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Name:Oireabhal [Oreval]
Hill number:1590
Height:662m / 2172ft
RHB Section:24B: Harris and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:Lewis and Harris
Maritime area:West of Tarbert, Harris
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,Y)
Grid ref:NB 08399 09965
Summit feature:small cairn on rock 20m WNW of large cairn
Drop:419m
Col:243m  NB072122  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 13 14
(1:25k) 456
Observations:large cairn is at NB 08416 09954
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 163 users)ByDate of Ascent
G and Aarthurwhittaker19/06/2019
Enjoyable and surprisingly easy walk from near Salmon Hatchery via Bidigigh. Excellent views- I was getting used to seeing St Kilda from Eileanan Siar in the sunshine. On to Loch Uladal via Ulaval and the bealch btw Ulaval and Muladal. I noted (from below) a steeper descent from the bealch N of Muladal would have been free of craggy ground, too. Rough going to Loch Uladal the last mile, but worth it for the magnificent rock scenery, complete with a Golden Eagle circling above the overhang. Very good path from Loch Uladal to start.pwheeler14/05/2019
From a car space at the end of the tarred road to the salmon farm. Rained intermittently to 500m then snow followed by white out.iangalbraith09/05/2019
2018 LAMMGeoff Briggs01/06/2018
An unplanned hill, but seeing as it was so close to Bidigidh decided to tack it on the end. Returned to the car (NB 0656 0732) by contouring round NW sides of Bidigidh and Cleiseabhal. Ground all very rough and broken, although fortunately dry.jonglew27/05/2018
Beautiful bright day with views to St Kilda. Cleiseabhal, Bidigidh, Oireabhal, Ulabhal, Muladal, Tiorga Beag, Tiorga Mor. Followed fine summit ridge to NE before descending S into glen. Excellent views, including towards Sron Uladal.RobertP22/05/2018
Three Golden Eagles circling .... amazing!summitter31/03/2018
With Graham Illing. From car near main road (10:45), past power station almost to dam and followed pipeline into corrie. Up to ridge and summit. Windy. Followed ridge to Ulabhal, then NW down to col and path N for view of Sron Uladail overhang (14:45). Graham returned from here; I took a steep route SW up to ridge and over Tiorga Beag to summit (17:05; in cloud). Went briefly SE on ridge, then down steep SW slopes to path and followed this back to road. Finish 18:45.dbb19/09/2017
From Cliasmol. Cleiseabhal via SW ridge, a superb ridge walk to Bidigidh, steep ascent of Oireabhal, and a return by-passing the summit of Cleiseabhal. Wild beauty and ever more breathtaking views of the Harris Hills, Taransay and the white sand beaches.Nick Down122/07/2017
MMC walk with Rob Wight, Ron Dorn and Phil Barlow. Parking 500m up track to powerstation. Over Tiorga ridge, down to bealach by Loch Aisebhat, and back over Oireval ridge. 2K jog back to car. Windy with low cloud from 500m. 7 hoursalexmaclennan19/09/2016
done along with tiogra mor from track to damrobertphillips14/09/2014
Up track to the dam then up the steep ridge of Tiorga Mòr, then Tiorga Beag, Ulabhal, Oireabhal, Bidigidh and Cleiseabhal on an improving morning.Dugswell212/09/2014
Oireabhal (NB 084100) S/F NB 055082 Day walk with K. Mild, calm broken cloud 2000 feet. K tired and slow so left at about 076097 whilst I climb to sumit. Top draw navigation to collect K at first attempt and rescue from midges.John Young01/08/2014
East to west traverse of North Harris mountains with Franni Baggins starting at Bunavoneadar and finishing at Bedersaig. Climbed after Stulaval. Continued on to Tirga Mor and Husival Mor.raffemeister26/05/2014
Great peak. Company: Soloiandesbottes12/03/2014
Foggy tramp N-S along the ridge.Smudge22/09/2013
Detour on return from Tirga MhorTopographer5718/09/2013
Galltywenallt22/06/2013
KeithByTheC21/06/2012
With Tiorga Mor.BLACKHILL20/05/2012
selfdavidsbatty18/05/2012
W Jenx over Tirga Mhor and back over Oreval. Great day outnordicstar09/04/2012
Met Mary Newman from SCD Durham! Parked at cattle grid on edge of Amhuinnsuidhe. To dam and up over uneven moor. Bore round to left and then right to get clear view of ascent to ridge. Steep grassy most ridge and 2 or 3 boulder runs to a pointed top at 12.30.arranc30/05/2006
JEB, FJB, ERB, RIB Uisdean2516/07/2003
fine hill, bouldery N slopes, compact summit, fine connecting ridge to N. B887 052078, 2G+M+G, lift back from glen meavaig; CK carried on over Clisham RHW24/09/2000
Round of Oreval, Ullaval, Sron Ulladale and Tirga Mor from the weir across the road.Eddie24/10/1996
Ascended after walking from Tarbert via Cleiseabhal in clear conditions.JohnW11/04/1982
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