Name:Hartaval
Hill number:1219
Height:669m / 2195ft
RHB Section:17A: North Skye and Raasay
County/UA:Highland
Island:Skye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,Y)
Grid ref:NG 48020 55091
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:180m
Col:489m  NG486545  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 23
(1:25k) 408 409
Observations:rock 5m E may be higher than cairn base
Survey:Abney level
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After The Storr, up along path to summit. Hazy views over the ridge and south to the Cuillin and the Red Hills. Had the place to myself.the pigguy 12/06/2024
Parked up road to avoid paying, partly because I was not sure I would be able to get a bus back the same day and no provision for parking more than 12 hours. Up tourist path calling at The Storr east top on way past, not difficult; on to The Storr , Hartaval, Baca Ruadh, Creag a Lain, Beinn Edra, visited Quirang and down to main road to get the bus back. A god day, would have been a great one if I had not been in cloud until mid afternoon!dickscroop19/05/2024
 yorkielad21/04/2024
The Storr and Hartaval from tourist car park.rhalstead14/06/2023
Tourist track from the Old Man CP. Very misty start so contoured over to Hartaval initially before taking on The Storr. Thankfully the mist burned off and sunshine gave us a visible summit and easy clamber over to the E Top. Decided to head southwards, bagging The Storr South Top en route to Ben Dearg, A' Chorra-bheinn and Pein a' Chleibh. A great walk in perfect conditions only spoiled by the trudge back up the A855 dodging fast cars, wide motorhomes and dirty haulage trucks. Hey Ho, the lot of a bagger. 6.5 hrs total.summitter30/05/2023
Third visit on traverse of Trotternish ridgeColin Crawford07/05/2023
Trotternish ridge backpack in clear weather eith hazy sunshine. SoloClive G04/05/2023
CK SheilaS20/03/2023
Revisit. On Skye Trail, after early rain it was an outstanding day on the crest of the Trotternish ridge.RobertP04/09/2022
on RBS HWC Skye weekend; did not include The Storr as originally planned as very windylangskill18/06/2022
Via Old Man of StorrPaulineD15/05/2022
Round of Hartaval and Ben Dearg. Forget the parking metres and Storr tourist path, park due SE of the Bealach Beag, which can be ascended on a boot path, then easily contoured around The Storr as already done. Excellent visibility in all directions, black and red Cuillin all impressive, St Kilda visible behind North Uist.Topographer5701/08/2021
Fairly straightforward walk up from the Storr carpark. Lovely place to enjoy the views away from the hustle and bustle of the Storr.Matt290114/04/2021
From The Storr on easy, mostly grass, slopes KeithByTheC15/09/2020
Climbed from Old Man of Storr car park, up into Coire Scamadal then up Hartaval first, followed by The Storr, descended Bealach Beag. Dry all day with high level clouds.chillyman805/09/2020
I could not face the hordes of tourists at the Storr, so climbed the hill from the W, at the road end above Keistle. Called at the house for permission to park, which was readily granted. Along the track, then on rougher deer tracks to the bealach, up rough stuff to a steep easy climb on grass to Sron Dubh then easy ground to the top. Not very easy going low down but I had the hill to myself.Gill30/09/2019
Debs & Tali, Walk up from the car park, investigated what we could then walked the Skye trail via Hartaval & Storr back to Portree.Mountain Goat24/09/2019
From The Storr, returned diagonally from bealach to Storr North ridge, past some Dotterel. Only saw 4 people on Hartival as opposed to hundreds on other side of The Storr.Flatfield10/05/2019
From Storr via col. Returned via decent path through Bealach Beag.willyross24/04/2019
Hartaval - The Storr round with elizyanneGmacT18/04/2019
Hartaval - The Storr round with GmacT. First before The Storr. Amazing crescent buttress. Aware of the edge!elizyanne18/04/2019
Passed over on 2nd day of Skye trailHuwel22/06/2018
