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Name:Eabhal [Eaval]
Hill number:1613
Height:347m / 1138ft
RHB Section:24C: North Uist, South Uist and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:North Uist
Maritime area:Around Grimsay & Ronay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), SIB, Yeaman
Grid ref:NF 89895 60501
Summit feature:ground 2m SSW of trig point
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 22
(1:25k) 454E
Observations:trig point is in depression
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 113 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Usual route along the well trodden path from Obisary. In the dry conditions underfoot, this was a delight. The path made the route through the waterworld maze then between the rocky bluffs and crags up the hill easy to find. Imagine it without the path. Lovely summit, glorious views St Kilda to Knoydart, huge bank of cloud stayed about 50 miles N. Return over Burrival.pwheeler21/05/2019
Usual route from end of road South of Loch Euphort. Dry underfoot mainly and the brisk North wind kept the rain at bay.NormanW03/05/2019
Trade route from Obisary along a surprisingly good path. A very fine hill indeed.Chris Peart25/04/2019
Climbed solo from Obisary at the end of Loch Euphort road. Via stepping stones, east bank of Loch Obasaraigh (avoiding Burabhal)and up east ridge of Eaval. Return by same route. Note that stepping stones are covered at high tide. Going is boggy but there is a path of sorts most of the way. View is astonishing for such a small (but rugged) hill. Had fantastic weather for November - sunny, clear views all around. Loch Obasaraigh is a tidal loch, not freshwater as marked on map (have informed OS).jamessteel10002/11/2018
Debs and Talisker, Eabhal circuit of 5 tops.Mountain Goat24/09/2018
Stepping stones to N (NF898630) tidal but exposed two hours after high tide. Tables - Lochmaddy Tide Times. Good path all way to summitcarole engel09/08/2018
Fantastic day walking across the tidal area and up two hills, look huge but only small really. Wonderful views. Highly recommend, from end of the road.nickywood115/06/2018
From Loch Euphort road end. Superb views from summit on breezy but fine day. Returned via Burebhal.SteveG18/05/2017
Supberb (if windy) weather. Also did Burabhal on the way back.Alastair S04/08/2016
With G. from end of Loch Euphort road & back. Paths to summit. Crossed tidal stepping stones 2 hrs after 3.64m high tide -easy.RT197028/05/2016
From end of Loch Euphort road. 3hrs 30 return. Remarkable hill which looks much bigger than 347m from a distance.Crib Goch16/05/2016
With: hb; Walked from Clachan Bhiurabhal along path by side of Loch Obasaraigh. Met David Broom descending. Stunning panorama from trigpoint showing just how much water there is on Nort Uist.Ian Baines15/05/2016
From road end parking. Good path to stepping stones then fainter to fence below the Hump. Easy round loch then path all way up to trig top. With Jenx, good views then snowstorm on top. 3 hr return trip inc Hump.nordicstar28/04/2016
A great hill from the north. Path all the way.jenx28/04/2016
From Obisary at end of Loch Euphort road. Ample parking. Over tidal stepping stones (check times) and follow boggy path round side of Loch Obasaraigh below west side of Burrabhal. Path continues up north east flank. At approx 100 ms path reaches a T junction at a large rock. Go left and you are rewarded with a path up grassy flanks almost to the summit. Surprisingly easy ascent. Stunning views all the way to St Kilda. Burrabhal on way back. 5 hours total.Campbell Singer04/04/2016
With Mora from road end at Loch Euphort.BLACKHILL09/05/2015
with Iain , did hump on the waytallblond14/07/2012
Great viewpoint from the top.bolton22/06/2012
With PMCJM22/06/2012
Quality hill with extra quality. Ascent from the north via Burabhal. Fun scramble beneath the summit. Big views of Waterworld aka the Uists.fasgadh12/04/2012
an absolutely fabulous hill despite its small stature. almost surrounded by water..stig_nest25/05/2010
alone SheilaS25/05/2007
Out and back from Claddach Chairinis. Chose low tide, as suggested in Marhofn, to differentiate natural from sea loch.Eddie15/04/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...see log on RHW29/06/2002
Parked before bus turning circle. Sorts of paths to gate onto moor. After 3/4 mile reached shore line and bee line to a second inlet, across a promontory and around a third inlet. Final 400m between 2 lochans to a gate and trudge on increasingly steep slopes to see SE/NW grassy up the hill and to top at 12.20. Whole scene full of water in all directions.arranc05/08/2001
Parked at the end of the road to Cailternish just to the south of Eaval.As in the Lees had to navigate round much water. This was done without too much difficulty and the top of this great little hill was reached. Excellent views back to Skye could be hadgaryhoney03/08/2001
A solo run traverse on the Western Isles Challenge day 1. Fascinating nvigation to get it right weaving around lochans and coast on approach from SW then descent N to curve round lochans running on beach at times. A brilliant wild feeling 9km leg taking an absorbing 1.5 hrs.Chris Pearson08/05/1996
Solo Uisdean2530/08/1987
rapier practice camp navex - saw a golden eagle!beorwulf02/10/1986
First ascent, one other ascent since during same period. A truly majestic hill, a monarch amongst mountains. Remote serene and inaccessible it is a real honour to have this hill under my belt. Even finding a way through the countless lochans, inlets and other stretches of water is a trial itself. I wish all hills were as good as this.thenomad16/09/1982
June 2006(?). From NF890631.summitsupblank
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Tom Mundell19/07/2019
Trekking toes19/07/2019
Johnny Corbett10/08/2018
Tony S20/04/2016