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Name:Fitty Hill
Hill number:1557
Height:169m / 554ft
RHB Section:23: Orkney Islands
County/UA:Orkney Islands (UA)
Island:Westray
Maritime area:Orkney - North
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (100-199m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,1,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:HY 42975 44857
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:169m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 5
(1:25k) 464
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 83 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Day ferry and bus to Pierowall. Round via Noltland castle then up via ridge to summit. Easy going mostly occasional cattle fields. Decent east to quarry then roa to pock up return ferryN.Morters25/08/2019
From east up waymarked path to trig and HP. Good views.PeterD26/06/2019
East Kirbest > Inga Ness > Whey Geo > Hooro Geo then footpath sign and stiles over fences to the summit.Winterfloodian09/06/2019
A splendid walk. Straight up from East Kirbest, with an openable Orkney gate, to an open gateway above, then a step over a BWF above the next field and onto the open hill. A bit boggy in places in the fields, then easy going on grass between little craglets to the top. Good views. Down the fence line to the coast path. Resisting any urge to deviate from the fence leads to a wonderful view over the cliffs. Walked back around the coast, not really on the path, with great sea views all the way. Stunning.Gill26/02/2019
From East Kirbest, small parking area for 2-3 cars. Took a direct line up to hill top. Followed fence line due west for a short cliff walk before veering off and returning over Skea Hill.jonglew26/02/2019
Waymarked route from East. Farm lane, then rough grass between barbed wire fences. Friendly chat with farmer about escaped calfPeteN22/08/2018
Ferry, then bus to foot of hill. Walked back to Rapness via Langskaill Hill and the trig point above the ferry terminal.NormanW15/06/2018
Quick route up from B9067 using signposted path which begins a few hundred yards to the north of junction by the old Westside School. 25 minutes to the summit. Plenty of bonxies to the south and west of the top, but no attacks.the pigguy 13/06/2018
My local hill. On this occasion I parked at Kirbest and followed cliff path to stile due west of summit. This avoids nesting skuas on Skea Hill. The fence takes you straight to the top for fantastic views over Orkney. I returned same way although you can drop straight down the other side to Midbea and take a fairly long, but pleasant, road walk back to Kir best.the pigguy 04/07/2017
Bus drops you at Pierowall and you get c 7hrs before bus takes you back to Kirkwall ferry. Did a clockwise walk taking in Fitty Hill (path from 443450) and up the west side. Dramatic coastal scenery (arches, stacks, waterfalls) and nesting seabirds. Easy to summit but thereafter numerous barbed wire fences to negotiate and a marked lack of gates/stiles.AndrewFinnimore11/06/2017
Bus driver dropped me at the track end HY442450, from where there is a waymarked path to the summit. I continued W to the coast path and up coast to Noup Head, roads led back to Pierowall for the evening bus.Chris Peart30/06/2016
Did a big walk round the north west of the island. 3 tumps, lighthouse, trig, cliff path, then straight up the hill. Plenty of interesting birdlife and numerou barbed wire plus electric fences on the way.jenx12/06/2016
Ferry then bus to Pierohall. Walked out to the Noup via Tumps then coastal walk to the Noup. Western coastal path to close to summit. Lots of barbed wire fences to cross so get in practice. Direct down to track by turbines and back to bus stop.nordicstar12/06/2016
Steep grassy climb. Just avoided blizzard .Campbell Singer31/03/2015
Straight up from farm buildings where there is ample parking Fantastic views on a beautiful clear day until the blizzard swept in as we reached the car. Very windy, even by Orkney standards.Barbara Singer31/03/2015
Used the footpath via Lengemire which is now a ruin with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.Dugswell229/05/2014
Ferry ride fun, certainly ro-ro. Bus dro pped me at junction HY460460. Past Tuquoy bay, at t-junction straight over on track with stone stiles to summit. Then dropped down to dramatic coast and via Noup Head to the fleshpots of Pierowall. Very windy.Martin R14/05/2012
Public path from Gossaquoy where friendly shepherd drenching lambs waved.Eddie17/08/2011
Revisit. Fitty Hill is supposed to be good for arctic-alpines but I saw more on Skea Hill. Plenty Bonxie action and I got fulmared on the way up thru the crag band; kept W of the beeline on the way down which was (a bit) quieter. Then a fruitless hour looking for Oysterplant along Bay of Kirbist, failed to find puffins at Castle o Burrian (well worth a visit anyway) then the ferry back to Kirkwall. All day long the doings of Derrick Bird the gun toting Cumbrian taxi driver were unfolding.RHW02/06/2010
super views from the summit: Papay, Rousay, Eday and so on.hjaltland02/03/2009
Parked the car at East Kirbest and took the coast path until due west of the hill. It was then a case of not getting bombed by the local bird populationgaryhoney22/06/2005
Date is first visit. Notes from later...see log on TrigpointingUK.com. RHW01/08/2002
On farm track over grassy fields and BWF to top at 13.05.arranc05/06/2002
dave g04/08/2019
beckybags19/06/2019
A Peckish19/06/2019
SteveG05/06/2019
Tom Mundell30/06/2018
Trekking toes30/06/2018
Isbjorn23/07/2017
walk livi25/09/2016
PaulineD25/09/2016
PGCE29/03/2016
chrispine05/08/2015
Jon F04/06/2014
Jim.Fothergill02/06/2014
jimbloomer29/05/2014
Tricky29/05/2014
Landlady26/05/2014
softsquare12/09/2013
richtea504022/05/2013
Lionel Bidwell19/09/2012
Susan Bidwell19/09/2012
iaindbrown06/09/2012
AndyS30/08/2012
Tony Rogers21/07/2012
Dee Rogers21/07/2012
LizH11/05/2012
PeterAH11/05/2012
nicolajane18/07/2011