Beinn Sciathain - a small hill with big views

Sub 2000s: Beinn Sciathain (Eriskay)

Date walked: 17/08/2022

Time taken: 0.92 hour

Distance: 2.7km

Ascent: 150m

I drove down from Locheport in North Uist to Eriskay and parked in the lay-by at NF 787107.
Eriskay ferry slipway and Barra beyond from lay-by

I crossed the road and headed directly uphill threading my way through some rocky outcrops. After crossing a small rise I reached a gate in the fence that provided the first clue that there was a path up Beinn Sciathain. I followed the trodden way beyond the gate and up the obvious grassy ramp.
Gate in fence and grassy ramp beyond

This path lead easily to the summit skirting a boggy area just below the summit.
The views to Barra, Canna, the Rum and Skye Cuillins and the South Uist hills fully justify the viewfinder on the summit trig point and the way marked path.
Eriskay ferry slipway and Barra from summit

Skye Cuillin, Canna and Rum Cuillin

South Uist hills from summit

After enjoying the views and exploring the upper parts of the hill I followed the trodden path back to the fence and on down to the road and a wooden viewfinder set in a circular stone wall with a seat.
Viewfinder at NF 788111

The section of the path between this viewfinder and the gate in the fence is marked with a few posts.
Looking back up the path with the grass ramp visible in the distance

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A short walk and a great wee hill with fabulous views.

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Cauldcleuch Head - dry underfoot

Attachment(s) Fionas: Cauldcleuch Head
Donalds: Cauldcleuch Head
Date walked: 21/07/2022
Distance: 11.6km
Ascent: 528m
Views: 1123


Activity: Munro compleatist
Pub: Applecross Inn
Mountain: Beinn Eighe
Place: Sutherland
Gear: Walking poles
Ideal day out: Epic ridge walk

Munros: 282
Tops: 200
Corbetts: 154
Fionas: 51
Donalds: 57+26
Wainwrights: 22
Hewitts: 16
Sub 2000: 59
Islands: 36
Long Distance routes: Fife Coastal Path    St Cuthbert's Way   

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Trips: 2
Distance: 14.3 km
Ascent: 678m
Fionas: 1
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

Joined: May 17, 2011
Last visited: Jul 11, 2024
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