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Name:An Tobha [The Hoe]
Hill number:1634
Height:171m / 561ft
RHB Section:24D: Barra to Barra Head
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles] (UA)
Island:Pabbay
Maritime area:South of Barra
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (100-199m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,1,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:NL 59389 87250
Summit feature:rock 3m N of trig point
Drop:171m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 31
(1:25k) 452S
Observations:only just higher than rock 35m NW at NL 59375 87282
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
Dropped off to the south of the eastern beach, and mainly easy going on lovely white gneiss pavements. Up over the tump, and then to An Tobha. This is the best island of the 5 IMHO.Gill06/08/2018
Drop off at 607871 close to the white sandy beach. Directly west with 2 other marilyn baggers. 75 minute return including the East Top tump.bolton06/08/2018
Weather keeps on coming and going but still got some outstanding views from a speedy wander around this very fine island.Alex C06/08/2018
A good day out on the Boy James.Chris Peart06/08/2018
Third of 5 islands on trip organised by Norman Wares and skippered by Francis of the Boy David. Lovely day.Thearlaichdubh23/05/2018
Mingulay Boat Trips father(Francis) & daughter( Rebecca) gave excellent service - a skilled team. Thanks Norman for arranging the five island adventure. Nine hill baggers (6 of which were on the Sep 2017 St Kilda adventure) - all of us visited the five SIB-Mas, with some doing the odd Tu or two. Good company, good weather & a super adventure.ger23/05/2018
Third island of 5. Landed on SE coast on dry rock. Then bagged East top.NormanW23/05/2018
Bishops Isles trip on Boy James. Landed Bagh Ban and easy ground to summit following cairns and using surprisingly well-worn tracks.AndrewFinnimore15/08/2017
Hill number 4 of a five island expedition from Castlebay on Boy JamesButeobuteo06/07/2014
RHB trip on Boy James. 4th of 5 islands visited. Lovely sunny weather, light seas. Landed on rocks to SW of main sandy bay on E side island. Visited E Top and Cnoc Sumula before returning to boat.jonglew06/07/2014
Tricky trip, 4th island, weather if anything improving, running low on water. Landed on rocks to SSW of Island to West of main bay. Visited E Top and Cnoc Sumula before returning to boat.nordicstar06/07/2014
Five island expedition from Castlebay on Boy James. 2nd visit to Pabbay & managed to visit all 3 tops in the allocated landing slot.Smudge06/05/2014
Island #3 of 5, successfully avoided the Timp!tim74706/05/2014
RHB trip on 'Boy James'Uisdean2504/05/2014
Third new island Marilyn on a calm damp day.Dugswell204/05/2014
Interesting navigating against the grain of the land.Martin R04/05/2014
3softsquare04/05/2014
Ascended from SW. Descended to meet Donald with is birdies in the E bay. With RF.Eddie02/05/2011
1st of 3 on day trip from Castlebay with Barra fishing charters. Weather dry with broken cloud. Nice beaches.Topographer5727/05/2009
Revisit. Fine rocky summit, great view. A few rock climbers seen crossing the bealach, presumably here for a few days. Iain's RIB dropped us at 607871, simple rocky scramble, crossed middle summit en route to The Hoe. Plenty of Grey Seals watching to see if we'd fall into the sea on rocky descent to boat.RHW31/08/2007
Landed on the east side of the island. Went up over the minor top before reaching the trig.garyhoney30/07/2001
From Muldoanich. Slabby ridge crossed 2 grassy gullies to trig 1/2 mile further. 12.45. Black Prince sailed past going to St Kilda. to Sanday.arranc30/07/2001
12.35pm overcast windy but mild trig pillar S8885vegibagger30/07/2001
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine rocky summit, fine island, rw's 1300; dSmithies 1200, uStubbings 500, pBibby 500 !!. gMcleod boat from Castlebay, land on rocks S end of Bagh Ban, 609872 RHW30/07/2001
Tom Mundell23/05/2018
Trekking toes23/05/2018
LizH23/05/2018
PeterAH23/05/2018
carole engel15/08/2017
dandaran27/08/2016
danpquinn27/08/2016
jaggedlakes28/05/2015
RichardM18/05/2015
Denise 18/05/2015
assynt_bob06/07/2014
Tony Rogers06/07/2014
jenx06/07/2014
Tricky06/07/2014
Dee Rogers06/07/2014
daviemore23/05/2014
SteveG06/05/2014
AndyS06/05/2014
PGCE06/05/2014
Jim.Fothergill04/05/2014
nicolajane04/05/2014
Tony S04/05/2014
Lorna S04/05/2014
Alan Whatley18/06/2012
Colin Crawford03/07/2010
Alan01/07/2010