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Name:Beinn Dhubh
Hill number:1595
Height:506m / 1660ft
RHB Section:24B: Harris and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:Lewis and Harris
Maritime area:West of Tarbert, Harris
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NB 08964 00627
Summit feature:rock 6m S of trig point in shelter
Col:13m  NB152001  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 14 18
(1:25k) 455 456
Observations:summit of rock is 10 cm below trig point fb
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 Luskrntyre cemetery car park. Easy going on dry conditions and plenty rock 3/4N.Morters24/05/2019
From cemetery, tough terrain, sunny, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith12/05/2019
Third Marilyn of the day from Luskentyre beach car park. The morning snow had gone but at the summit the cold North wind hit me. Thank goodness for a substantial trig shelter.NormanW04/05/2019
From Losgaintir beach car park. There is a gate through the wall after about 300m and then direct to the summit. Great views. Under 3 hours return with CM.bolton23/07/2018
From PC & up. Could see S Harris at last. With PM.CJM23/07/2018
Stunning, stunning views to the higher hills to the north.summitter01/04/2018
Parked by the beach, onto beach then through gate on dry stone wall and headed straight for summit using snippets of paths when available. Managed to see St Kilda from summit.assynt_bob20/05/2017
From Luskentyre car park with Mrs G. On to Beinn Losgaintir and Ceann Reamhar.jonglew17/05/2017
From cemetary. Nice grassy slopes to start with and wonderful views of coastline from summit. Too hazy for St Kilda though.AndrewFinnimore08/10/2016
Solo before rest of MMC arrived. From Luskentyre beach carpark. There and back along ridge, some running when ridge flat sunny, light winds. 3 hours.alexmaclennan16/09/2016
Nice day. Out and back from Luskentyre cemetery car park. Rounsfell04/09/2016
With: hb; Walked up from Losgaintir cemetery car park into mist. Indistinct path up west ridge. Quick stop by summit trig before descent via west summit cairn. Excellent views over Taransay.Ian Baines17/05/2016
With: ib; Helen Baines17/05/2016
Climbed via Sron Godamuil, over beautiful crystalline rock, giving very easy scrambling. This is a hill to climb for the views (including St Kilda), and for the fab (but crowded) beach at the bottom. Walked back along the road, which is also pleasant.Gill27/03/2016
From Luskentyre via Beinn Dhubh, Beinn Losgaintir, Ceann Reamhar and finishing on A859screeleep05/07/2015
with Peter Willimottdavidsbatty23/06/2015
From road junction - up Sron Godamuil - Beinn Losgaintir - summit - then onward to Ceann Reamhar.Chris Peart21/09/2014
Parked at Losgaintir Graveyard then walked along some of the coast before heading up Beinn Dhubh, Beinn Losgaintir and Ceann Reamhar on a very sunny afternoon.Dugswell213/09/2014
On holiday in North Harris. Ascended with Lorraine after visiting Art Gallery nearby.Ascended from beach direct to Beinn Dubh.raffemeister30/05/2014
Walked in thick cloud with Jake the Black Lab. Loved the beach.iandesbottes15/03/2014
I started off at Luskentyre cemetary and then followed the coast around for a kilometre and a half before making my ascent to the summit of Beinn Dubh.Alex C18/09/2013
With Mora, from Losgaintir.BLACKHILL10/06/2012
CLimbed on my own, from the holiday rental. Windy but dry , cloud cover on the summit, great views of Luskentyre on the way up & down.rossdrummond08/06/2012
W Jenx, from road head by cemetery, straight up fell through broken ground to summit. Mist on top limited views, but beach area very impressive on wy down, and straight to Taransay isle clear and blue.nordicstar08/04/2012
Estimated datePaulineD30/06/2009
Revisit. Memorial plaque at foot of trig pillar. Stony grassy summit. A/c/w circuit with Ceann Reamhar, easy boggy descent to 094974 (gate W of burn).RHW30/08/2007
From Losgaintir. A lot of bog along the top.Eddie11/07/2007
Parked at junction to Losgaintir. On road, over 2 wire fences uphill for 2 miles to very broad ridge and into mist on tundra like mossy grass. To B Losgaintir. On compass downhill to wide bealach and up over boulder strewn patches and moss and grass to top at 12.00. No view - mist.arranc27/05/2006
Started this walk from behind our B & B. We were given permission to get to the hill via their croft. The walk was straight forward with the gradient getting ever steeper, but soon the top was reached. Again great views could be had in all directions.garyhoney04/08/2004
Solo Uisdean2513/07/2003
fine views, lower part of ascent boggy; magical @ sunset. Luskentyre rd 081980, follow fence/strm then easy slopes RHW24/09/2000
Ascended from Tarbert via Ceann Reamhar in perfect conditions.JohnW17/04/1981
Simon Winton04/05/2019
Dave McG17/10/2018
Johnny Corbett06/04/2018
Tom Mundell22/09/2016
hill walker14/07/2016
carole engel09/05/2016