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Name:Beinn Chliad [Ben Cleit] [Ben Cliad]
Hill number:1631
Height:206m / 676ft
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)
Watershed:Long Island
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NF 67800 04287
Summit feature:tiny cairn on rock
Drop:159m
Col:47m  NF685033  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 31
(1:25k) 452N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 116 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up southeast ridge from the bridge, over no barbed wire fences.Pete R07/06/2019
Much more relaxed making my way up here today than on Wednesday. Had all the time I wanted to stop and do some filming and just fully absorb the wonderful view over all the islands.Twice Shy10/08/2018
Traverse from C an Fhitich over 7 barbed wire fences. Fine Marilyn.Thearlaichdubh09/08/2018
A bus walk from Cleit road end. Up to the high point of the road, and over a gate just past the house. Over the BWF at a ruined stile, then up a nice gully N of the summit. A little animal track to the fine rocky summit. Splendid views. Down the SW ridge to the road just W of the quarry. Back to Castlebay over the main ridge running along the centre of Barra, over various tumps and Heabhal. A very fine walk in all.Gill08/08/2018
Pacey dash to fit in this and get back down to the car whilst Adrian bagged the hill to the west. Gorgeous part of the Western Isles.Alex C08/08/2018
Parked near cattle grid on the community road to the west of this hill. Climbed and back in 45 mins or so. Then drove down to the beach and took smashing photos of the hill. Lovely end to our one day whistly stop tour of Barra - would have stayed longer but the place is fully booked and it's time to book for next year apparently - crazy popular in May and June!nickywood107/06/2018
Super hill - approach from W, where hill looks like Pap of Glencoe. Lots of rock - some scrambling.ger22/05/2018
From Cleat Road.NormanW21/05/2018
Good parking near to the old phone box. 45 minute walk and climb up the steep slope with CM.bolton20/05/2018
Parked by phone box W of hill. Very windy, rain. With PM.CJM20/05/2018
From just before the cattle grid, about NF672043 via the point where stream and fence cross; through bog & then straight up.m0jla27/04/2018
From junction of minor roads to SW across boggy ground and usual barbed wire fences. Then onto airport via Beinn Eireabhal and bus back to Castlebay. 2 golden eaglestrimarc213/10/2017
From minor road to W, nice steep ascent. Chance meeting with Carole Engel at summit and walked on to Beinn Eireabhal.jonglew14/08/2017
Quick up and down from the west but beware the nasty bog just below the house!AndrewFinnimore30/06/2017
With: hb; Quick ascent up from Cliaid beach with tricky start to north ridge. Superb views across Traigh Mhor (Barra Airport!) towards Eriskay & South Uist.Ian Baines10/05/2016
Started near the telephone box, through the gates and fields, over a stile and up the steep grassy slopes to the top. Fantastic views on a glorious sunny day.martin_hall17/10/2015
Me and sueTonyandsue10/08/2015
With Mora, from Loch an DuinBLACKHILL13/05/2015
With Jenx and Bob K, from Cleat hamlet. Through wet area then straight up hill, great scrambling. Superb top.nordicstar07/07/2014
A repeat visit - someone has to show Doug the right way to these things. Worth it for the view and the sound of the waves crashing below.Martin R07/05/2014
A lovely coastal Marilyn on a sunny afternoon with great coastal views with Martin Richardson as guide.Dugswell207/05/2014
walked from the quarytallblond07/05/2014
From minor road to West, parking at phone box, go along the road and cross the fields, 2 gates leading to a stile. That will avoid the man-eating bog on the direct line. Very wet, very windy, if there is a nice view I didnít see it!tim74704/05/2014
Solo Uisdean2506/07/2012
From nearest point of road (06:00) walked across field and straight up face of hill - steep and rocky. Good view from top in early morning. Back to car 06:35dbb23/06/2011
MC JCMartin6630/04/2010
From NF 668 048summitsup04/06/2009
Last of 4 Barra Marilyns. Direct ascent of rocky south west face. Intermittent showers and sunny intervals.Topographer5726/05/2009
Galltywenallt11/04/2004
Parked by the phone box on the road to cliad. Made the quick ascent to the top in 25mins thus enabling us to have dinner before catching the ferry to South Uistgaryhoney30/07/2001
pleasant ridge, pleasant rocky summit, great views. SE ridge from pass @47 RHW30/07/2001
on weekend of the Barra outlying islands tripvegibagger30/07/2001
With Arran over 1 gate and through another over sheep pasture 700' up into wide grassy gully to left of crags to highest boulders. 9.45.arranc02/06/2001
A solo rapid ascent before the highlight of our trip - the BA flight back to Glasgow on the small islander plane form the beach runway which only appeared once the tide went out. Our bikes were dismantled and squeezed in as cargo. Good old Air Miles - although flight at 10,000 feet across top of cumulus clouds was very bumpy -with one passenger being sick, and views out front through open cockpit.Chris Pearson28/05/2001
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
iainwalton08/08/2019
peterstanding16/07/2018
eddieh25/06/2018
Tom Mundell21/05/2018
Trekking toes21/05/2018
govanah19/05/2018
Lindsay M25/04/2018
Janet M25/04/2018
Christo197901/01/2018
carole engel14/08/2017
thelonious10/08/2017
PeteN27/06/2015
dandaran28/02/2015
Ultima Thule18/09/2014
Tricky08/07/2014