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Name:Beinn Ra [Ben Raah]
Hill number:1606
Height:267m / 876ft
RHB Section:24B: Harris and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:Taransay
Maritime area:West of Tarbert, Harris
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:NB 03439 01905
Summit feature:small pile of stones 35m E of trig point
Drop:267m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 18
(1:25k) 455 456
Observations:trig point is at NB 03402 01908
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 89 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Loch na h-Uidhe beach, on a Sea Harris trip. Ascent via Loch Sionadail to the summit, then descending SSE to Corran Ra to rejoin the launch. With DB and BC.Man of Kernow121/09/2019
2nd island of 3 today. From pier fairly straight up, wind picked up and sadly summit in cloud until we passed later in the day.N.Morters26/05/2019
Sea Harris trip organized by Gill, Pabbay, Taransay and Scarp. Straight up from small quay. Easy going.CJM26/05/2019
A great trip in very poor weather with Seumas on the Enchanted Isle. Landed slipway by the houses, heading along the side of Cleit an Dun, finding a good path on the W side of the ridge, emerging onto the ridge heading NNW by a turf wall. Across a dip, then NNE up to the lochan below the summit, and onto the final climb up the S ridge. Wet, windy, no view but still a great walk, mainly very easy going.Gill26/05/2019
Sea Harris trip arranged by Gill. Pabbay, Taransay & Scarp. Some rain, some mist & some views - excellent day out with other baggers.ger26/05/2019
Landed at Sgeir a'Bhuallt on the SE beach. 2 hours on the island as the wind changed direction and made things more challenging. 2 hours on the island during Gill's well organised excursion.bolton26/05/2019
Trip sailed by Seamus from Sea Harris and Organised by Merv Jack. Lovely walk from landing near beach to SE. Another magical island on a lovely day.Thearlaichdubh30/05/2018
On a Mervyn Jack trip to the islands. Up to the high point on Taransay from landing on Loch na h-Uidhe.NormanW30/05/2018
With Sea Harris. Magic island with sandy beaches and turquoise seas. Pleasant climb to the summit, nice and dry underfoot.AndrewFinnimore30/05/2018
RIB from Huisinis with Bob, Sarah, Rick, Jen, Carole. Dropped off on rocks SE side of island, near the old shielings. Yomped up in vain attempt at doing all 4 hills on the island. Soon realized 2 was the limit in 90 mins.jonglew06/05/2016
Super trip from Huishinish with Seatrek. Sunny clear day on the tops.nordicstar06/05/2016
A beautiful day and what a view! All the Harris hills and fantastic beaches. Exciting boat trip after recent gales.jenx06/05/2016
Paddled from Luskentyre beach to Taransay in Canadian Canoe with Lorraine and Donald. Emily, Francis and Owen in another Canoe. Ascended Beinn Ra with Donald and Francis from Corran Ra across easy terrain.raffemeister04/04/2016
From small stony beach at about 017001 (18:30) climbed over intermediate ridge across small valley to summit (19:25). Rain threatened but never came. Good views to S. Returned same route; finished 20:20dbb28/07/2015
Otis Alan and CambellGlenford22/09/2014
Sea Harris trip, overcast, dry, mild, calm and good views.iangalbraith22/09/2014
With a Seaharris/Alan Holmes group - pleasant afternoon sunshine after earlier rain.Chris Peart22/09/2014
Last island top of the day after Pabbay & Scarp.Smudge25/09/2013
Excellent views of St Kildatim74725/09/2013
with the Seaharris groupShutterlag25/09/2013
Pabbay, Scarp and Taransay with Sea Harris. Landed to the south and climbed with Martin, Jim, Alex and Jon on a lovely afternoon.Dugswell219/09/2013
Good weather, good views, good companyMartin R19/09/2013
Last island top of three on an excellent day out from Leverburgh with Seamus of Seaharris.Alex C19/09/2013
Crossing from Horgabost with large party. Ascended north ridge, returned via Loch an Duin, Loch na h-Uidhe and along south coast. Weather warm and sunnyTopographer5703/06/2010
From NG 035 993 via Corran Ra.summitsup09/06/2009
Arrived on Taransay for few days' camping. Decided to climb to highest point whilst weather still fine and glad i did, as weather deteriorated thereafter! First view ever of St Kilda, shrouded in mist - also the Flannan Isles and fabulous views all round.Skerryvore05/07/2008
Round of Beinn Ra, Beinn na h-Uidhe, and Hearradhal from Paibeil.Eddie12/07/2007
Over to Taransay on RIB. 10 minute bouncy crossing with George, Alan, Stewart and Charles Knowles. Past village ruins and site of BBC Castaway programme (now all cleared away), over lush short sheep grass to visible horizon, then over a fence and dry moor, On second horizon bore right and to top at 11.30. Mist.arranc02/06/2006
The time on the island was negotiable but we settled for 7.5 hours. The boat trip started from Horgabost beach and lasted precisely 4 mins costing £15. Because we had so much time we decided to do the circular walk advertised by Mr Mackay.garyhoney02/08/2004
Date is first visit. RHW02/07/2002
Cycled from Tarbet with Lesley for an excitingly fast speedboat (4 mins) across to Taransay on a HOT and calm day- Med like. Wandered around the recently abandoned Castaway 2000 buildings from the 2000 TV reality year long experiment where 36 strangers lived together to build a self sufficient community, including the then unknown Ben Fogle, making video diaries. Today another film crew was on the island making the true film 'Rocketman' about a German professor who built rockets to fire the mail across the sea from Taransay. Today must have been Rocketman's day off as nothing was happening. Climbed to the high point and went west to bag one of the UK's Treble Zero grid reference (about which I had written an article for TAC). Back at 4pm to cycle south for ferry to N Uist with time for a beautiful evening climb of Greabhal.Chris Pearson24/05/2001
I was dropped off at the western beach with Andy, Jill, Bill & Dave by Angus from the Kilda Cruises vessel Hirta and we made our way eastwards visiting all significant tops. Lovely views of the surrounding islands from this top where we setup with others from the boat who'd been dropped of near Ben Fogle & the Castaways2000 old home.signyredblank
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