Name:Heiseabhal Mor [Theiseabhal Mor] [Heishival Mor]
Hill number:1633
Height:190m / 623ft
Section:24D: Barra to Barra Head
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1554409/05/2016NL 62674 96344  F: On Trig PointIan Baines
-636212/06/2010NL 62676 96347  F: trig point
O: 0.3m higher than rocky area 45m N at NL 62676 96392; 0.6m higher than knoll 25m NW at NL 62654 96367
S: Abney level
David Purchase
-636321/08/2010NL 62673 96350  F: trig point
O: 0.3m higher than rocky area 45m N at NL 62676 96392; 0.6m higher than knoll 25m NW at NL 62654 96367
S: Abney level
-636420/04/2007NL 62671 96348  F: trig point
O: 0.3m higher than rocky area 45m N at NL 62676 96392; 0.6m higher than knoll 25m NW at NL 62654 96367
S: Abney level
-636520/04/2007NL 62672 96347  F: trig point
O: 0.3m higher than rocky area 45m N at NL 62676 96392; 0.6m higher than knoll 25m NW at NL 62654 96367
S: Abney level
-636620/04/2007NL 62671 96347  F: trig point
O: 0.3m higher than rocky area 45m N at NL 62676 96392; 0.6m higher than knoll 25m NW at NL 62654 96367
S: Abney level
-636730/06/2009NL 62673 96347  F: trig point
O: 0.3m higher than rocky area 45m N at NL 62676 96392; 0.6m higher than knoll 25m NW at NL 62654 96367
S: Abney level
-636809/05/2013NL 62676 96348  F: trig point
O: 0.3m higher than rocky area 45m N at NL 62676 96392; 0.6m higher than knoll 25m NW at NL 62654 96367
S: Abney level
-636920/04/2007NL 62654 96367  F: heathery knoll
O: 0.6m lower than trig point 25m SE at NL 62671 96348
S: Abney level
-637020/04/2007NL 62676 96392  F: rocky area
O: 0.3m lower than trig point 45m S at NL 62671 96348
S: Abney level
439008/07/2014NL 62667 96360  F: Rocky top with trig pillarjonglew

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Barra/Vatersay west coast Marilyns and Humps. 5 of 5thekirkie pirate20/06/2023
Direct ascent from the bridge on the road up an obvious grassy gully, which turned out rather steep and heavily vegetated. Took a slightly easier descent route further to the West back to the start point.prwild18/06/2023
Bike from Castlebay, walking from layby at NL630967, heading roughly up a gully, reaching ridge E of summit, then along to the top, descending N at first, turning E on reaching an old field dyke, back to start (1h15m)kdbennett18/06/2023
Round of Barra Marilyns by hired bike on a nice sunny day. From S.davechaffey18/06/2023
From the bend on the road to the NE.robertphillips17/06/2023
From NNE late evening walk after ferry crossing from OBan. Steep and tusocky terrain eases with height to shorter heather and rocky slabs. Great views.cjo17/06/2023
Up the east ridge from small quarry/pull in. Nice east ridge on hot day onto island Bioruaslum in time for low tide crossing. Eagles as we descended to the gap. Dave and Gill.N.Morters16/06/2023
Parking space south of the road junction to Uidh. Nice ridge walk up over the cairned summit of Heiseabhal Beag (172m). With Nigel & Jill.Dangerous Dave16/06/2023
From Beinn Orasaigh where a CP besides the cattle grid provides a good starting point. A bit of vegetation to start with then eases out to rock and grasses higher up.summitter10/06/2023
First section of the Hebridean Way when starting from Vatersay Community Hall. Grand views of the surrounding islands and beaches, if wet underfoot.neimcv10/05/2022
Easy walk from community centre (closed) cp. Bit drizzly, no hill views but gaps in cloud downwards.iangalbraith05/09/2021
Climbed with 3 others from our boat touring the islandsSpudGunn09/08/2021
Up from the community centre/cafe at NL633954, then along to the summit. Down SE towards the beach.Pete R05/06/2019
Repeat after failed attempt to cross to BioruaslumAndyS03/06/2019
Early morning cycle / climb from Nasg. Fantastic views.Rob Rees12/05/2019
Debs and Tali. Circuit of the 4 southern tops from the Vatersay village Hall.Mountain Goat21/09/2018
Barra and Vatersay Tumps now completed. So, wandered over to the community centre for a mug of hot chocolate and to make certain that the Vatersay Boys would be performing there the following night. Before unhurriedly making my return to Dunard Hostel over this top.Twice Shy09/08/2018
