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Name:Beinn Tangabhal [Ben Tangaval]
Hill number:1628
Height:332m / 1089ft
RHB Section:24D: Barra to Barra Head
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:Barra
Maritime area:Barra & Sound of Barra (South)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3)
Grid ref:NL 63892 99054
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:308m
Col:24m  NL652994  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 31
(1:25k) 452N
Observations:base of trig point is highest point but could be man-made
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 123 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Last hill climbed during a week over on Barra, so a touch of sadness heading off it and down to Castlebay once again. Got to see the Vatersay Boys in the evening though so it turned out to be a super high spirited end to my time out west.Twice Shy10/08/2018
Third hill on a bus walk from Vatersay back to Castlebay, over Beinn Chuidhir, via Bagh a'Deas and Bagh a'Bhatersaigh beaches and the cafe. Over Heiseabhal Beag and Heiseabhal Mor, then the W coast path and the causeway. Up the road a short way to reach a gate and the way-marked Hebridean Way, NW on a track at first, then NE to the bealach, leaving the markers and then up the SW ridge. Good views. Backtrack to the bealach, then a steep grassy descent NE, heading into an easy gully on short grass. Then SE to cross a small stream below the phone mast. Down over the corner of a BWF on a novel stile made of telegraph pole steps, to pick up the mast track to the road back to Castlebay.Gill07/08/2018
Barra 1000ft round from Castlebayquadbarrel01/08/2018
My day doing Hebridean way has been hijacked by these hills! The way goes right beside this one.nickywood107/06/2018
Approach from memorial to SE. Visited many rocky high points in summit region. In ascent/descent gentle angled rocky slabs provide pleasant walking. Beware cairn, on little hill, @ NL6438798469, not very well built - stones loose/unstable.ger22/05/2018
Rough walk from war memorial parking to W. Sunny and clear.Thearlaichdubh22/05/2018
From the war memorial.NormanW22/05/2018
On a wet and very windy day. From the war memorial to the SE. Just over 90 minute walk and over 2 fences but easy enough. With CM.bolton20/05/2018
Parked at war memorial. Straight up. Gale force SSW’ly wind, rain. With PM.CJM20/05/2018
Starting from the Tangasdale phone box at around NL649001 we followed the waymarks which gave access to the gates and bridge leading to the open land. We then lost them where their route and the notes we were following diverged. Near to Dun Ban a stile permitted access to the shore and another allowed us to proceed up the hill to the E of the obvious stream. We returned much the same waym0jla27/04/2018
Walked from Castlebay to war memorial and up ridge crossing 2 barbed wire fences. Straightforward.trimarc212/10/2017
From the wee carpark by the war memorial. Easy walking to the top, just 2 barbed wire fences but easily negotiated.AndrewFinnimore03/07/2017
With: hb; Walked from our campsite at Borgh via Dun then up below the NW ridge to the summit Trig. Descended keeping higher up. Lovely alpine plants in NW corrie.Ian Baines10/05/2016
Plenty of parking by the memorial at NL 650 978. Straight up the hill and back. Glorious sunshine, superlative views, couldn't have had a better day.martin_hall16/10/2015
Me and sueTonyandsue11/08/2015
From Castlebay pier (16:50) took road to nearly below mast then struck uphill past mast, over intermediate top to summit (18:00). Easy going; overcast, some drizzle. Fair view from top. Down same route; finish 19:05dbb26/07/2015
With Mora,BLACKHILL13/05/2015
W Jenx, walking from Tangasdal cottage. Around coastal path, and up the full NW ridge. Picnic on top in glorious weather, views abounding. Very fortunate. Down to minor top and causeway. En route to Vatersay cafe and bus back.nordicstar09/07/2014
Final day of Barra trip. From Castlebay along road to Vatersay turn off, then up hillside to summit. Descent to causeway and over to Vatersay to bag 7 of the 9 hills there.jonglew08/07/2014
Ascent from Castlebay side of causeway, returned via radio mast to a gate in the fence then followed fence line to road.Buteobuteo05/07/2014
Fifth and final peak today on a sunny afternoon to complete area 24D's Marilyns.Dugswell207/05/2014
1st marilyn after my back operations, lovely one to start on again.tallblond06/05/2014
From War memorial, very wet, very windy.tim74705/05/2014
Ran up from Castlebay whilst dinner was being cooked Nice view of the Atlantic OceanChinnockC06/08/2013
Solo Uisdean2506/07/2012
Made the most of the long spring evening coming up here just after nine o’clock and found I that still had plenty of daylight left to continue on down to Rubha na Doirlinn and then back round to the Vatersay causeway in time for moonrise.Alex C04/06/2012
MC JCMartin6604/05/2010
2nd of 4 Barra Marilyns. Started at war memorial to the south east. Two annoying barbed wire fences, otherwise no problems.Topographer5726/05/2009
With Cliff. Started from road and descended slightly further N. Not such good views today.Skerryvore18/07/2007
Date is first visit. Notes from later...dullish plod with great views to fine summit. from meml on road to SE: 651977 RHW30/07/2001
Parked at the war memorial and climbed over the first summit at 240m before making the stop. A very nice end to the evening.garyhoney29/07/2001
Evening ascent. Steady climb, granite slabs, heather and wet swamp to first top to small ravine and to top at 18.05.arranc29/07/2001
Raining all day - 3 separate solo forrays from B&B by bike and foot -whist L stayed in the dry reading.Chris Pearson27/05/2001
Barra round of Ben Cliad, Ben Verrisay, Grianan, Hartaval, pitch on Heaval, Ben Tangaval and Heishival Mor the back to kip on Hartaval.Eddie08/10/1997
Walked early one morning, reaching the summit at 5am. The wife of the McNeil's ferryman invited me in for breakfast as I returned to my B and Bmoorsman01/08/1972
Tom Mundell22/05/2018
Trekking toes22/05/2018
govanah20/05/2018
Andrew Simmons19/05/2018
Lindsay M24/04/2018
Janet M24/04/2018
carole engel16/08/2017
thelonious06/08/2017
Christo197925/07/2017
Hot Beef18/06/2016
PeteN28/06/2015
dandaran01/03/2015
jenx09/07/2014
Tricky08/07/2014
assynt_bob07/07/2014