe03/12/2007
Rough heatherG4OWG28/10/2007
Parked at the CP near the high point of the minor road to the north. Fairly easy heather bashing from there.garyhoney29/06/2007
Not really what climbing hills on Arran should be about-floundering through heather from N on a gentle slope for miles -but with time to fill after arriving on the ferry with Darren - before heading up to play on the granite the next day (Calliban's Creep & Labyrinth and Goat Fell ridge)Chris Pearson05/08/2005
Forest Comm car park. VWDP to Loch and plod over spongy heather and rough grass to top at 16.30.arranc20/09/2003
Date is first visit. RHW07/07/2002
From the road with Chris Upson.Eddie18/06/2000
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