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Name:Sgorr nam Faoileann
Hill number:1466
Height:429m / 1407ft
RHB Section:20B: Islay
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Island:Islay
Maritime area:Islay, Jura & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4)
Grid ref:NR 43303 60650
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:171m
Col:258m  NR431601  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 60
(1:25k) 352
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 94 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
sun came out, but still very coldpetesimpson02/04/2019
From Cluanach via Kynagarry and Glas Bheinn. This hill looks good and the view from the big summit cairn is excellent. Rough ground back to main road at Cattadale.NormanW30/08/2018
From bend in road between Barr and Cattadale. Notice advising of deer stalking, therefore asking to find an alternative route or call a choice of two numbers. Voicemails on both of them, son I left a message on the mobile. Followed the fence line east, then rough ground to the top but not too bad. Excellent views, felt higher and more mountainy than its modest height suggested.Owen B25/08/2018
Second visit, enjoying a view this time. Then a long drop down to An Cladach bothyColin Crawford26/06/2018
Parked at Cluanach and walked to end of track. Crossed footbridge and headed up Beinn Bheiger. Headed north over Glas Bheinn and on to Sgorr nam Faoileann. Returned to track by contouring across rough ground. Followed advice of PGCE below and kept high to avoid worst of the boggy ground.wozzat10/05/2018
From Cluanach, to end of track. Then Beinn Bheigier, Glas Bheinn and Sgorr nam Faoileann. Returned to east end of track via a high level route and kept fairly dry feet.PGCE24/04/2018
3 Marilyns anticlockwise from Cluanach. Walked track then up to Bheigeir summit and over to Glas Bheinn. Decided to go across to join east ridge via a good animal track and up to summit. Descended via west ridge and took direct line back to minor road at Cattadale. This not recommended due to all the boggy tussocky long grass. Better just head back to join track to Kynagarry, alternatively, though a bit further, continue down to Storokaig.AndrewFinnimore08/08/2017
Sgorr nam Faoileann, Glas Bheinn, Beinn Bheigier from bend in minor road to W between Barr and Cattadale. Return fairly directly over rough moorland. Drizzle / rain for much of route.RobertP03/04/2017
Circuit of ridges from An Claddach in strong winds and heavy showers. Slippy underfoot, as usual in these parts.fasgadh06/04/2016
clockwise round of sgorr nam faoileann, glas bheinn, and beinn bheigier from near barr.robertphillips22/08/2015
With Alistair and anne.great day. Look out for the tame deer near the house. The owner feeds it.tallblond18/07/2015
With: hb; Climbed directly p from bealach for Glas Bheinn. Lovely summit with superb views over Sound of Islay, Jura and the Paps of Jura. Descent down west ridge back to road.Ian Baines23/05/2014
With Mora, from minor road at CattadaleBLACKHILL22/04/2014
4th hill of traverse from B Bheigier and very fine too. Lovely narrow pointy summit. There is a good track from bealach at 425603 which takes you over the Glas Bheinn shoulder towards ProaigThearlaichdubh24/06/2013
Galltywenallt23/09/2012
RIB to McArthur's Head then up steps to lighthouse for the Dirty Dozen to then Bagged Beinn Na Cailich before Jen lead us around to bag this top in thick mist.Dugswell210/06/2012
Fast RIB from Ardbeg with RHB mad bagger group! From McArthurs pt landing Jenx lead us over Beinn na Caillich to contour round to bealach stane and steeps to rough summit. Misty so no views! Mild.nordicstar10/06/2012
Landed by RIB at McArthurs head lighthouse. A merry crew of 12 contouring round in the sea fret to find the wall that leads you to the top.Martin R10/06/2012
Mad Marhof party. RIB to Mc Arthur's head and up to Beinn na Caillich. To col S of Sgorr nam Faoileann and up grassy and screey slopes to its summit. Back to col and on to Glas Bheinn summit cairn. GPS readings of point about 100m NE of summit cairn show it to be more or less the same height. Finished a good bag with Beinn Bheigier and then down to road end above Claggain Bay.pwbellarby10/06/2012
GIdris04/04/2012
Sunny, some wind on summits, hot, good views, with Jack.iangalbraith03/09/2010
With Linda, Sandy and Scooter the dog. My final islay marilyn. I gorgeous day. Ravens, Woodcock (flushed by Scooter), Fox Moth caterpillar, other caterpillars, Wheatear, StonechatSkerryvore21/03/2009
Parked at Storakaig. Past farm buildings, over deer stile steadily up over dry moor to get a view into bealach with hills either side. Up to the left through stony screes and small crags to top at 12.10. 6' tall neatly made cairn on highest rocky bump. to G Bheinn.arranc29/04/2006
fine hill & view. circuit of 3M + 1sM from gate @ 391604 RHW25/03/2002
Round of Sgorr nam Faoileann, Glas Bheinn and Beinn Bheigier from tent perched on tumulus at the head of Gel Ghaireasdail.Eddie02/06/1999
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marraneth30/05/2017
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GaryJones17/04/2017
Rowan25/10/2016
Laurel25/10/2016
Tom Mundell27/04/2016
Trekking toes27/04/2016
AndyS28/03/2016
Mudskipper03/10/2015
govanah18/07/2015
benalder28401/04/2015
peterstanding19/06/2014
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Campbell Singer29/03/2013
Alan Whatley29/03/2013
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