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Name:Ben Geary
Hill number:1237
Height:284m / 932ft
RHB Section:17A: North Skye and Raasay
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Island:Skye
Maritime area:Skye & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NG 25363 61463
Summit feature:ground within 1m of trig point
Drop:166m
Col:118m  NG262599  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 23
(1:25k) 407
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 126 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Early start so I could get back for breakfast at 8.30 at the Stein Inn. Parked at the school, followed the track, rough and wet, to the top.Simon Winton14/03/2020
From parking at the primary school. Up the mast track, boggy in places to summit where the trig is tucked behind the mast station. 4/4 MarilynN.Morters22/02/2020
govanah07/11/2019
tallscottishguy07/11/2019
A seriously easy walk. Parked at the school, up the road to the gate, then an ATV track goes all the way. There are, indeed, some boggy bits, but nothing to worry about. Nice views.Gill29/09/2019
JGC29/09/2019
Pete R06/09/2019
JFT_9631/07/2019
JulieB16/06/2019
Before school over stile then tracked vehicle access to mast - soft and wet in places. Easy 40 mins up and down. Breezy and cool.NormanW05/06/2019
GaryJones09/05/2019
ATV track from beside school. Sunny and calm, good views.iangalbraith25/04/2019
With Elizyanne from the school CP on the ATV track to the mast which is mostly harmless.GmacT15/04/2019
with GmacT. Straight forward.elizyanne15/04/2019
From just above the school. An ATV track starts from a gate and leads direct to the communications mast on the summit, but was a mixed blessing as the Argocat driver(s) had really churned up the water-logged track in a couple of places, up to 30mm wide.Isbjorn16/01/2019
From SE starting at Knockbreck school CP. Up to top of road then up mast track, dry at first then drowns in a swamp and hardly exists thereafter, driest line is closer to fence than power line. Good viewpoint for Outer Hebrides.Topographer5723/11/2018
1of5: From Geary School CP.ChrisR28/09/2018
iainwalton26/08/2018
Straight up from school car park. Track very boggy in places. Then across to Blacksmith's Hill nearby to the west, following fence then straight up to MacLeod memorial. Returned skirting around Ben Geary and down track. A good short trip.the pigguy 14/05/2018
Stroll up from holiday cottage in Hallin. Past Blacksmith's cairn. Good views except that some slobs left their picnic rubbish up there which I bought down. Company: Soloiandesbottes13/05/2018
Bright sunshine, very windy, very cold, ground frozen. From high point. Rounsfell28/02/2018
Emma and Simon03/02/2018
Easy parking on the road opposite the school. The ATV track to the summit makes an easy but in places a wet ascent. Solo return of under one hour.bolton03/10/2017
up across hard work terrain to this most northerly of the Waternish TuMPs then appallingly hard work terrain for an hour and a quarters leg draining tiring slog the two kilometres to the summit of Ben Geary for a bit of sunny relief. S9359 has had its Flush Bracket hacked out by some thief. Shame on them. Nice easy tramp back to the road and recommendation to others to go up and back to these two summits separately rather than subject yourselves to the ghastly hard work 2km along the moorland ridge.vegibagger30/05/2017
Andrew Simmons20/05/2017
hornet16/05/2017
Jon F03/05/2017
From the school.Chris Peart20/10/2016
Followed track from high point of road by water tank to summit.andy macp27/08/2016
Tom Mundell24/06/2016
Trekking toes24/06/2016
softsquare17/06/2016
Poor weather on coasts exposed to the NE wind, Trotternish in particular. You could make out Ben Alligan though. So an afternoon bag of Ben Geary from the school at Knockbreck. Followed tracks from the reservoir just above the school but lost them in a boggy saddle. I headed to the fence to try and find them, a mistake, they were under an old power line. Really, all very easy and forgiving. Sunshine, clouds, high winds and nice enough views nearby. A second walk around fields, lanes near Trumpan was better than Ben Geary, beautiful meadows full of flowers. I didn't hear any corncrakes- they nest in this area- in the near gale: do put them first if you encounter them, please.pwheeler15/06/2016
grumpy14/05/2016
hill walker11/05/2016
Wet and windy walk following damp moorland track.Dugswell207/05/2016
From parking by school as others. Track to plateau area ok then bog most way to top. Great views from trig missing its FB. Up and down in just over the hour.nordicstar07/02/2016
From the school. Easy walk though very wet in placrs. Sunny! Good views of Outer Hebs.jenx07/02/2016
Here for the trigpoint, TP:UK log: Hardest 1km ever, spoke to nearby home owner who said we could park and go through his garden to a gate. He said 'it's a tough walk' and he wasn't joking, Mrs TJR nearly gave up as it was 3 steps forward and the number going up on the GPS instead of down! After an age Mr TJR came back for me and escorted me to the trigpoint. A very sad trig it is too, whoever took the flush bracket did it most unceremoniously and left an awful mess! Went back via the Argo cat track to the school and Mr TJR went back the same way we came up and drove round for me.thejackrustles23/09/2015
parked at school carpark to SE and easy stroll to mast.Thearlaichdubh19/08/2015
petesimpson17/08/2015
Crumblie210/07/2015
Tricky24/05/2015
vuirich21/05/2015
track from just above the school.robertphillips25/04/2015
aul-fogie23/04/2015
Steve Q31/03/2015
As it was raining heavily, we had driven north not really knowing what to do. When we arrived at the school it stopped, making this hill the only rain free one on Skye. Flogged up to masts and trig point grateful it was dry overhead, if not under foot.mindlessflogger16/02/2015
RichardM12/10/2014
Parked by school and easily up to summitAndrewFinnimore30/05/2014