Name:Cruachan
Hill number:12370
Height:177m / 581ft
Parent (Ma):1620  Roineabhal [Roneval]
SMC/RHB Section:24C: North Uist, South Uist and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles]
Island:South Uist
Topographical area:IU01 Southuist-eriskay
Watershed:Long Island
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:NF 80803 14895
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Drop:58m
Col:119m  NF813143  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 31
(1:25k) 452N 453S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 35 users)ByDate of Ascent
Circuit from North Glendale. The start of path shown on map not present on ground, so followed track track running E along coast then SE to climb Beinn Bheag. Joined path running SE then climbed Hairtebreac (all the high points), across to Roineabhal, along ridge to Cruachan and Marabhal, and finally the long pull to Easabhal (summit and 3 cairns of similar height) - lots of rock slabs on this hill. Descent back to North Glendale. Hot and sunny.RobertP14/06/2023
Parked south of gate beside road after second last house. Then up to last house to join a track to a gate & open hillside enroute to Marabhal, then onto Cruachan via the rocky Stump to the west of it. Then out to Hairtebreac a fine Tump with a fine Stump to the ESE via the corridor route. Down and along to Roineabhal [Roneval] in strong sunshine with Dangerous Dave. Back directly to car contouring around the 150 m level to the south of Cruachan,Dugswell204/06/2022
Easy walk over from Marabhal with Dugswell2. Hot & sunny.Dangerous Dave04/06/2022
From Roinebhal - bypassed Cruachan on walk out.ger02/10/2019
Lovely beach approach and excellent views of Eriskay and Barra, climbed with my wife on my 'half-birthday'pdantic08/08/2019
My return way to Glendale from Roneval. Good underfoot after a dry spring, this seemed easier than my route up Roneval by the 'coast path'. However, the top W of the tarns had peat hags all the way to its top- not the worst but a tiresome section. Then it was a very easy descent to Glendale, with gates (the first in an advance state of dilapidation) down to the road.pwheeler22/05/2019
On way to Ronevalnickywood112/06/2018
On way to Roineabhal.NormanW24/05/2018
Parked by 20ícontainer in South Glen Dale. Along coast & up to Roineabhal, to Cruachan, Marabhal and to Easabhal. Good wx, strong Síly breeze. With PM.CJM19/05/2018
From Roinaval and then to Marabhal. Good clear conditions with CM.bolton19/05/2018
On the way to RonevalTopographer5721/09/2017
Roadside parking at NF 7915 1492. Followed coast path, accessible through a garden! to Roneval first. Onto Hairtebreac, Cruachan, Marabhal and Easabhal for a pleasant 8 miles. With Carole Engel.jonglew18/08/2017
En route to Roineaval.Campbell Singer12/04/2016
Many possible tops in the mist. Settled on large dome of bare rock.PeteN30/06/2015
Solo HFB12/07/2012
sololordtonult24/02/2010
RHW30/08/2007
AlanD18/05/2023
mae26/04/2022
govanah05/09/2021
Gavin Theobald29/04/2018
carole engel18/08/2017
nicolajane01/06/2017
AndyS08/05/2014
Alex C01/10/2013
chalky195316/07/2012
richtea504014/07/2012
assynt_bob31/05/2011
Martin R18/04/2011
jimbloomer02/07/2009
Adrian24/05/2006
3 kinnears24/05/2006
Kiltie23/05/2006
RichardM28/05/2004
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