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Name:Barbay Hill
Hill number:5024
Height:127m / 417ft
Parent (Ma):none
RHB Section:27A: Ayr to the River Clyde
County/UA:North Ayrshire (UA)
Island:Great Cumbrae
Maritime area:Firth of Clyde to Mull of Kintyre
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), SIB, Yeaman
Grid ref:NS 16786 57003
Summit feature:sandstone outcrop
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 63
(1:25k) 341S
Observations:outcrop is 12m SW of trig point
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 85 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Revisit on foot from ferry via Farland Hill. Back down over Horse Hill.agentmancuso21/03/2019
A very lazy drive up and the next ferry back.NormanW13/09/2018
Sunshine, drove to top, great views and mild, nearly warm. No cafe on a Monday.iangalbraith12/03/2018
Easiest island top I can recall. About 20 yards from the viewpoint CP.Crib Goch11/03/2018
With family. Muddy footpaths from the Watersports Centre and then quiet road to summit. Descent to a rather quiet and forlorn-looking Millport (excellent café at the Garrison House)and walk around the bay before bus back to ferry. Stunning views to snow capped Arran hills.benalder28417/02/2018
Quick trip over on the ferry then a road stroll to the summit. With Chris PeartColin Crawford16/11/2017
An easy walk up the road from the ferry terminal with Colin CrawfordChris Peart16/11/2017
On bikegrimjimm12/07/2017
3rd hill of the day after Wee Cumbrae and then Farland hill down to Forest edge then over road across to Lochs and after skirting that up through heather to outcrop near Trig. Nice to Have a rocky stone as the summit. Walked down road to Millport and had a soup and cappuccino at the Garrison's house cafe. It was nice to See artefacts from Wee Cumbrae's lighthouse. Caught bus to ferry slip and Walked onto ferry to Largs.Dazingdale21/09/2016
Drove up after ferry crossing from Largs. Parked and climbed up to the trigpoint with Helen for the superb views all around on a sunny but blustery day.JohRvs08/08/2016
From adjacent car park.jimbloomer05/06/2016
Visited after Little Cumbrae trip.jonglew05/06/2016
En route to Marhof 16, detour via Gt Cumbrae and camp over.nordicstar03/06/2016
A good Sib.jenx03/06/2016
With Jack after Farland Hillchrisbien27/05/2016
With dziadzio after Farland Hill.jackbien27/05/2016
From the ferry slip to Millport via the top.summitsup02/06/2015
with renee and jamie from fintray bay after ditching the bikes.robertphillips23/05/2015
walked with bert and renee. millport.. ditched the bikesJamiePhillips2723/05/2015
Plenty of people about for this island top - my 50th Haswell.arranc03/07/2013
Excellent walk -1,000th HuMP - lovely day with brother ArchieThearlaichdubh20/04/2013
Bright sunny day, island busy with charity walkersneimcv26/05/2012
Quick stroll between ferries.Martin R06/04/2012
Cycled around CumbraeMountain Goat21/08/2011
When biking around the island with CM.bolton02/07/2011
Parked very close to the top. Lovely views all round but there was a cold wind.chrisbien27/02/2011
Cycled around the island and then up here for Trig and caches.Walker Dan19/06/2010
This was my second time up here. Had also cycled up it about 12 years previously as well.assynt_bob15/11/2009
Added it into my walk around the coastline by going up and back down the west side of the hill, just north of the golf course.campagvelocet31/03/2009
Had a few hours in the late afternoon to make it up to the highest point of the island and then walk around the west side, getting back to the return ferry to Largs just as the stars were coming out for the night.Alex C17/03/2009
Hazy views to Bute and Cowal but Goatfell not visible through the haar. By train, ferry and bike from Edinburgh an excellent day out.andy10/02/2008
Day trip to Millport with Fiona, Alexander & Tommy.agentmancuso17/10/2007
Short walk from the car!ZanderH17/10/2007
This is a drive & top is 20 yards from cp, to great 360 degree views of the Clyde.clyde20/06/2007
Had a day off work while working at Largs, so had a afternoon exploring the islandAlan Moore25/10/2005
with Linda. approx year.linda15/04/2003
With Mum and Dad. Set off from Millport. Probably did this a number of times when we use to holiday here in the early 70s.mikejacobs05/06/1999
Island cycle tour with Vet School on sunny day.Dugswell215/05/1981
Date estimated.Archie01/08/1972
Tom Mundell23/03/2019
Trekking toes23/03/2019
carole engel28/08/2017