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Name:Bass Rock
Hill number:5108
Height:112m / 367ft
Parent (Ma):none
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:East Lothian (UA)
Island:Mono Tump island
Maritime area:Forth: River & Firth
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), SIB
Grid ref:NT 60254 87434
Summit feature:outcrop
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 67
(1:25k) 351E
Observations:outcrop to NE is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 49 users)ByDate of Ascent
bass rock, fidra, craigleith, from north berwick with some good company, and thanks to alan and boat crew.robertphillips20/01/2019
Great company and fine conditions to finally get to bag this quite elusive HuMP.Alex C20/01/2019
Thanks to Alan and the skipper and crew of Braveheart. 7 of us - bass Rock - Fidra then Craigleith.chrisbien20/01/2019
At last! Bass Rock, Craigleith and Fidra on MV Braveheart in good company. Thanks to skipper, crew and Alan.SteveG20/01/2019
Another trip on the Braveheart from North Berwick, this time to Bass Rock. Pleased to have set foot on it and reached the top after a few months of waiting.pwbellarby19/01/2019
A convivial trip from N Berwick. Splendid island, good company and fine bacon and egg rolls in the cafe by the harbour afterwards.Gill19/01/2019
East Lothian Tump completion.Adrian19/01/2019
Second time to summit. Similar route to last time.assynt_bob19/01/2019
What a great way to spend a couple of hours! Much more than just another tick. Thanks to Alan.Tony S19/01/2019
Successful landing and summit this time, with others via MV Braveheart from North Berwick.Topographer5720/12/2018
Great 2 hour boat trip organised by Alan Holmes on MV Braveheart from North Berwick. Awkward swell led to challenging landing and reboarding. Island is a gannet graveyard and fantastic viewpoint.Thearlaichdubh20/12/2018
The East Lothian island gem. Well worth the wait (several stand downs this year). Quite a tricky (adrenalin inducing) landing, as swell was greater than expected - excellent handling of boat ('Braveheart') by skipper. Thanks Alan for making visit possible. Super island - engineered concrete path almost all the way to summit.ger20/12/2018
At long last! 09:00am departure from North Berwick aboard MV Braveheart. Skipper and mate to be commended for enabling landing and re-boarding in swell that contrasted with mainland calm conditions.summitsup20/12/2018
Boat trip from North Berwick.jonglew19/12/2017
Long journey from Melvich and back for this one in a day. Well worth the effort for this prized guano covered HuMP - thanks Alan Holmes for organising the boat and the weather. Interesting fact - 80% of those passengers on our boat had climbed the St Kilda stacks.assynt_bob19/12/2017
Small cairn on top on western side of summit plateau. Guano not as bad as feared. Concrete path from jetty, through gate ( lock opened by boatman) and via lighthouse. Path goes to foghorn on other side of island. Landing on island from 'Braveheart' straightforward in conditions present. 20 min trip from North Berwick harbour.Thanks to Alan for arranging.Denise 19/12/2017
At long, long last but well worth the wait. A sense of history and absolute isolation about this stark rock. Many thanks to Alan Holmes for his perseverance in making this trip finally happen.Campbell Singer19/12/2017
Sunny morning for a trip on the Braveheart from North Berwick to the Bass Rock to bag the summit, foghorn and lighthouse..Dugswell219/12/2017
Ten hours train journey. Well worth it.Martin R19/12/2017
On the first of two boats today, organised by Alan Holmes. Weather perfect, mild and little swell. We even enjoyed champagne at the summit !NormanW19/12/2017
A great little trip.jenx19/12/2017
Never thought we would ever get there. Great trip. Only 3 Humps more in Great Britain left. Old Man of Hoy and the two Mingulay stacks. GPS reference for BR is NT 60252 87433 but you really can't miss it. Nowhere else to go.Alan Whatley19/12/2017
With Bryher and Jen and other baggers from North Berwick. 8/10 of our boat been up the Kildan stacs, this was like a miniature version. Some swell, interesting landing, guano everywhere, even a few dead gugha. Good viewpoint. Thanks Alan Hnordicstar19/12/2017
Great to step on this great barren rock. Guano covered steps from the landing lead through the gated castle entrance and most the way to the summit. Feels a lot more remote than it is. Many thanks to Alan for arranging the trip.RichardM19/12/2017
Great outing, back in the days when you could find out about island trips. Just at the start of the gannet occupation.fasgadh28/02/2009
Bare rocky summit, visit c/o Scottish Seabird Centre; plenty GX back already, nice sunny morning. RHW28/02/2009
Tom Mundell20/01/2019
Trekking toes20/01/2019
Pete R19/12/2017
Colin Crawford28/02/2009
Lindsay M28/02/2009
Rod M28/02/2009
Janet M24/01/2009