Geo-Trips :: Climbing Maireaval, North Uist

Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) [15]

A walk from a minor road on North Uist, at NF7970, Tue, 8 Jun 2010 by David Purchase

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In the first half of June 2010 I visited the Outer Hebrides. I had only recently joined Geograph, and so my photos were not always in an ideal order for a Geo-trip. But I knew enough to realise that I could get some Firsts!

The visit was broadly north to south, from Lewis to Barra, and so they are presented here as a series.

This walk gained me another Marilyn. At the time I thought that I had reached the highest point of North Uist (a stupid misreading of the map). Two days later I did reach that high point (Eaval), but with only one photo NF8960 : Eaval summit, looking to the south-west cairn it did not justify a Geo-trip!

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NF7970 : A plantation on Maireaval, North Uist by David Purchase
A plantation on Maireaval, North Uist
Plantations are relatively rare on North Uist. Judging by the poor state of these... more

NF8070 : Beinn Aulasaraigh by David Purchase
Beinn Aulasaraigh
Seen from the slopes of Maireaval.

NF8070 : The summit trig point on Maireaval by David Purchase
The summit trig point on Maireaval

NF8069 : Lochan on the upper slopes of Maireaval by David Purchase
Lochan on the upper slopes of Maireaval

NF8170 : The north-east slopes of Maireaval, North Uist by David Purchase
The north-east slopes of Maireaval, North Uist

NF8169 : The south-east slopes of Maireaval, North Uist by David Purchase
The south-east slopes of Maireaval, North Uist

NF8069 : The southern slopes of Maireaval, North Uist by David Purchase
The southern slopes of Maireaval, North Uist

NF7969 : Guala na h-Imrich by David Purchase
Guala na h-Imrich
This 114m hill is a very minor outlier to the WSW of Maireaval, North Uist.

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