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Name:Beinn Sciathan [Ben Scrien]
Hill number:1623
Height:186m / 610ft
RHB Section:24C: North Uist, South Uist and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Maritime area:Eriskay & South Uist
Watershed:Long Island
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (100-199m), SIB, Yeaman
Grid ref:NF 79524 11213
Summit feature:rocky rib 5m NW of trig point
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 31
(1:25k) 452N 453S
Survey:Abney level
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Solo. From Eriskay ferry terminal, having crossed as a foot passenger from Barra, walked up road to high point. More or less straight up to the trig point of Ben Scrien and the rocky rib that is the highest point. Down SE slopes a bit and then to Cnoc Pairceanan. Descended towards Loch Cracabhaig and found a gate in the fence. Descended to Pairceanan and continued to Ben Stack.pwbellarby03/06/2019
From lay-by at NF787107, a few yards to road summit, then followed a path marked by stakes for first half mile. This went up the steepest ground free of crags from where it was a simple walk to the trig point and excellent views. I then went down the less steep SSE slopes, easy to avoid any low crags, to the outflow from Loch Cracabhaig and over Cnoc Pairceanan, a pleasant variant route to return in the dry conditions. 2h with stops to admire the views and enjoy the sunshine.pwheeler22/05/2019
Fantastic views - climbed from the mast by the road. So beautiful.Rob Rees11/05/2019
Debs & Talisker, circuit of the Eriskay hills from the ferry car park. No pony's to be seen.Mountain Goat23/09/2018
Eriskay hill, diverted up to it doing bit of Hebridean way. Good view. Nice pub when you get back down before the causeway. Combine it with Easaval and a walk along Hebridean way and you have a lovely day organised.nickywood108/06/2018
From HP of road to W. NiceThearlaichdubh24/05/2018
CW circuit of The Eriskay Trio - Ma-Tu-Hu. Visited the first two hills with Charlie (one of yesterday's Barra Head five island team). Charlie went back to his car for adventures further north & I carried on to the third hill. Had an hour to kill before ferry back to Barra - strolled along white sands, etc.ger24/05/2018
From the high point to the west. 50 minute return then to the Politician for a pint while waiting for the Barra ferry. With CM.bolton19/05/2018
From road to west. Good wx, strong breeze. With PM.CJM19/05/2018
Local bus to highest point of road to west then followed a faint path to top.trimarc210/10/2017
Alone with H waiting in car. Out and back from high point of road. Sunny, wet underfoot. Rounsfell13/09/2017
Roadside parking at NF 7926 1007 for a walk encompassing the 3 Eriskay hills. With Carole Engel.jonglew18/08/2017
From Layby. Faint Path goes from road summit. Nice hill and good views despite clouds. Just got down before heavens opened.PeterD21/07/2016
With Paul Eriskay ponies en route.Skerryvore04/06/2016
With G. From lay-by near top of road (NF 788 108) > Beinn Sciathan after soon picking up path > road after crossing fence at sheepfold (NF 792 113)RT197025/05/2016
Scampered up from roadside below - nice craggy hill.Crib Goch18/05/2016
With: hb; Climbed from Memorial across to Loch Cracabhaig then up south slopes. Superb views across to S. Uist to the N and Barra to S.Ian Baines11/05/2016
With: ib; Helen Baines11/05/2016
Nice little parking place by the roadside at 788 112, then straight up the hill, keeping to the right of the big crag.martin_hall15/10/2015
With Mora, from the ferry parking area.BLACKHILL18/05/2015
My 1000th Marilyn. Ascended from Eriskay Lilt. Whisky was drunked.raffemeister12/04/2015
Quick ascent from road to west. Walk across moor boggy but straightforward, steep but easy climb to summit. Great views to South Uist and Barra.quadbarrel08/04/2015
Up from the main road on a un-signed track just north of the Coilleag sign. The views from the top are excellent, and out-do expectations based on height.dandaran24/08/2014
LSjohn steel04/08/2014
En-Route to South Uist, Ben Stack & Beinn Sciathantim74708/05/2014
Lovely hill/island. Lovely weather. Wandered up here whilst having an hour spare before the Sound of Barra ferry was due in.Alex C03/06/2012
Climbed from the road. Excellent weather and superb views through South Uist and Barra.robbosem21/05/2012
W Jenx from road above the Ericksay shop. Great views all round ESP Barranordicstar13/04/2012
MC JCMartin6601/05/2010
After Ben Stack on way to south Uist.mart079719/08/2009
Morning ascent after disembarking from Castlebay ferry. Summit mist.Topographer5729/05/2009
Solo Uisdean2507/08/2007
hebtom smith00/00/2007
Solo run from the ferry whilst waiting for the bus. Fantastic summit.mikejacobs08/08/2003
Up and down from the rubbish tip on the edge of the road.Eddie17/04/2003
Parked just short of Acairseid. Walked back along the road until the track to the water pumping station. Along the road a corncrake was calling not more than 10m away. From the pumping station made the short but steep climb to the summit.garyhoney31/07/2001
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine steep hill, compact summit, great view, Ingersoll ladies watch found nr summit!. Balla: rd to W, simple direct ascent RHW31/07/2001
Ferry being repaired, so got across in small boat for 5 minute crossing. Causeway almost ready for opening later this month. With Arran on tussock grass round crags to top at 13.50. Drinks in Politician served by disagreeable woman with sour face.arranc04/06/2001
With Lesley after cycling south all day into a head wind we checked into a B&B and cycled / pushed over the not yet surfaced or finished rubble hardcore causeway to visit the Whisky Galore island. Climbed to the summit then dinner in the pub. Then back across causeway to B&B - and then given the endless twilight I went for a solo run bagging the two marilyns of Easaval and Roneval -back to B&B at 11pmChris Pearson26/05/2001
Ascended after being offered a boat lift.(no causeway yet).JohnW14/04/1982
June 2006(?)summitsupblank
staying on Eriskayjefblank
dave g22/06/2019
Simon Winton10/06/2019