|Height:||521m / 1709ft|
|RHB Section:||16B: Durness to Loch Shin|
|Class:||Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman|
|Grid ref:||NC 41980 52568|
|Summit feature:||rock adjacent to cairn|
|OS map sheet(s):||(1:50k) 9|
|Observations:||rock 15m N at NC 41982 52582 is as high|
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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 72 users)||By||Date of Ascent|
|Am I allowed to hate a hill? Wonderful weather, beautiful wilderness, horribly tough going. Not my favourite Marilyn although with my favourite co-bagger trimarc2. The Boost bar at the end was the best tasting chocolate Iíve ever had.||Fionalevey||11/05/2019|
|A great day and great views of my own homeland from the top. It took longer than I anticipated (three and a half hours in total)but glad I selected a time when the vegetation was low and the hill relatively dry. there is a gate in the fence at NC 39244 52762 then follow the burn selecting the tributaries running from the east.||elizyanne||26/04/2019|
|From road south of Loch Eriboll, track west of cliffs then up mostly easy slopes on good ground. Summit cliffs look imposing but there are plenty of safe ways up. Main issue was the warm and still humidity.||Topographer57||02/06/2018|
|Parked on the verge next to the track at the head of Loch Eriboll and followed the track below Creag na Faolin. Contoured up on dryish grassy ground, crossing a fence, to join the stream draining the lochan, and then through a notch to the left of a vague waterfall. Past the lochan onto boggy flats with deer tracks across to steeper hillside, with short grass leading easily up. Traverse up across a broad and very vague, shallow coire, on the side of the broad ridge. Onto a small top (post) above a small lochan, down to the lochan, then up to an even smaller unmapped peaty lochan. Up to the right of quartzite crags then to an easy gully through the summit crags and on to the top. Misty, but route finding is straightforward, and itís easy getting down, one bearing does the job.||Gill||07/05/2018|
|As others, track to Bothy from head of a Loch Eriboll. Once cliffs give way to slopes easy walk past a few lochans to summit, blocky rocks on top. Wild strong wind made hard work but clear. Good views all round esp. Ben Hope. 2/2||N.Morters||05/05/2018|
|2 of 4: From Loch Eribol, Strathbeag track.||ChrisR||19/04/2018|
|Along the track round the west side of Cread na Faoilinn, left the track at 39129 53105 and headed towards the top picking a route through the complex terrain. Returned via a route initially slightly further to the south for an easier descent.||martin_hall||02/04/2018|
|From the bend at south end of Loch Eriboll. Initially good track around crag then up easy heather and moss slopes with a craggy last push to summit. Extremely windy all the way.||Campbell Singer||15/05/2017|
|From lochside, old track leading to bothy in Alladale. Cut up hill once round the crag and easy line all way to summit. Good underfoot.||nordicstar||19/06/2016|
|A nice valley start then a good way up to the craggy top.||jenx||19/06/2016|
|From Meall an Ceirileach and then to Cnoc Dubhaidh.||Alan Moore||15/05/2016|
|Via Strabeg bothy. Boggy path even after recent dry weather.||Tony S||13/05/2016|
|Track beneath crags then up easy ground to summit. Nice one!||AndrewFinnimore||27/08/2014|
|Interesting top with a complicated ascent route that can be simplified the further you go up the boggy estate road.||Martin R||26/05/2014|
|Up and down from Strabeg following Allt Odhrsgaraidh.
There's a fine rocky summit ridge.||Chris Peart||22/11/2012|
|Near Loch Eriboll. To start of track for a mile, Strabeg cottage came into view, then off over rough dry moor making a bee line for visible horizon. GPS said I was too far south. Saw a break in first line of crags from a distance, up by a stream. A second line of crags proved easier to get through, leaving a 500m stroll on sloping rocky slabs to the large cairn at edge of precipice. 12.15. Nice hill. Hope, Arkle, Foinaven, Cranstackie, Loch Eriboll and Hutig.||arranc||31/07/2008|
|Out and back from Strabeg bothy.||Eddie||04/12/2005|
|interesting approach, fine complex craggy hill, slabby summit block, no view, in clag. A838@403540 nr farm (occupied), into NW corrie then ascend thru outcrops & low cliffs||RHW||18/10/2001|
|From A838 at head of Loch Eriboll||BLACKHILL||14/06/2001|