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Name:Hill of Miffia
Hill number:1558
Height:158m / 518ft
Parent (Ma):1555  Milldoe - Mid Tooin
RHB Section:23: Orkney Islands
County/UA:Orkney Islands (UA)
Island:Orkney Mainland
Maritime area:Orkney - South
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Submarilyn, Yeaman
Grid ref:HY 23752 13403
Summit feature:cairn 3m from trig point
Col:18m  HY243197  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 6
(1:25k) 463
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 45 users)ByDate of Ascent
A nice walk from a parking area below Miffia. The Orkney gate can be easily unhitched to get into the field then a proper gate to the ruin. The lintel of the ruined barn is made from ship's timber infested with shipworms. Easy walking up the hill to the fenced off cairn and the trig behind a further fence. Bagged the high point, but I don't bag trigs.Gill25/02/2019
Good parking at HY 2386 1293. Up past the ruins to trig and hill top. Tricky b/w / electric fence to hop over for the trig.jonglew25/02/2019
From the NE initially on farm track then through fields of grazing cows and pasture. Dry cloud blowing over the summit topped by shapely cairn next to trig pillar.RichardM27/07/2018
A quick walk from nr the ruin. Electric fences, barbed wire, frisky cattle and a bull made it a bit more exciting. Bryher was left in the van!jenx24/07/2018
With Jenx from parking to South as others describenordicstar24/07/2018
Walked up past ruined cottage and followed fence line. Once within 10m of trig the fun started, trig in cow field with electric and two barbed wire fence in between. Tested electric fence ouchies it was on. Down hill to gate, metal and Orkney gate (fence posts tied together with barbed wire and tensioned to posts by either rope or worse a loop of barbed wire). Opened Orkney gate, climbed other gate and made my way up to trig point. It was surrounded by a muddy deep swamp. Only way to hug it without a mud bath was to traverse along barbed wire fence holding on and lending backwards, not easy! Back via same route.thejackrustles23/09/2017
Solosimon and co04/05/2017
Parked just below Maffia ruin. Took same route up as Eddie but didn't have his nail issue. Getting over the electric fence and barbed wires to touch summit was fun.assynt_bob16/04/2017
Over the electric fence at the gate to the lane below Miffia ruin and over the electric fence and barbed wire to stand on the highest point where a 3cm nail penetrated right through the sole of a trainer and lost some skin.Eddie09/03/2017
From road to S.Chris Peart29/06/2016
Overnight camp by ruin at HY221128-Hill of Miffia-Stromness.campagvelocet16/06/2015
Easy walk from south hampered by driving snow!Campbell Singer01/04/2015
From road end S of hillchrisbien02/06/2014
Parked to the south then walked up passed ruined cottage to bag this trig and cairn with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.Dugswell201/06/2014
Pasture. Great views.Adrian31/05/2014
Circular walk around Loch of Stenness from Stromness in pleasant conditions.Alex C30/05/2014
From Yesnaby cliffs despite the bonxies.summitsup25/05/2012
Parked at HY23828 12881. Past the ruins and followed fence. The amount of wire at summit made me wonder if this was hill of the Mafia. Good views of Hoy hills and cliffs.Martin R12/05/2012
Revisit. Awkward fences. From S, past ruined house.RHW29/05/2010
Took the opportunity to bag this sub whilst twitching Rufous Turtle Dove. Walked the length of Hillside road until the covered reservoir. Followed the track over Hill of Quholm. A rather large cairn adorned the summit.garyhoney14/12/2002
Date is first visit. Notes from later...see log on RHW29/07/2002
With Arran over wire fence uphill past ruined farm house to another wire fence and trig 9326 at 13.10. Frisky steers followed us to top.arranc02/06/2002
Tom Mundell02/07/2018
Trekking toes02/07/2018
Colin Crawford22/09/2012
Alan Whatley30/03/2012