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Name:Heiseabhal Mor [Theiseabhal Mor] [Heishival Mor]
Hill number:1633
Height:190m / 623ft
RHB Section:24D: Barra to Barra Head
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:Vatersay
Maritime area:South of Barra
Watershed:Long Island
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (100-199m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,1,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:NL 62673 96347
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:190m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 31
(1:25k) 452N 452S
Observations:trig point is 0.3m higher than rocky area 45m N at NL 62676 96392 and 0.6m higher than knoll 25m NW at NL 62654 96367
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 146 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up from the community centre/cafe at NL633954, then along to the summit. Down SE towards the beach.Pete R05/06/2019
Repeat after failed attempt to cross to BioruaslumAndyS03/06/2019
Early morning cycle / climb from Nasg. Fantastic views.Rob Rees12/05/2019
Debs and Tali. Circuit of the 4 southern tops from the Vatersay village Hall.Mountain Goat21/09/2018
Barra and Vatersay Tumps now completed. So, wandered over to the community centre for a mug of hot chocolate and to make certain that the Vatersay Boys would be performing there the following night. Before unhurriedly making my return to Dunard Hostel over this top.Twice Shy09/08/2018
A bus walk from Vatersay back to Castlebay over Beinn Chuidhir, then via Bagh a'Deas and Bagh a'Bhatersaigh beaches and the cafe. Direct from the cafe up Heiseabhal Beag on short grass and gneiss pavements, then over to Heiseabhal Mor. Down the west ridge to a flat section, and a zig-zag descent N to the bealach avoiding little crags. W to the road and the coast path to reach the causeway, and Beinn Tangabhal.Gill07/08/2018
First hill on Barra - Vatersay and probably my favourite. Wonderful views down to the beach. Climbed from the narrow section by the beaches, just near the community hall which has toilets available and wash facilities and showers which is handy if you are camping. Strikes me very friendly community.nickywood107/06/2018
Approach from NE - rough heather/grass & some slimy rock - ascent from S looks more pleasant.ger22/05/2018
From parking at bridge to NE. SunnyThearlaichdubh22/05/2018
From layby over causeway.NormanW22/05/2018
From about NL631967, we set off roughly parallel with the road but rising slowly. The fences marked on the map appear to be what we call Cornish hedges and are not very obvious. Having found the broad re-entrant we set off up its W side, rising as much above it as felt comfortable. This gave us a long and lumpy walk across the tops to the actual summitm0jla26/04/2018
after Ben Tangaval across the causeway and straight up steep slope then down other side to cafe which disappointingly was closedtrimarc212/10/2017
With G. From Vatersay community hall (NL 633 954) > Theiseabhal Beag > Theiseabhal Mor > community hallRT197023/05/2016
From the road to the north. Steep slopes of grass, heather and nearer the top large rocks. Filthy day - no views.Crib Goch19/05/2016
With: hb; Climbed from dunes car park by Bagh Siar. Stunning beach and sea colours in still air and very warm sun.Ian Baines09/05/2016
Ample parking at NL 630 567. Then straight up the steep grassy slopes and across the flat ridge to the top. Glorious sunshine, splendid views.martin_hall16/10/2015
With Mora, from parking area on minor road to southBLACKHILL12/05/2015
Scrambled up from the main road via a wee stream on the North to a flat walk in to the summit. Watched spray flying for 100 metres to the Southern End of Vatersay with the Bishop Isles beyond.dandaran01/03/2015
After walking through from Tangasdal, climber Tangasval. Up the long west ridge. Potential Tump at West top. Fine location on summit, views amazing on warm, calm sunny day. Once a year happenance? (no flies today Jon)nordicstar09/07/2014
Hot sunny day with flies galore. Approached from bend in road to NE. No paths found so just slogged up steep heather clad rocks. Flies really were a problem, only time they have been on all 3 days here - midge net would've been better off on me than in the hostel! From summit followed ridge E to 2 little tumps.jonglew08/07/2014
Ascent from just after the fence by the bend in the road. Returned same wayButeobuteo05/07/2014
We met Nichola Howarth at the trig with Iain Brown and Martin Richardson, mild with rain after the summit.Dugswell206/05/2014
Repeat visit - on my way to the hall of mirrors, thenMartin R06/05/2014
From bend in road to NE, very wet, very windy.tim74705/05/2014
From the beach, we made our own way up following sheep tracks. Yet another great view.ChinnockC05/08/2013
JEB, RIB Uisdean2505/07/2012
A short walk to the summit.bolton20/06/2012
With PMCJM20/06/2012
Approached from the west having first gone to see the tidal island.Alex C05/06/2012
Left Kate in car by bend in road to NNE and climbed steeply up (no path) to summit. Returned by same route. Weather fine.dbb22/06/2011
a lovely loop of vatersay from the dead house at the end of the road near caolas, no real issues, a few fences to clamber over..stig_nest19/05/2010
MC JC Beautiful viewpointMartin6602/05/2010
Straight up from road.mart079717/08/2009
From NL 632 951summitsup03/06/2009
3rd of 4 Barra Marilyns. Direct ascent of north face. Strong wind but bright. Much variety of wild flowers on summit.Topographer5726/05/2009
Revisit. Decent summit, fine views of this shapely island, plus the others to E and S which we're visiting later today. Simple climb from NNE.RHW31/08/2007
Great views from summit looking south.Started from NE, descended SW to beach.Skerryvore15/07/2007
Galltywenallt12/04/2004
Solo run from the Bagh Siar dunes. Absolutley gorgeous.mikejacobs07/08/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine hill, great view S to Sandray & other Marilyn isles. direct rough ascent from minor rd 630968 RHW29/07/2001
Parked on the minor road from Castlebay to Bhatarsaigh. Walked up through very low cloud passing very many false summits to the top. Use of compass and GPS made this much easier than could have been. Finished walk at 22:25.garyhoney28/07/2001
600' uphill over dryish moor to ridge with rock slabs and to column at 11.30.arranc02/06/2001
Raining all day. 3 separate solo forays from B&B by bike and foot in wet. L stayed in reading.Chris Pearson27/05/2001
Date lost in the mists of time. Walked long before the bridge was built, walking from the ferry from Barramoorsman09/09/1999
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
J-D-B10/06/2019
peterstanding17/07/2018
eddieh24/06/2018
govanah20/05/2018