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Name:Orval
Hill number:1295
Height:571m / 1873ft
RHB Section:17D: Canna, Rhum and Eigg
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Island:Rum
Maritime area:Ardnamurchan to Sound of Sleat
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,HF)
Grid ref:NM 33370 99101
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:406m
Col:165m  NM363990  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 39
(1:25k) 397
Observations:large cairn (NM 33310 99090) 60m WSW and ground 10m W of trig point is as high
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 116 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Ard Nev. Straightforward despite the hill fog. Descended north eastto Bealach a' Bhraigh Bhig.Owen B17/06/2018
Day 2 of two-day backpack from Kinloch. Harris - Ard Nev - Orval - Bealach a' Bhraigh Bhig - Kinlochdavidpettit8428/05/2018
Cycled to Malcoms Bridge then up path to coll between Orval and Fionchra. Easy path up through crags then grassy stroll to summit. Very, very windy on top. Returned by same route.KevPalmer29/06/2017
From bunkhouse via track and Ard Nev first...dry but cloudy to summit. Decent via West towards Bloodstone hill and track outN.Morters18/06/2017
From Kinloch along good, unsurfaced road then a well constructed old path from Malcolm's Bridge. The old path has gone to seed in places but has good stretches too and was well worth following. Steep, easy nose up to Orval from bealach- clear use of this route. It was nice to keep to the edge of the cliffs on the W for views, on the final, gentle pull to the summit. Continued over Ard Nev and back to Kinloch.pwheeler03/06/2017
with Fiochrapeebs30/05/2017
Fionchra, Orval and Ard Nev from Malcolm's Bridgem3doc10/04/2017
Good cycling across the island to old stalkers path. Steep up from bealach then trig, cairn and hump.jenx27/08/2016
Cycle up from Kinloch. Used old paths to bealach before good ridge to Orval. Trig and adjoining Hump then to Mullach Mor.nordicstar27/08/2016
From camp at Loch a' Ghille Reamhra, with mora.BLACKHILL03/06/2016
Track from Kinloch, up Ard Nev and across to Orval summit whereupon got bombarded by horizontal ice pellets, ouch!! Wintry showers subsided and headed back via N ridge to bealach and path back to main track. A magic wee hill!AndrewFinnimore17/04/2016
MMC trip to Rum. Day 1. Arrived Rum 9am. Walk to Orval and Harris from Bunkhouse. Bright sunshine, wind and occasional blasting hail. 8 hoursalexmaclennan16/05/2015
with John Green, Frank Johnstone, Keith & Di Williamsdavidsbatty17/08/2013
visited trig + cn. RHW25/08/2012
With Darren, after 6 hours sleep in our little tent in the middle of nowhere up early to continue our challenging 40km peak fest around the island in an enjoyably tough 26 hours between ferries. Sadly in cloud after yesterday's heatwave. The slender Orval pinnacle (which has been climbed) lies on the northern cliffs- claimed to be 100 feet or 30m high in some reports - could it be a tump?.Chris Pearson26/07/2012
Solo. From Kinloch Castle along track west to NM359993 where I joined path to Bealach a' Bhràigh Bhig. From Bealach up N ridge to summit of Orval. Continued to Ard Nev and Ard Mheall before descending to track from Harris and on track back to Kinloch.pwbellarby22/04/2012
Solo.Dangerous Dave18/09/2011
Club weekendJamesSDonald01/05/2011
Long walk along the track on the south of the glen. After an hour, start of an excellent dry stalkers' path leading gradually uphill to small grassy bealach before the hill. Steep grass slopes up to a craggy area to find a small human path up through rocks to more steep grass above and to column 9770 at 12.00. Cairn 100 m away built before the pillar possibly higher. Canna and Rum peaks from a different angle. Harris bothy and mausoleum. Very large goat with curled horns.arranc29/05/2010
With Mrs G. From Kinloch, persistent rain all day.jonglew23/05/2009
Alone, Craig & Neil not fancying the heavy rain. Some fairly crap navigation from me in the cloud.Grinner29/06/2008
with Steve Grove the afternoon that we arrivedvegibagger04/08/2003
with Chris Wales. Great walk from Kinloch to NW corner of Rum and back.IanHHill20/04/2000
SMMC Rum meet.clashcityrocker25/05/1999
Round of Orval, Ard Nev and Mullach Mor from Kinloch.Eddie30/09/1998
Barkeval, Ard Nev, Orval and Fionchra RHW03/06/1995
PeteN01/01/1970
daviemore26/12/2017
Kevin2903527/06/2017
kiltedbiggles10/04/2017
MichaelF21/09/2016
Lorna S31/07/2016
eddieh17/06/2016
markhammonds02/01/2016
Frogreen07/09/2015
Tom Mundell28/05/2015
Iona28/05/2015
Trekking toes28/05/2015
steven morrice27/03/2015
Neil Midgley05/06/2014
AlanD29/05/2014
Campbell Singer15/05/2014
mountaineagle11/05/2014
Peterb11/05/2014
govanah06/04/2014
danpquinn09/08/2013
nicolajane22/06/2013
raffemeister06/10/2012
Colin Crawford25/06/2012
IainK27/05/2012