Name:Beinn Sgritheann [Ben Scrien]
Hill number:1623
Height:186m / 610ft
SMC/RHB Section:24C: North Uist, South Uist and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles]
Island:Eriskay
Topographical area:IU01 Southuist-eriskay
Watershed:Long Island
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (100-199m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,1,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:NF 79524 11214
Summit feature:rocky rib 5m NW of trig point
Drop:186m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 31
(1:25k) 452N 453S
Survey:Abney level
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From near high point of road (NF788109, by stonewalled seat and view marker), along trodden paths to a gate, then up to summit by a less distinct continuation, on easy short grass slopes, return same way (55m)kdbennett20/06/2023
Nice 3 Marilyn walk in the sun after arriving on ferry from Barra before getting bus up to accom near Lochboisdale. Good scrambling up short walls on direct route.davechaffey20/06/2023
Off the ferry from Barra at 7.45am and all four Eriskay tops bagged by 9.30am. Parked at Ferry CP and then anti-clockwise circuit of Beinn Cracabhaig, Beinn Stac, Cnoc Pairceanan and Beinn Sgritheann. Continued hot conditions meant it was an easy wander along sheep, cow and deer trods and across bone-dry sphagnum for most of the way. There is actually a waymarked path to and from Beinn Sgritheann from road to the west, which makes things even simpler. A celebratory breakfast in the Kilbride cafe completed a great morning.summitter14/06/2023
sololangskill17/08/2022
A circular walk with Alma Aurea. Beinn Sgritheann, Cnoc Pairceanan and then a loop back along the coast. Just beautiful views throughout. /Dmeltdiceburg31/07/2022
Parked off road near the highpoint of road then used a track of sorts to a gate then onward to Ben Scrien. Then off to bag the nearby Tump called Cnoc Pairceanan.Dugswell205/06/2022
Parked with permission at the Community Shop. Straight walk up from the bend in the road as you leave the village. Solo.Dangerous Dave02/06/2022
Sun came out as ferry arrived from Barra, to start walking up to road high point. Then track marked by Hebridean Way posts to summit.neimcv11/05/2022
Solo from high point of roadPeteF23/04/2022
Usual way up.No doubt one of the easiest and most enjoyable Marilyns.AndrewFinnimore05/09/2021
From the high point of the road. Worth finding the path, easier way up. Mild, overcast and extensive views.iangalbraith04/09/2021
As others from viewpoint cp on high point of road. Path marked with posts starts few hundred m north near house. Eriskay ponies and a closed Am Politican (Covid) made a quiet visit... gales winds.N.Morters03/05/2021
From parking area at summit of road to the west.Winterfloodian20/10/2020
A fine stroll around Eriskay, starting from the parking area near the road summit. Onto the hill and up the SW ridge, finding a good path higher up. Splendid views and a nice, dry, grassy hill, with only a few short bogs. Down NE very pleasantly to the abandoned village at Roisinis, then the path and road back to the car. Ponies at the causeway road junction.Gill15/10/2020
From Bun mhullin side. A bit boggy, but brilliant views to South Uist and Barratkunath14/07/2020
Solo. From Eriskay ferry terminal, having crossed as a foot passenger from Barra, walked up road to high point. More or less straight up to the trig point of Ben Scrien and the rocky rib that is the highest point. Down SE slopes a bit and then to Cnoc Pairceanan. Descended towards Loch Cracabhaig and found a gate in the fence. Descended to Pairceanan and continued to Ben Stack.pwbellarby03/06/2019
From lay-by at NF787107, a few yards to road summit, then followed a path marked by stakes for first half mile. This went up the steepest ground free of crags from where it was a simple walk to the trig point and excellent views. I then went down the less steep SSE slopes, easy to avoid any low crags, to the outflow from Loch Cracabhaig and over Cnoc Pairceanan, a pleasant variant route to return in the dry conditions. 2h with stops to admire the views and enjoy the sunshine.pwheeler22/05/2019
Fantastic views - climbed from the mast by the road. So beautiful.Rob Rees11/05/2019
Debs & Talisker, circuit of the Eriskay hills from the ferry car park. No pony's to be seen.Mountain Goat23/09/2018
Eriskay hill, diverted up to it doing bit of Hebridean way. Good view. Nice pub when you get back down before the causeway. Combine it with Easaval and a walk along Hebridean way and you have a lovely day organised.nickywood108/06/2018
From HP of road to W. NiceThearlaichdubh24/05/2018
CW circuit of The Eriskay Trio - Ma-Tu-Hu. Visited the first two hills with Charlie (one of yesterday's Barra Head five island team). Charlie went back to his car for adventures further north & I carried on to the third hill. Had an hour to kill before ferry back to Barra - strolled along white sands, etc.ger24/05/2018
From the high point to the west. 50 minute return then to the Politician for a pint while waiting for the Barra ferry. With CM.bolton19/05/2018
From road to west. Good wx, strong breeze. With PM.CJM19/05/2018
Local bus to highest point of road to west then followed a faint path to top.trimarc210/10/2017
Alone with H waiting in car. Out and back from high point of road. Sunny, wet underfoot. Rounsfell13/09/2017
Roadside parking at NF 7926 1007 for a walk encompassing the 3 Eriskay hills. With Carole Engel.jonglew18/08/2017
From Layby. Faint Path goes from road summit. Nice hill and good views despite clouds. Just got down before heavens opened.PeterD21/07/2016
With Paul Eriskay ponies en route.Skerryvore04/06/2016
With G. From lay-by near top of road (NF 788 108) > Beinn Sciathan after soon picking up path > road after crossing fence at sheepfold (NF 792 113)RT197025/05/2016
Scampered up from roadside below - nice craggy hill.Crib Goch18/05/2016
With: hb; Climbed from Memorial across to Loch Cracabhaig then up south slopes. Superb views across to S. Uist to the N and Barra to S.Ian Baines11/05/2016
With: ib; Helen Baines11/05/2016
Nice little parking place by the roadside at 788 112, then straight up the hill, keeping to the right of the big crag.martin_hall15/10/2015
With Mora, from the ferry parking area.BLACKHILL18/05/2015
My 1000th Marilyn. Ascended from Eriskay Lilt. Whisky was drunked.raffemeister12/04/2015
Quick ascent from road to west. Walk across moor boggy but straightforward, steep but easy climb to summit. Great views to South Uist and Barra.quadbarrel08/04/2015
Up from the main road on a un-signed track just north of the Coilleag sign. The views from the top are excellent, and out-do expectations based on height.dandaran24/08/2014
LSjohn steel04/08/2014
En-Route to South Uist, Ben Stack & Beinn Sciathantim74708/05/2014
Lovely hill/island. Lovely weather. Wandered up here whilst having an hour spare before the Sound of Barra ferry was due in.Alex C03/06/2012
Climbed from the road. Excellent weather and superb views through South Uist and Barra.robbosem21/05/2012
W Jenx from road above the Ericksay shop. Great views all round ESP Barranordicstar13/04/2012
petey11/05/2011
MC JCMartin6601/05/2010
After Ben Stack on way to south Uist.mart079719/08/2009
Morning ascent after disembarking from Castlebay ferry. Summit mist.Topographer5729/05/2009
Solo HFB07/08/2007
hebtom smith00/00/2007
ELMA VICTORIA CAMERON FRASERdonmeister26/07/2005