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Name:Cuilags
Hill number:1550
Height:435m / 1427ft
Section:23: Orkney Islands
County/UA:Orkney Islands (UA)
Island:Hoy
Maritime Area:Orkney - South
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4)
Grid ref:HY 20992 03365
Summit feature:large cairn (third from E) on possibly man-made mound
Drop:319m
Col:116m  HY214025  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 7
(1:25k) 462
Observations:0.8m higher than cairn 65m W at HY 20928 03372 and 20cm higher than rock 20m SW at HY 20980 03347
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 92 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up good path in glen from Rackwick and easy enough ascent from just below bealach. Down steep slopes to waterworks and onto Heritage Centre for welcome cuppa tea and biscuits.AndrewFinnimore10/06/2017
From Rackwick - path to Old Man - coast to St. John's Head - Sui Fea - Cuilags - ferry.Chris Peart28/06/2016
After the Knap of Trowieglen dropped down to the beach at Randwick. Took the Glen path and from the high-point direct up Cuilags past od airplane wreckage. Reversed route to then climb Ward Hill via Water Glen. Dropped steeply down Quoyawa avoiding the crags and a walk back to ferry jetty with a nice cuppa tea on the way at the cafenordicstar11/06/2016
Good circular walk from ferry. Took about 7 hours with some good stops. Enjoyed Rackwick bay.jenx11/06/2016
MC. Straight ascent from the car park after having walked to see the Old Man. 28 mins to top. Beautiful sunny day but cloud on top 20m. Decent to glen through aircraft wreckage and direct ascent to Ward Hill. Greasy underfoot and spongy. Into headwind. Top 50m in cloud. Little view. Descent back to Sandy Loch and car. Roun in 2h25m.Martin6616/03/2016
Linksness-Round Hill-Ward Hill-Cuilags-Sui fea-Moor Fea-Rackwick (rats in bothy).campagvelocet16/06/2015
Straight up south west ridge then down to glen by southeast ridge before climbing Ward Hill.Campbell Singer02/04/2015
Moaness Pier Up road & then track to Sandy Loch Up steep E. ridge of Cuilags Down S. Ridge past large amounts of wreckage of the Liberator plane which crashed about 100m below the summit on 1 January 1945, killing all 8 crew NE up path to large cairn marking path junction SE along path & then headed E. up western slopes to summit of Ward Hill. (S)gerrybowes23/09/2014
Chucking it down a fair bit so I was glad to get over the top of this one.Alex C04/06/2014
Climbed up steeply after bagging Ward Hill on a breezy sunny day with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.Dugswell227/05/2014
Combined with Ward Hill.bolton02/08/2013
From Rackwick to Moaness Pier via OMH, St John's Head, Sui Fea top and trig with time to sit on Cuilags to absorb the view with perfect visibility.summitsup26/05/2012
Parked at HY22240 03397, to the dam and up the steep south east ridge to Cuilags. Dropped down to pt.116. Followed Burn of Redglen to south west top (with a sneaky view of the Old Man) and then main top of Ward hill. Remembered not to go directly to start point.Martin R16/05/2012
Round of Cuilags and Ward Hill from the cafe. Bonxie attacks launched on the last descent.Eddie16/08/2011
On a day trip from Stromness. Walked over this top on the way to see the cliffs and the old man. Returned via Rack wick.mindlessflogger16/08/2010
Long hot round of the North Hoy tops, from Stromness via ferry and minibus to Rackwick then back over past the Old Man.andy10/05/2009
Easter, lucky even to get to Hoy, weather so wild most ferries were cancelled. From pier took road to Rackwick as far as Sandy Loch, then turned R up the hill. Stony summit with several cairns and a shelter.Aye Jimmy21/03/2008
Descended off Ward Hill to find that many Great Skuas were inhabiting the glen. Went straight up and was soon at the top. No views due to very low cloud.garyhoney21/06/2005
JEB, FJB, ERB, RIB Uisdean2507/08/2004
Date is first visit. Notes from later...see log on TrigpointingUK.com. RHW02/08/2002
Parked on a back road junction. Arran and I continued beyond Sandy Loch on a diagonal to reduce angle of climb and to top at 10.30. Bonxies wheeling around. to Wardarranc06/06/2002
petey01/06/2002
While living in Longhope.BigJ01/08/1976
PeteN01/01/1970
ad-lib11/06/2017
markhammonds23/05/2017
hillhunter01/06/2016
benalder28401/04/2016
PGCE30/03/2016
Squidgey04/01/2015
alanm21/06/2014
neilsan11/06/2014
Jim.Fothergill06/06/2014
chalky195305/06/2014
Jon F01/06/2014
jimbloomer27/05/2014
Tricky27/05/2014
softsquare09/09/2013
Martyn117/06/2013
richtea504023/05/2013
SteveG21/05/2013
Colin Crawford27/09/2012
Lionel Bidwell22/09/2012
iaindbrown05/09/2012
Tony Rogers25/07/2012
Dee Rogers25/07/2012
nicolajane22/07/2011
foggieclimber18/05/2011
beinn18/05/2011
chrispine01/03/2011