Name:Ben Hutig
Hill number:1146
Height:408m / 1339ft
SMC/RHB Section:16B: Durness to Loch Shin
Topographical area:HN02 Hope-loyal
Catchment:Eriboll, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NC 53875 65246
Summit feature:rib of rock 35m SSE of trig point
Col:214m  NC516610  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 10
(1:25k) 447N
Observations:highest natural rock in shelter around trig is 30cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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From Lubinvullin car park, at Traigh an t-Srathain. Good track to Loch na h-Uamhachd. Across pathless terrain up and back down to the loch. nb solo.Dangerous Dave16/05/2024
Space for 1 car on verge at start of track in West Strathan. Boggy after track runs out.govanah24/04/2024
Finally, finally after initially planning to watch a sunrise full annular eclipse of the sun from its sunny on 31/05/2003 but never got there, but went round to the base of it in 2010 with Jamie but didn't climb it. Now finally after waiting out a few early morning squalls it actually stayed dry for a Glorious ascent. Scary that there are plasma to dedicate this glorious hill by building a space port launch pad. Marilyn no. 997vegibagger27/09/2022
Early start from Lubinvullin Bridge to avoid heat on hottest day ever. Down by 11am but all other activities abandoned.lordtonult19/07/2022
As per the Hugh's book, which is as per Invicta14. 5.9 miles, around the circuit in 2hrs 45mins including photo stops. Excellent views of Ben Hope and Ben Loyal from the summitJulieB25/04/2022
Solo trip on a bleak day with cold NE wind and sheet of low cloud. Summit just about clear. Up by the track NW from Achininver (can park directly E of wee road bridge) and across N of lochs; down by S ridge to join track to West Strathan, which is much the better route.Invicta1423/04/2022
Out and back from Achiniver.Once track finished it got more challenging terrain. Small river crossing found adjacent to fence, after crossing the peat trenches. Views from the top amazing. Stone huts good for shelter from wind. Interesting history about WW2 Whitley plane crash near Loch na h-Uamhachd.Hirta17/09/2021
Up from West Strathan. Views keep improving with height. Lots of man-made thunder from Cape Wrath!David Bremner15/10/2020
Similar to others I took the regular route from West Strathan. As height is gained the views open up revealing the rugged and island dotted coast to the East and Cape Wrath to the West. The sheltered cairn offers a great lunch spot with far reaching views, Ben Loyal being particularly impressive.Peterb23/09/2020
A bit of tourism - manage a take out coffee and cake on the A836 East of Bettyhill and Crask - Mobile takeaway Cafe - Very nice and very friendly RECOMMENDED. Onward past Tongue and over the Kyle (impressive causway). Took minor road to West Strathan parking at the large turning circle at Dalvraid just beyond. Took track from West Strathan up to 180m contour. Then grassy track beyond from ridge summit visible. Glowering grey clouds and strong (40 to 50MPH) winds greet us at the summit. The dark grey silhouetted hills of Sutherland brooding to the South West. Overshoot the track on way down following Allt Na Braec Buidhe.briandavies21/09/2020
As others from West Strathan on an extremely windy day with frequent showers of rain and hail. Wind especially strong near summit and at one stage I did not think I could battle against the gusts to get there but did so. Summit photos from a crouched position.NormanW25/10/2019
Started at 563637 were a good track heads up to 548639.There is just room to park up. Wet after heavy rain but clear and bright on relatively easy going terrain. Interesting summit features. 2 hour solo up and down. Decided on this hill in case access is restricted after the planning application.bolton01/09/2019
Followed tracks from West Strathan, then direct NW up to summit after track end. With MvT.kdbennett19/06/2019
A sunny afternoon stroll.Dugswell216/05/2019
With trimarc2. Nice views. Always love a trig.Fionalevey12/05/2019
With Fiona. From Dainafree where there is limited parking. Track to Loch na h-Uamhachd. An indistinct track leads west from Here to southern corner of loch, and then across the moor. Followed this until South East of top and then took direct line.trimarc212/05/2019
My final non-Stac Marilyn. From road end at Dalvraid. Long chat with local crofter about the proposed new rocket launch site (he was opposed). He reckons the hill will be within the exclusion zone (permanently or just on launch days I'm not clear) so might be worth doing this one before it's planned to start operating in 2021. Views on both sides. See for example:,
2 of 3: From Achininver.ChrisR16/08/2018
second ascent - photo from family holiday showed Lesley at the top indicated I had been here beforelangskill22/07/2018
From West Strathan road end, due west up to track then on to track end and SE ridge.Topographer5701/06/2018
A great hill for an evening stroll. From the track starting at West Strathan, just below Dalvraid. Marginal parking, can just squeeze onto the verge and not block the track. Easy walking, then a soggy ATV track continues up the hill and through a gate, up short dry heather then the track continues directly below a bump, becoming a path heading towards another steeper short heathery stony slope. Easy walking to a cairned rocky top with great views, then down on easy ground to a boggy area, then up to the summit. Two parallel walls in a dip below the trig, a shelter on the far wall, and the trig enclosed by a wall, and a cairn above. Fine views all the way, and an excellent walk.Gill07/05/2018
From bridge at Achininver. Up track to Lochan then slopes of grass and short heather to summit with fantastic views. Summit with plenty stone walls, fully enclosing trig with nice staircase, someone been busy. 2/3N.Morters06/05/2018
Parked Achininver, just over bridge (either side has a space). Up track to it's end, just beyond loch. Behind loch and up fence, then to summit. Slightly longer, but track compensates for that, easily. Sunny, cold breeze but excellent views.iangalbraith26/03/2018
Weather fair with moderate wind.MountainMac30/04/2017
This would be a nice hill on a good day I'm sure. Got a bit of a soaking and no views.jenx16/06/2016
With Jen from the road end. Track then moor past the lochans. Windy and dreek. Went to both summit areas, the first inadvertently, then current top.nordicstar16/06/2016
Park at Dalvraig road end. Up track to 584 639 then Argocat track and short heather to summit. Back via Loch na H-Uamhachd.PeteN03/04/2015
Track from West Strachan then easy enough to summit.AndrewFinnimore21/09/2014
What a surprisingly interesting summit with shiny rocks, strange enclosures and magnificent views of the islands to the n north (which we were due to visit the next day)Martin R24/05/2014
A short walk, just over 5 miles round trip, from Dalnafree in Strath Melness took us to the summit of this Marilyn. Good farm track to Loch na h-Uamhachd, then we veered off over rough heather but generally easy walking. Views all round were great.jonglew22/05/2012
Parked at a cattle grid on road to West Strathan. On access road over humpy moor, bore left around a large lochan and another beyond the next heave of moor. A mile to long ridge. Cairn visible to the left for most of the way was not the top. Turned right to column 5495 with OS tag surrounded by well built wall 10' x 8' x 3' thick. 13.25. With a roof on you could live here! Large neat stone wall between two crags further away.arranc27/07/2008
Revisit. Fine complex isolated hill in fine setting, nice views late evening. Straightforward moorland ascent from West Strathan, picking up the wide track on the way down.RHW18/04/2008
Out and back from Achininver.Eddie03/12/2005
Date is first visit. Notes from later...interesting approach, fine complex isolated hill in fine setting. Lubinvullin bridge 568646, direct to summit RHW17/10/2001
From DalnafreeBLACKHILL16/06/2001
walk livi29/06/2021
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Sick Kid18/08/2020
hill walker06/10/2019
Janet M17/08/2019
Simon Winton16/06/2019