Sublime day, cloud inversion for hours. Along with The Storr.Jhimmy04/06/2018
What an awesome ridge, heading as far as long ridge for 2 hours to get the Flasvein via all peaks and back as want to do northern marilyns from Quiraing car park today too. Perfect weather. Company: Soloiandesbottes12/05/2018
Langie Skye meet.Grinner06/05/2018
From The Storr on easy short grass. Back to the bealach then the top end of the north ridge of The Storr. Took the easy path back to the end of the NE ridge where once again I was confronted with the hordes. 3.5 hours and just over 6.5 miles for the 2 marilyns. Solo.bolton06/10/2017
The Storr and Hartaval via local bus and Coire Scamadaltrimarc204/10/2017
parked overnight at The Old Man of Storr car park and in glorious weather but quite brisk wind finally made a one way traverse all the way up the Trotternish ridge. Came off it before Bioda Mor as I'd summitted it before and I wanted to get up Cleat and take a look at the two tricky other two little TuMPs off under the eastern cliffs. Great day had a sting in the tail. never got a lift and faced a gruelling 13 miles walk back which added another 5 hours till 2.25am Ouch! Deliriously tired.vegibagger02/06/2017
On Uig- Beinn Edra- Hartaval- Kensaleyre traverse of the central part of the Trotternish ridge. From Boca Ruadh- a long way between tops for this walk, a very straightforward ascent though somewhat featureless terrain. Super viewpoint, lots of sunshine. The descent worked a treat- Sron Dubh, just below the crag at NG466537, skirting below crags on short turf, then a short beeline over moor with emerging paths leading to the excellent path shown on the OS maps at NG450527. This one really exists! I used a bus to link the start and end points but you'd get 9.5 h for the walk if you traveled from Portree and back by bus.pwheeler17/06/2016
Car park, Old Man of Storr, The Storr, The Storr East Top, Hartaval, The Storr again and finally walked passed the Old Man to return to the car on a day of wall to wall sunshine.Dugswell210/05/2016
1 of 3: From The Storr Car Park.ChrisR19/04/2016
Done with Lawrence. Iain p.simon & Fiona.peter. Margaret. Alister. 8.5 hrstallblond27/09/2015
Persistent wind and cloud.pwithnall06/04/2015
CP at Waterfalls NG495509 Bealach Mòr Bealach Beag The Storr Bealach a' Chuirn Hartaval Sròn Dubh crossing Lòn a' Creige Duibhe crossing River Haultin Bealach Mòr Very windy, mostly clear, good views, some freak hail/snow showers with poor visibility. Deep snow on tops. Fellwanderers Easter TourEdgemaster31/03/2015
Skye Trail with Dadbyron230205/07/2014
Solo. Ran Trotternish Hill race. Super blue skies and no wind. 4hrs 59 mins.garbo110307/06/2014
selfdavidsbatty14/09/2013
the storr and hartaval from carpark at forest. no views.robertphillips19/08/2013
A long superb multi top run with Darren on a sunny day along the length of the Trotternish ridge from the bealach (left the car)to The Storr- then hitched back.Chris Pearson20/07/2012
Backpacking with Mark and Shona on the Trotternish Traverse. Sunny.alistairpooler04/06/2012
Solo HFB14/04/2012
Ascent from Storr car park, past and round old man, then to Storr top and main summit, back out around Hartaval before path s=down eastern sopes to car park.nordicstar14/11/2009
R Richard Tait26/05/2008
Over a gate and up on dusty eroded path onto gravelly steps and on tussock to a 2600' bealach at 10.50. By old fence posts to neat medium sized cairn of brown rocks on short grass. 11.20. SMC special.arranc13/05/2008
Ascended from Ben Dearg via The Storr in sunny weather and with light overnight snow covering.JohnW15/04/2008
Hartaval, Baca Ruadh, Sgurr a'Mhadaidh Ruaidh, Creag a'Lain, walked out down the road to Hinnisdal Bridge.agentmancuso09/09/2005
Solo Fantastic dayfergie23/10/2004
sometime in May 2004 with MT, KM, John and Dave. In drizzly mist did this and then the Storrniallp08/05/2004
Stay at Portree.Man of Kernow108/05/2004
AloneSpudGunn01/06/2003