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Name:Bleabhal [Bleaval]
Hill number:1599
Height:398m / 1306ft
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, Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:NG 03045 91437
Summit feature:rock 1m W of trig point
Col:65m  NG038927  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 18
(1:25k) 455
Observations:rock by collapsed cairn 20m N at NG 97208 91459 is 5-10cm lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 81 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at 019938. There is a gate to the right of the track to the new mast. Through another gate just beyond the mast then an easy climb on a dyke to about 023928 before heading for the summit. Rain and wind. Saw little apart from CM. Just over 2 hour return.bolton22/07/2018
From picnic area to N. Followed dyke along line of field boundary to just below Meabhal, then onto summit. Wind and rain. Saw v little. Easy going. With PM.CJM22/07/2018
From Loch Moracha to the south Omitted the Tump. My 1000th Scottish Marilyn.NormanW29/05/2018
Along the new path and bridge (the Hebridean Way) near Loch na Moracha, then up Mula, and on to Bleabhal. Somewhat windy at the top; the trig makes a useful handhold whilst being blown around to the true summit. The gale and an incipient lurgy forced a retreat from the Meabhal bealach.Gill23/09/2017
After Bolabhal Sgarista. Big rising traverse. Good viewpoint, then down the ridge and diagonally back to car parked under Bolabhal Sgarista. Much easier direct from golf club. With David Baird.Thearlaichdubh21/09/2017
With Charles Scott. From car at 000922 (12:45) climbed ridge SSE to Bolabhal Scarasta (by mistake)(13:30) and then traversed to Bleabhal (14:45). Pleasant walk; lovely views. Back over lazy beds to car.dbb21/09/2017
Roadside parking from Scarasta, up and over Meabhal first. On to Mula and Bolabhal Sgarasta for pleasant 12k jaunt with Andrew P.jonglew20/09/2017
From the old post office. Gradual ascent on mostly easy ground.AndrewFinnimore08/10/2016
Started from NG036885 via Druim nan Caorach. With Francis. Continued onto Meabhal, Bolabhal Sgarasta and Greabhal returning across boggy ground to road. Noted presence of a newly constructed path/track leaving the road at approx NG027884 in a northerly direction with footbridge over inflow to Loch na Moracha. We crossed the same 'path' at around NG003908 and NG020894 although at both points it was an informal path (slightly boggier than the surrounding bog)raffemeister03/04/2016
With Jenx from the old post office after a day of storms. In clearing light at dusk.nordicstar13/09/2015
Part of a 12 hill South Harris Watershed runPeteN08/07/2015
From S via Druim nan Caorach.Chris Peart20/09/2014
Grim, misty day on a circular walk from Am Bothan bunkhouse.Alex C23/09/2013
Calm, warm, good views to 320m, mist beyond and all the way back.iangalbraith01/03/2013
With Mora, from parking area at ng 019937, a peat wall gives good walking to higher ground.BLACKHILL09/06/2012
Parked at post office but parking further south near standing stone probably better. Done with Jim Bloomer & Mat Webster.Dugswell210/06/2011
Parked in a golf club layby. 4 or 5 fences to get over. Sheep and grass. Cairn 70m away probably of equal height to column 10097. 16.15.arranc17/06/2010
Solo Uisdean2505/08/2008
Round of Bleabhal and Greabhal from the road - mostly good ground.Eddie13/07/2007
heb challengetom smith00/00/2007
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine stony summit, great views. scarista, A859 014938, easy grass slopes RHW25/09/2000
in the middle of the night hoping to see good sunrise sky and followed all the way to the summit by a black catvegibagger15/06/1988
Johnny Corbett08/04/2018
Tom Mundell21/09/2016
carole engel07/05/2016
Tony S19/09/2013
Lorna S19/09/2013
Campbell Singer22/04/2012
Alan Whatley22/04/2012