A bus walk from Vatersay back to Castlebay over Beinn Chuidhir, then via Bagh a'Deas and Bagh a'Bhatersaigh beaches and the cafe. Direct from the cafe up Heiseabhal Beag on short grass and gneiss pavements, then over to Heiseabhal Mor. Down the west ridge to a flat section, and a zig-zag descent N to the bealach avoiding little crags. W to the road and the coast path to reach the causeway, and Beinn Tangabhal.Gill07/08/2018
First hill on Barra - Vatersay and probably my favourite. Wonderful views down to the beach. Climbed from the narrow section by the beaches, just near the community hall which has toilets available and wash facilities and showers which is handy if you are camping. Strikes me very friendly community.nickywood107/06/2018
Approach from NE - rough heather/grass & some slimy rock - ascent from S looks more pleasant.ger22/05/2018
From parking at bridge to NE. SunnyThearlaichdubh22/05/2018
From layby over causeway.NormanW22/05/2018
From about NL631967, we set off roughly parallel with the road but rising slowly. The fences marked on the map appear to be what we call Cornish hedges and are not very obvious. Having found the broad re-entrant we set off up its W side, rising as much above it as felt comfortable. This gave us a long and lumpy walk across the tops to the actual summitm0jla26/04/2018
after Ben Tangaval across the causeway and straight up steep slope then down other side to cafe which disappointingly was closedtrimarc212/10/2017
With G. From Vatersay community hall (NL 633 954) > Theiseabhal Beag > Theiseabhal Mor > community hallRT197023/05/2016
From the road to the north. Steep slopes of grass, heather and nearer the top large rocks. Filthy day - no views.Crib Goch19/05/2016
With: hb; Climbed from dunes car park by Bagh Siar. Stunning beach and sea colours in still air and very warm sun.Ian Baines09/05/2016
With: ib; Helen Baines09/05/2016
Ample parking at NL 630 567. Then straight up the steep grassy slopes and across the flat ridge to the top. Glorious sunshine, splendid views.martin_hall16/10/2015
With Mora, from parking area on minor road to southBLACKHILL12/05/2015
Scrambled up from the main road via a wee stream on the North to a flat walk in to the summit. Watched spray flying for 100 metres to the Southern End of Vatersay with the Bishop Isles beyond.dandaran01/03/2015
After walking through from Tangasdal, climber Tangasval. Up the long west ridge. Potential Tump at West top. Fine location on summit, views amazing on warm, calm sunny day. Once a year happenance? (no flies today Jon)nordicstar09/07/2014
Hot sunny day with flies galore. Approached from bend in road to NE. No paths found so just slogged up steep heather clad rocks. Flies really were a problem, only time they have been on all 3 days here - midge net would've been better off on me than in the hostel! From summit followed ridge E to 2 little tumps.jonglew08/07/2014
Ascent from just after the fence by the bend in the road. Returned same wayButeobuteo05/07/2014
We met Nichola Howarth at the trig with Iain Brown and Martin Richardson, mild with rain after the summit.Dugswell206/05/2014
Repeat visit - on my way to the hall of mirrors, thenMartin R06/05/2014
From bend in road to NE, very wet, very windy.tim74705/05/2014
From the beach, we made our own way up following sheep tracks. Yet another great view.ChinnockC05/08/2013
JEB, RIB HFB05/07/2012
A short walk to the summit.bolton20/06/2012
With PMCJM20/06/2012
Approached from the west having first gone to see the tidal island.Alex C05/06/2012
Left Kate in car by bend in road to NNE and climbed steeply up (no path) to summit. Returned by same route. Weather fine.dbb22/06/2011
Superb day ticking 4 Marilyns.lordtonult16/04/2011
a lovely loop of vatersay from the dead house at the end of the road near caolas, no real issues, a few fences to clamber over..stig_nest19/05/2010
MC JC Beautiful viewpointMartin6602/05/2010
Straight up from road.mart079717/08/2009
From NL 632 951summitsup03/06/2009
3rd of 4 Barra Marilyns. Direct ascent of north face. Strong wind but bright. Much variety of wild flowers on summit.Topographer5726/05/2009
Revisit. Decent summit, fine views of this shapely island, plus the others to E and S which we're visiting later today. Simple climb from NNE.RHW31/08/2007