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Name:Keelylang Hill
Hill number:1556
Height:221m / 725ft
RHB Section:23: Orkney Islands
County/UA:Orkney Islands (UA)
Island:Orkney Mainland
Maritime area:Orkney - South
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:HY 37805 10250
Summit feature:small cairn (in vegetation) about 30m S of main cairn
Col:60m  HY403106  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 6
(1:25k) 463
Observations:small cairn 20cm higher than main cairn at HY 37795 10288
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 121 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Following Wideford, walked and part hitched to Finstown and up the track and back. 2 of 3 Marilyn, glorious sunshine. Onto Mid Hill (Ward Hill) using bus to StennessN.Morters26/08/2019
Traverse from Hill of Heddle, using paths which would have been more obvious if it hadn't been misty.Thearlaichdubh06/08/2019
Parked at Cruan riding centre.curlebd03/07/2019
Parked at Cruan, then track all the way to mast, HP to NE. a couple of engineers working on the dishes surprised to see someone else.PeterD25/06/2019
Track from Grimbister to the summit.Winterfloodian07/06/2019
It's pretty easy driving up to the masts from Cruan, the track is smooth and easy for the average car, and the people at Cruan don't seem to mind people doing this. This has to be miles better than the tedium of walking up the ultra boring track to the somewhat forgettable summit above a bog next to the huge masts and buildings..Gill24/02/2019
Drove up mast access track. 4x4 needed for ground clearance and couple of steep, rocky sections.jonglew24/02/2019
From Cruan. Boring track to masts and nearby high point.NormanW17/06/2018
Parked at Cruan riding centre. 1 hr 15 mins return.Crib Goch14/06/2018
With Lily and Rosie. From access track to Culaween Chambered Cairn followed St Magnus path then open moorland to meet the access road, above Cruan stables, to the Keelylang Masts. 2 hours.alexmaclennan14/06/2018
Motorway to the top but was thick mist. 200 metres from the top the sun broke through and mist opened up to reveal a huge mast towering over me!elizyanne26/05/2018
Parked by Cuween Hill Chamber, walked up to the ridge on St Magnus' Way path, then across rough tussocky grass with boggy patches to meet service road to the TV/radio transmitter. Return straight down service road to Cruan Stables and down to Old Finstown Road to reach car park.the pigguy 03/05/2018
With Mora, from the chambered cairn at Cuween where there is parking.BLACKHILL06/09/2017
I assumed I'd have to walk up track from Cuan but it turned out to be driveable to the top and, typical of Orkney, there were no signs forbidding public use. Today was cold, wet, windy and misty so no views.AndrewFinnimore09/06/2017
From Cruan.Chris Peart26/06/2016
Up and down road and track from Grimbister.benalder28405/04/2016
M J O. From riding centre. Initial difficulty getting past pack of dogs including snarling Rottie. Carried on ok wihout incident. Returned same way.Martin6614/03/2016
With Val. Parked at riding centre. Good track to mast then nearby summit.mike.hoult07/06/2015
Solo trip, part of traverse Orphir to KirkwallInvicta1404/06/2015
From riding stables up good track.Campbell Singer28/03/2015
Parked at the large log cabin at Kingsdale. Very hard ascent up the deep heather to the aerials. Should have not improvised.Play2End18/08/2014
Parked before the riding centre at Cruan, then walked up track to mast and the two cairns.Dugswell204/06/2014
P at Cruan. Track to masts small cairnchrisbien30/05/2014
From the farm. Just over an hour round trip.bolton03/08/2013
W Jenx en route to Shetlands. Quick dash up. More later!nordicstar26/05/2013
Lots of parking space at Cruan. The drivable track takes you there. Not overly exciting, but pleasant on a nice day.Martin R12/05/2012
Cycled from Cruan but had to get off and run the final steep climb.Eddie17/08/2011
Dry, part sun, windy, good views.iangalbraith27/08/2008
Bagged whilst working at the nearby transmitter sitedazedemon02/11/2005
Parked near the riding centre at Cruan. Then walked up the mast track. Spent a few minutes finding the highest point.garyhoney23/06/2005
Solo Uisdean2505/08/2004
Date is first visit. Notes from, again, tiny cairn rebuilt. RHW29/07/2002
With Patricia. Uphill to 2 masts into mist. No view - mist. 16.00.arranc02/06/2002
dave g05/08/2019
A Peckish14/06/2019
Tom Mundell01/07/2018
Trekking toes01/07/2018
walk livi27/09/2017
thekirkie pirate07/09/2017