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Name:Ward of Gairsay
Hill number:4930
Height:102m / 335ft
Parent (Ma):none
RHB Section:23: Orkney Islands
County/UA:Orkney Islands (UA)
Island:Mono Tump island
Maritime area:Orkney - North
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), SIB, Yeaman
Grid ref:HY 44116 22324
Summit feature:ground within 1m of trig point
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 5 6
(1:25k) 461N
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 29 users)ByDate of Ascent
Third of 10 on a day planned by Bob and Sarah Kerr and superbly executed by Northerly Marine Services from Kirkwall on a beautiful sunny day.Thearlaichdubh03/08/2019
Visit arranged with Andy McGill (07745 568145) who farms the island and very kindly collected me from Hall of Rendall beach. Superlative views of the Orkney islands from the summit cairn and trig pillar. Bonxi and Arcytic Skuas. Tea and Tiffin in the farm house and chat with Andy and his mother Valerie before being ferried back to Orkney. A great afternoon trip and many thanks to Andy and Valerie for their help and hospitality. I believe contact is appreciated before visiting Gairsay.RichardM01/08/2018
Superb little trip. Made very welcome.jenx26/07/2018
Fine island. Made v welcome by Andy and Valerie. Do call them if visiting, even if not using their kind services to ferry you over. Previous Bagger landings have been discourteous in the least. Great home made scones and strawberry jam, fantastic :-)nordicstar26/07/2018
Contacted the farmer who picked us up by arrangement from do'ocot in a dinghy. Climbed hill and we were then treated to coffee and cakes by Andy McGill's mother who owns the island before being ferried back. Fantastic kindness but please contact him before landing as a matter of courtesy.Campbell Singer01/04/2015
Dinghy trip, hill, superb views followed by great hospitality with tea and cakes. My sort of hill.Barbara Singer01/04/2015
Wonderful morning out from Tingwall on the Charles Anne with Groats Charters visiting Eynhallow and GairsayAlex C05/06/2014
Worth every penny and not just because of Bob's celebratory 1000th Hump blueberry buns. Fine flora and fauna.Martin R05/06/2014
Heather summit with trig. 1000th Hump for Bob T.Adrian05/06/2014
3rd visit, from west again this time. Northern marsh orchids rather fine. After Eynhallow, then back to Tingwall and across to Skaill for a pm boat trip to wonderful Copinsay.RHW05/06/2014
Bagged this island on an Alan Holmes boat trip as a group of twelve via Harvey's boat the Charles Ann from Tingwall.Dugswell231/05/2014
Boat trip with Harvey Groat, last Orkney HuMP.chalky195331/05/2014
Spent several hours trying to find a local fisherman to give me a lift - unsuccessfullyMartin R13/05/2012
Date is first visit. For second, see log on
Colin Crawford05/06/2014
Jon F05/06/2014
Alan Whatley20/03/2014
Colin Crawford23/09/2012