Walk Route Description
One of the most rewarding outings in Ross-shire is this short walk, which brings conversely some of the farthest views of all.
From the car park (grid ref NH650850 - Landranger 21) on the bend about 1km south of the famous Struie Viewpoint, cross the road and walk north along it for about 100m or so. Take the track that goes off to the right, through the heather and up the slope.
The forlorn-looking little plantation on the right is usually worth investigating because there is so little other tree cover in the vicinity that various small birds seek it out. Rest on a stump and let them appear.
The trail continues up the rocky slope. At the top, if the weather is clear, is an outstanding panorama including -
Bienn Spoinnadh 77km to the North West
Ben Hope 76km
and many other mountains of the north and west, with plenty of space between each to aid identification. In the other direction Lossiemouth is some 59km away.
As the crow flies the present spot is less than one kilometre from the start. If desired continue along the undulating ridge for its length of under three kilometres. Return via the same route.
Between the plantation and the road the remains of an ancient Hut Circle may be explored.
Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.
|Ordnance Survey Explorer 438||Sheet Map||1:25k||BUY|
|Anquet OS Explorer 438||Digital Map||1:25k||BUY|
|Ordnance Survey Landranger 21||Sheet Map||1:50k||BUY|
|Anquet OS Landranger 21||Digital Map||1:50k||BUY|
It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.
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