Name:Beinn Bhragair
Hill number:1577
Height:261.9m / 859ft
SMC/RHB Section:24A: Lewis and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles]
Island:Lewis and Harris
Topographical area:LH05 Mholach-muirneag
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NB 26684 43253
Summit feature:cairn 50 m SSE of trig point
Drop:150.9m
Col:111m  NB 3189 3668  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 8
(1:25k) 459W 460W
Observations:rock 1m from trig point (NB 26662 43302) nearly as high
Survey:Abney level/Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
Comments:col measured at 111.0m; col at NB 3184 3678 is 2cm lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 126 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Without a map took wrong minor road towards the hill and continued to second gate to abandon car. Walked on peat road south then eastwards to view old waterworks and pick route upwards. Mist and rain added atmosphere to the evening's ascent and descent but no views.lordtonult04/07/2024
2 of 2: After Forsnabhal we drove to the end of the public road at New Shawbost and parked by a boulder just inside the first gate. To the old waterworks bldg and then a faint path leads up the grassy gully. Very windy and light rain came in at the top. With Karen.ChrisR23/05/2024
From the waterworks - one of the best wee hills.Chris Peart31/05/2023
Drove to the New Shawbost road end where an ATV was coming through the gate. Asked the driver where was the best place to park and explained that I wanted to climb the hill. He told me I could drive all the way up the track, it's all tarmac, just make sure I close the gates behind me. So I did, and parked outside the compound below the steep north west side of the hill. There is an obvious way steeply up between the outcrops at the bottom of the hill which proved to be simple, then less steep from there and found a way without any scrambling.Owen B27/05/2023
Beinn Rathacleit, Beinn Bhragair and then Beinn Choinnich using the asphalt track from New Shawbost for swift and easy access to the western side of the range. The return route was not quite so straightforward, but the dry conditions meant it that the heather & peat was not too bad to traverse and the tracks NNW of Gleann an t-Srath relatively quickly attained.summitter09/09/2022
Parked at turning area at the end of the road, New Sharbost. Walked to the cold waterworks building then up a gully onto hillside. High point behind trig no-longer has a cairn. Back same way on a wet Sunday morning. Solo.Dangerous Dave04/09/2022
Visited the trig/summit with Alma Aurea. Parked at the waterworks, gates were all open today. Great views and weather.meltdiceburg28/07/2022
With trimarc2. The very nice man at the end of the road let us park in his front yard. Past the water work extremely wet under foot and we opted for quite a scramble of a route up. Misty on the summit but mild so enjoyed a coffee on the trig. On to Beinn Rathacleit.Fionalevey24/01/2022
As described by Fiona. Very enjoyable chat with man in last bungalow on right before the hill tracktrimarc224/01/2022
Fine hill - approach from near water works.ger15/09/2021
A morning walk with my better half who wanted to 'relive' a school walk. Parked at the first gate on the road and walked to the water works. Picked a path up through the grass gully - quite boggy. Lovely views from the top before heading down for brunch and the flight south.Buck30/08/2021
Solo. Parked a mile from the water board compound due to water on road and went across moor. Ascended towards the central gully but headed up slopes to its left. Nice views of Lewis and our to Flannans.assynt_bob24/09/2020
Repeatchalky195304/10/2019
Morning walk from end of the public road to Shawbost. Up the track (could easily be driven) to the old water works. Short zigzag through the crags.N.Morters29/05/2019
Drove up to old water works, 2 gates no locks. Up and down summit in 45 mins.NormanW01/06/2018
Beinn Bhragair and Beinn Rathacleit from end of public road to N. Warm bright morning, before ferry to Ullapool.RobertP24/05/2018
Drove down to water treatment plant (NB 2613 4368) on reasonably good vehicle access track. 1st of a round of 5 hills, with nephew Andrew Purkiss.jonglew23/09/2017
A very good hill considering its modest altitude. Walked to the waterworks, then got up close to the crags on grassy trods. Found a howff below one of the bigger crags, marking the start of excellent grassy sheep trods through the crags. Over a flat bit, then a wide heathery gully to the top. Easy going, fairly dry, and superb views. Especially smug to be dry and looking south to see Harris and Uig being drowned.Gill22/09/2017
From the waterworks at 261437. There are 2 gates from Siabost down the metalled road. Took one hour return with CM.bolton22/07/2017
From water treatment plant. 1/8 sun, good vis, slight haze, nice cooling breeze. With PM.CJM22/07/2017
Along tarmacked access road & parked by old waterworks at 261436. Apart from a short stretch before the road gate, tarmac is still in good condition - SSE to top of wide grass gully & then a short walk to summit cairn. (S)gerrybowes21/06/2017
Walked from Shawbost. Easy approach along tarmac road to water works then steeply up a boggy gully to the summit plateau and trig point. Weather fine - extensive views.ajd5807/06/2017
Farmer said I could drive to water works so I did! A nice easy Marilyn for a change.AndrewFinnimore03/05/2017
Delightful hill from track to factory from W, then diagonal through the impressive cliffs.Thearlaichdubh12/06/2016
Before ferry home, from road end and track - walked could have driven to the water works but exercise is always good! With Jenx.nordicstar22/09/2015
Wet, windy and misty today.Dugswell222/09/2014
Siabost circular.Smudge11/06/2014
Overcast, dry, mild, cool wind, good views.iangalbraith17/10/2013
Considering the location amongst extensive peat bog an interesting little hill with wide sweeping views of peat bog and fine coast/sea aspect further away.Martin R30/09/2013
with Alex and Alison, left car at 267456, walk up private road to 261436, ascended west face.Topographer5715/09/2013
Wet and very blustery today.Alex C15/09/2013
From the North and round the back, seeing various airidhs and ruins. Steeper than we thought coming down off the front towards the water treatment works.dandaran03/03/2013
With Mora from Siabost.BLACKHILL02/06/2012
Park at end of road south from Shawbost. On tarred road for 1 1/2 m through two gates to crags. Up a grass gully, with trig in sight, moved to the right to a cairn with 3 rocks, probably equal height to the column 80 yards away. 14.50. 4 townships on coast in view.arranc22/06/2010
Started walk from the restaurant I used to own in shawbost. great views from the summitWayne Mac18/10/2009
Revisit. Fine rock and grass summit, wild desolate view. Tarmac road in from N serves Scottish Water compound. Keep a bit R of beeline initially to find a way thru crags. Windy squally day.RHW07/09/2009
Solo HFB06/08/2009
From Lower Shawbost. Man at the end of the lane has been 'hiding from Al Capone' for the last six decades. Bike was still there when I returned.Eddie17/07/2008
ELMA VICTORIA CAMERON FRASERdonmeister19/07/2005
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine rocky isolated hill, albeit rain 27/9/00. New Shawbost roadhead (probably driveable to 261436 @ uninhabited bldg), climb grassy gully (2) drove to Scottish Water site RHW27/09/2000
My mother took my 10 year old self and 4 year old sister up this hill. Accessed via the New Shawbost (Pairc) road, which turns in to a tarmac single track road to the waterworks (nowadays has a lot of potholes, also no passing places, but still easy enough to drive out). She took us the direttissimo route up the central gully on the front, instead of the easier routes round the back - this can be steep in sections. Have been up it a couple of times since 1994, have found the area behind the waterworks to be very boggy, so might be easier going via the Shawbost peat road and up along Beinn Choinnich. When descending avoid southern side of hill, there are steep cliffs and a few dead ends.Coinneachacoiseachd01/07/1995
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