Name:Healabhal Bheag
Hill number:1223
Height:489m / 1604ft
SMC/RHB Section:17A: North Skye and Raasay
County/UA:Highland
Island:Skye
Topographical area:SK05 Healabhal-lee
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NG 22443 42077
Summit feature:grassy mound
Drop:462m
Col:27m  NG266459  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 23
(1:25k) 407
Observations:trig point 140m NNE at NG 22499 42204 is about 2m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 171 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Rough and boggy circuit from parking at Orbostgovanah17/09/2023
From Orbost parking, then down track to bay, W along shore, up a track (signposted obscurely behind shrubs) just before the stream before the first forestry, up to deer fence, W along inside of deer fence to a dilapidated gate, through that, then followed the fence W until it turned down towards river, continued towards Bealach Bharcasaig, turning NW and up S ridge to summit, then trig, descended by trodden path down E ridge, turning NE to An Cruachan and towards Ceall Bhuidhe, then turned SE down to outward route (a much better return that outward), and back to start (4h15m)kdbennett01/06/2023
With Dave Roeder. Parked at Orbost and followed the road and start of Dunvegan path, then the fence line WSW from NG 256445 till it bends southward. Then W over the low col and the Osdale river to the E ridge of the North Table. Fortunately reasonably dry going. Long pull up to the summit (in cloud, 13:10). Followed the ridge line round over Beinn na h-Uamha to the South Table, also in cloud (15:05). Continued S then SE to Beinn Bhac-ghlais (not in cloud, 16:30). Descended the ridge ENE and finally S to a wet track which led past NG 246407 to the Idrigill track and thence back to the car park (18:25). Long day, few summit views but no rain.dbb13/05/2023
Mcleod's table with Dave. Alan waiting.Tintenty01/05/2022
Macleod's tables from corner of road. Clockwise loop, Healabhal Bheag, Beinn na h-Uamha, Healabhal Mhor. Really boggy, very few sections of path. A real slog. 14.5 km in 4.5 hrsNicky C19/10/2021
Stunning viewsnicolajane10/08/2021
From the road at 256 444. Pick your route across the moor to the fabulous summit. On to Healabhal Moor, and then I used various animal tracks back to the road.Peterb27/04/2021
Rough walk to baseAdventurers518/09/2020
From Beinn Bhac-ghlais, it was a simple walk down to the bealach and then up the steep south ridge. Then on to Healabhal Mhor. 4 of 7Simon Winton13/03/2020
From 256444 over Mhor, then Bheag and finally Bhac-Ghlais. 16.3kNormanW07/06/2019
Twicemshansen25/05/2019
From Orbost, continued south, return via path from MacLeod's Maidens.clashcityrocker17/07/2018
3 of 4: From Beinn na h-Uamha. With David.ChrisR12/05/2018
From Healabhal Mhor and south to Beinn Bhac-ghlaisN.Morters28/05/2017
just a plain grassy plateau with the summit at the SW corner and trig 150 m away which has palindromic number S6006 and is in a state of artistically interesting decayvegibagger27/05/2017
self at TMS Skye meetdavidsbatty14/05/2017
Clockwise and cloudless round of 3 marilyns and a tump from Orbost.Topographer5708/05/2017
with John & LunaBigNick12/02/2017
Three large birds of prey seen soaring above the summit behind me as I was descending. Probably golden eagles.Owen B13/05/2016
Circular walk over the 3 from bend in road and setting off across moors via old track. Frozen ground on the whole and a beautiful sunny day.jenx12/02/2016
Anti-clockwise round of the three Macleods Marilyns from road 1km up from Orbost w Jenx. Good frozen ground all way to the Mhor. Fun continuation to the Beag then steep descent and rise to Beinn Bhac Ghlais. Down ridge and felled woods to track and 2miles to car.nordicstar12/02/2016
round of healabhal mhor,healabhal bheag and beinn bhac ghlais anticlockwise from 1 km north of orbost.robertphillips26/04/2015
3 Marilyns clockwise from Orbost. Perfect weather.AndrewFinnimore09/07/2014
ELMA SUILVENdonmeister30/04/2014
Completed alongwith Healabhal Mor. Boggy ground for most of ascent from near Orbost. Summit just in cloud so no views.quadbarrel11/04/2014
With Mora, from OrbostBLACKHILL17/06/2012
. roadside 258448, anticlockwise circuit RHW08/06/2012
Day walk from Ollisdale bothy also taking in Healabhal Mhor. Ridiculously hot.Alex C27/05/2012
Stunning. Fantastic views. Had a good sleep up here licked awake by pooch. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes14/05/2009
11.7km walked. With Hollyskyemumbler10/03/2009
R Richard Tait28/05/2008
Large road end car park at Orbost. Around back of Orbost House, past a bungalow to field, through sheep to a gate onto open moor. Uphill gently on animal tracks over tussock. Skylarks. To foot of steep grass slope with rock tower. Good path materialised as rocks got serious and one final step up to flattish top and walk over to column 6006 in a small wind break and to spot height 150m to W. 10.40. to Bhac-Ghlais.arranc14/05/2008
with John and Ken. 5 hrs mostly in rain and cloud. Nice summit. Trig pt and cairn. from Orbost via Bealach Bharcasaig, exit down E ridge.niallp04/05/2008
With MarionOik31/05/2003
The obligatory down and up. On the second steep climb took a rest, while doing so one of a pair of Golden Eagles came to check us out. Again great views. Not enough time to do the third so headed down by the side of the forest to Loch Bharcasaig.garyhoney07/04/2002
Macleod's Tables N to S en route to Olisdale bothy.Eddie02/09/2000
1st ascent date TBCRHW01/01/1999
JWFrank26/10/1993
Set off from Orbost at 1:30pm. It was a slog but worth it. Good views of the Red and Black Cuillins, a lot of coastline, Dunvegan and the Trotternish Escarpment.Victor24/03/1991
petey01/01/1990
Cycled from Uig hostel to ascend.JohnW21/04/1987
Counter clockwise trip of both Tables - from NG256444.summitsupblank
ketzster12/03/2024
PeteN19/12/2021
B.corscadden06/08/2021
TONY DEALL18/05/2021
Pete R08/05/2021
JulieB18/06/2019
BaggerGutt18/06/2019
phil10118/06/2019