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Name:Meall a' Mhaoil
Hill number:1277
Height:284m / 932ft
RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 55388 30765
Summit feature:trig point in windshelter
Col:129m  NG533285  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 24 32
(1:25k) 410 411
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 162 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Road still closed from near southern end. Access via northern end (Golf Club) NG535318. Road - first part repaired, most of it resurfaced to parking at wide entrance at NG 5600 3032carole engel23/05/2023
With Dave Roeder. Parked just beyond the quarry (9:20), walked along about 200m then struck directly up the hill. Deep tussocky vegetation made things difficult on the lower slopes but things improved higher up, though still trackless. On the descent followed exposed rock and a faint path along the N ridge. Steep descent through very thick heather at the end, but this is probably the best route from the north. Finished 11:25.dbb15/05/2023
From the north. Parked east of the cattle grid just beyond the quarry. Lower slopes were soft and tussocky but soon gave way to firmer ground. Good views across to Raasay and Red Cuillin. Returned by same route.Jossker21/04/2023
Straight up from the fish farm at Luib na Moil. Easy going over fire damaged ground.SpudGunn22/02/2023
From layby on N side 557 320. Up over Meal Buidhe, down E of Allt Darach. Going soft at first, firm to good higher upPeteN02/12/2022
From fish farm at Luib na Moil, initially on track then directly up SE flank to summit. Moll road is blocked at present (09/09/2020) on the section along Loch Ainort, but fish farm can be accessed from Sconser.Winterfloodian09/09/2020
From Druim na Cleochd - better than expected underfoot. On to Meall Buidhe.Wycombe Wanderer27/03/2019
From the fish farm on the Moll C-class loop road, which has 'Road Ahead Closed' signs at both ends. The approach from the N end goes, but the last mile is very badly potholed. Easily ESE up the forest track until it dipped and deteriorated, then N up the back-hoed planting lines in awful deep heather and grass to a vague ridge line. Stuck to the highest ground for the shortest grass - any small height losses between knolls was more than offset by the energy saved from not high-stepping so much in the deep vegetation. Two light-tailed eagles circling the summit and giving me a good dose of looking at - perhaps not surprising when there is an 'eat-all-you-can' take-away serving fresh fish all day in their neighbourhood.Isbjorn24/01/2019
Straight up from the fish farm buildings. 40 mins Up, 20 down. The road round the coast from the golf club and quarry is in s terrible state with many potholes.NormanW03/08/2018
1 of 5: From Luib na Moil fish Farm.ChrisR21/06/2018
Short up/down from Lùib na Moil, first by track then steeply uphill light heather and grass. Superb views, very hot day.N.Morters28/05/2018
From Minor Road along coast (signed Mol) followed Allt Darach up edge of a forestry plantation to summit and trig (showery as we ascend). No paths here just keep heading up. Descended (in the sun) to bay Luib Na Mol & Mol river then followed road back to Carbriandavies24/04/2018
Second visit, from the tump to NWvegibagger02/11/2017
Parked at the Fish farm on the east side. Solo walk up the gravel road to around 75 metres then headed uphill directly to the summit. Just over the hour.bolton04/10/2017
With Rob Wight. Parked by locked gate. Walked to end of fishfarm track then heathery thrash to trig point summit. 90 minsalexmaclennan24/05/2017
From the fish farm, along Coire Mor then due N over rough ground to top. Trig pillar in semi-circular shelter cairn. Super views. On to Meall Buidhe with Steve Smith for a clean sweep of the tumps on this promontory.jonglew03/05/2017
with LunaBigNick18/12/2016
M J O. Squally day with sunny spells. Climbed from just to the east of the quarry. This had the advantage of having superb views to Rasaay and the North of Skye. First 100m or so are very spongy and hard going. Thereafter a great routeMartin6601/11/2016
An easy hill for a grim day, Climbed via the fish farm track.Chris Peart17/10/2016
quick up and down from track at the fish farm 45 minutes.robertphillips09/10/2016
As Gill, wise advice. Hot, sunny, calm and good views.iangalbraith10/05/2016
Quickly up from the fish farm in gathering gloom and rain. Sure it must be a good viewpoint on the right day.jenx09/02/2016
With Jenx from fish farm to SE. Good forest track up to 70m then easily up steep slopes direct to top in 30 mins. No trees to battle with. Murky twilight weather, what views there were seemed good. Back to car inside the hour.nordicstar09/02/2016
A nice short stroll with amazing views, good when en route back to England and also good when all else fails because of a howling gale. Hints and tips: there is an extensive failed forest all over the flanks of the hill, which makes for horrible going (as we discovered on the way up). There is a small gap in the forestry trenches up the side of a steep-ish streamway just before the end of the forest road. This gives much easier going than elsewhere. The walking above is an easy and very pleasant stroll.Gill04/01/2016
Quick up 45min .road to it is terrible. Big pot holestallblond25/09/2015
from summit of road to SE. Not a good idea as very boggy and roughThearlaichdubh17/08/2015
Park tidily opposite the entrance to the fish farm at NG 5599 3033. Walk west up the track until you pass over the second main stream coming down and turn right (north) to head straight up for the highest point you can see. When it levels out there is a short walk to the true summit. Steep and not very pleasant but quick!geralddavison27/03/2015
Walked up the forest track after a neglected bit of what used to be the main road on the north side of Loch Ainort to Moil. At the top we sat contently soaking up the excellent views, which was surprising, as this one looks totally mindless when examining the map.mindlessflogger17/02/2015
With Colin on the way back from the Western Isles. A short distance up a track from Luib na Moil, turned right up to SW ridge. Light drizzle but cloud base above the summit.Topographer5721/09/2014
Parked near fish farm. Up forest track then steep slopes to the summit.AndrewFinnimore15/04/2014
Start: road-track junction to south east. Notes: climbed with Franni Baggins and Donald. A good viewpoint; particularly Raasay and Scalpay but also Red Cuillin and The Storr.raffemeister08/05/2013
With Mora, from the minor road but parking difficult.BLACKHILL18/06/2012
One of the best panoramas from under 1000ft anywhere.peebs19/05/2011
Solo HFB16/08/2009
Trig revisit. Compact rough-grass summit, lovely view down Loch na Cairidh; early clouds lifting from Red Cuillin. Simple slightly boggy ascent from SE, keeping R of deepish gully.RHW01/10/2007
Up side glen to strike uphill over steep heather and dry sludge to ridge. Turned right past 3 visible horizons to top at 15.15.arranc03/06/2006
with Jamie and glorious panorama of red Cuillinvegibagger03/06/2006
Solo ascent.Man of Kernow119/05/2003
FRASER AND JOYCE BRUNTONSdonmeister01/04/2003
Up and down from road loop. Grand evening views of Raasay.Eddie06/09/1999
Date is first visit. Notes from later...gorgeous view, simple ascent. luib na maoil 560303 RHW01/06/1999
With Claire.MickyRoss31/03/1997
June 2006(?). From NG560304summitsupblank
Lionel Bidwell21/05/2023
Dee Rogers21/05/2023
Susan Bidwell21/05/2023