Hill: Feiriosbhal
Date: Thursday 28th April 2011
Company: Just myself
Time: 1Hr 15Mins


Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

I set off from home on Thursday at 5.00am, arriving at the start of Feiriosbhal just over nine hours later.
I parked near the West-end of Loch Sgiobacleit.

Feiriosbhal from starting point:


Loch Sgiobacleit from starting point:


No sign of any paths on the hill so I just headed up towards the col between Creag na h-Uamha and Feiriosbhal. The ascent was straight-forward up short grass and heather.

Looking back towards start and across to Malasgair:


A splash of colour amongst the dry grass:


Looking towards top of Loch Seaforth:


The Lewis hills and North Harris hills are really rough – lots of Lewisian Gneiss at the surface.

Ascending Feiriosbhal:


On reaching the ridge, the view of surrounding hills was disappointing - An Cliseam and its neighbouring Grahams were completely covered in clag.

Limited view from ridge:


I followed the ridge leading to the summit trig point.

Ridge to summit of Feiriosbhal:


Summit trig-point in distance:


Loch Airigh Thormoid and Clar Loch from summit of Feiriosbhal:


I then returned to the car via the same route. After a quick visit to the hostel, I met up with Dave for a meal and drinks at the Harris Inn, Tarbert. After dinner, I headed for Luskentyre to catch the sunset .

Luskentyre at sunset: