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Name:Grianan
Hill number:4978
Height:295m / 968ft
Parent (Ma):1627  Heabhal [Sheabhal] [Heaval]
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:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NF 68125 01525
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:131m
Col:164m  NF684008  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 31
(1:25k) 452N
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 55 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Craigston via the Hebridean Way.Chris Peart09/08/2018
A fine walk using the bus, from Cleit road end, to the high point of the road, and a gully to the summit of Beinn Chliad. SW to the road W of the quarry, then manky soft vegetables to Beinn Bhirisig and Corra-Bheinn. The next bit is superb, down to the bealach, and an easy rake below the crest of the N ridge of Grianan, then on to Hartabhal, Sheabhal N top and Heabhal, from where a very easy path leads past the statue to the road back to Castlebay. A very fine walk, superb views all the way and highly recommended.Gill08/08/2018
Outstanding 7 Tump circuit from Borve with Adrian.Alex C08/08/2018
Round of Mhartainn, Grianan, Ghunnaraidh, Hartabhal, Sheabhal N, Sheabhal, Cadha Mor, B na Moine, B Leribreck starting from Dunard Hostel and walking up the road to Borgh - tops mainly in mist, but occasional views.Thearlaichdubh05/08/2018
From Mhartainn, a boggy valley ( crossed by the way -marked Hebridean way), then steep ascent to small cairn with superb island and coastal views. sunny clear day.Denise 29/04/2018
Loch an Duin -> Beinn Bhirisig -> Grianan -> Hartabhal -> Sheabhal N Top -> Heabhal -> Kisimul Cafebriandiggle04/08/2016
Walked from north of island to Castlebay across Barra's highest hills. With Paul. Saw Golden Plover. Fantastic walk.Skerryvore30/05/2016
With Mora, from parking area at nl679987BLACKHILL14/05/2015
W Jenx and Bob K. Walking horsehoe from Tangasdal - over Beinn na Moine, Cadha Mor, Heaval, Heaval Nrth top, Hartaval, then steeply down to col and easier up onto Grinnan, and then Mhartainn. Walk back up road to start.nordicstar08/07/2014
En-route N from Castlebay. Suprisingly steep descent into Beul a Bhealaich and then re-ascent to summit. Fine weather.jonglew07/07/2014
Craigstone to Castlebay. Walking off from the summit I nearly tripped over a golden eagle who then nonchalantly took to the air & headed away into the eastern corrie.Smudge08/05/2014
Grianan and Beinn Mhartainn from end of minor road.tim74707/05/2014
Grinning Hill bagged with Iain Brown and Martin Richardson, mild with rain on the summit.Dugswell206/05/2014
Interesting chambered cairn on the way from B Mhartain.Shame about the shower on the top.Martin R06/05/2014
RHW17/07/2012
From NL 679 987 on a travers of Heabhal, Hartabhal, Grianan and Beinn Mhartainn.summitsup01/06/2009
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
solo and pretty strong windvegibagger07/06/1994
Took a taxi from Castlebay to Eoligarry then walked back across the summits.moorsman01/08/1972
mae31/08/2018
Adrian08/08/2018
Fife Walking01/07/2018
Tom Mundell22/05/2018
Trekking toes22/05/2018
RichardM29/04/2018
Lindsay M25/04/2018
Janet M25/04/2018
carole engel14/08/2017
thelonious08/08/2017
bjewing20/04/2015
Kompass08/09/2014
Tony Rogers09/07/2014
assynt_bob08/07/2014
Tricky08/07/2014
jenx08/07/2014
daviemore01/06/2014
SteveG07/05/2014
Jim.Fothergill06/05/2014
iaindbrown06/05/2014
nicolajane03/05/2014
Alan Whatley20/06/2012
tom smith02/07/2011
richtea504003/07/2010
jimbloomer02/07/2010
m0untain_n0mad26/05/2009
Colin Crawford11/09/2008
Pete R26/04/2005
Arctica31/07/2001
alda31/07/2001
GordonAdshead00/07/2001