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Name:Casteal na h-Iolaire
Hill number:4544
Height:715.2m / 2346ft
Parent (Ma):1476  Beinn Bharrain - Mullach Buidhe
RHB Section:20C: Arran and Holy Island
County/UA:North Ayrshire (UA)
Maritime area:Firth of Clyde to Mull of Kintyre
Class:Simm, Graham Top
Grid ref:NR 89731 42255
Summit feature:rock tor
Col:652.1m  NR 8983 4237  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 62 69
(1:25k) 361N
Observations:rock by cairn 120m WSW at NR 89613 42217 is 0.09m lower
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 109 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up from Pirnmill. Then on to the Graham & the other Sim. Day after Gill & Jez's last Corbett.ngthack19/11/2017
Parked at Catacol bay just north of bridge and walked 3.5km on the track south on east of river before cruising to head up Meall nan Damh then south over tump simm,Hump Marilyn and simm. This one sixthvegibagger17/11/2017
Dougarie to Catacol.Smudge11/02/2017
4th hill of 9 today on a tough route from Whitefarland point to Catacol bay, climbing Ceann Rheamhar, Sail Chalmadale and Mullach Buidhe before exploring all the high points on this plateaux. Fantastic views, lovely scrambling opportunities for future visits. Re-traced my steps to pick up my rucksack to continue the route to Beinn Bhreac.Dazingdale10/05/2016
A two car route stared at Thunderguy then up path towards Coire Fhionn Lochan then off piste to Meall Bhig, Meall nan Damh, Meall Donn via path along ridge onwards to Beinn Bhreac, Beinn Bharrain and Casteal na-h-lolaire on a clear cool sunny day with Chris Watson. Then down to second car at Prinmill.Dugswell222/04/2016
On the ridge N to S w Jenx. Great weather day.nordicstar20/04/2016
The first hill climbed while doing the Pirnmill Hills traverse.Chris Mac03/09/2015
with Oliver Bartrum (18/08/2015)davidsbatty18/08/2015
with Mullach Buidhe-see log for Beinn Bharrain - Mullach Buidhepwheeler02/06/2015
lovely day with adjacent hillsoatcake21/09/2014
Debs and GoskaMountain Goat24/08/2014
See Beinn Bharraindickscroop15/05/2014
Long walk from Dougrie to Catacol with day Graham Foreman on a sunny, light wind and perfect visibility day. Some tracks on the hills. Dreadful trackless descent into Fairhaven from Meall nan Damh.alexmaclennan29/09/2013
Solo Uisdean2515/07/2013
Bagged after visiting Mullach Buidhe.jonglew11/05/2013
As part of complete traverse of Pirnmill Hills ridge all the way from this top to the Marilyn Meall nan Damh, via Beinn Bharrain / Mullach Buidhe, Beinn Bhreac etc. A grand day's walking. On Casteal na h-Iolaire, the wee rocky tor looks higher from the cairn, but the cairn looks higher from the tor - not sure which is the true summit.milngavie_kenny24/07/2012
Good walking conditions with a cache on the top.Walker Dan16/06/2010
nice rocky summit, see S8730. RHW04/04/2010
Done en route to Mullach Mor. No views, mist. Quite rocky summit with sizeable cairn.Aye Jimmy28/07/2009
On way to Bharrain.arranc21/09/2003
Ascents : 1yatchey01/01/2000
Ascended whilst cycling round the southern half of the island, after climbing Beinn Bharrain.JohnW18/10/1990
From PirnmillAlan Moore04/04/1983
June 2006. Circular from NR880467 with Mullach Buidhe.summitsup01/01/1952
carole engel09/05/2018
Alex C17/11/2017
Sick Kid21/04/2017
Martin R11/06/2016
Tom Mundell15/05/2016
sarah mundell14/05/2016
Johnny Corbett11/05/2016
Paul and Terri01/07/2015