Chris and I decided to climb this little hill near Strathpeffer on our way back to England. There is a car park in the forest at the bottom of the hill, on the outskirts of the town and we started walking from here at 10.30 am. Initially we followed a well made track and we could see a path climbing up the side of the hill but in order to get to this path we had to cross some felled forestry, which had obliterated the path. Once we reached the path it climbed steeply up the hill and then took a traversing line. It seemed to snake all around the hill before heading for the trig point. At the top there were views between the trees of the Black Isle, the Strath Conon hills and a cloud capped Ben Wyvis. We didn’t stay long at the top before descending by the side of a fence. This was a more direct line down the hill and connected with the path we had ascended on. We followed this path and the track back to the car, reaching it at 11.30 am. There was a house near the car park with some amazing life size wood carvings in the garden, of people and animals, and we were both impressed with these. After getting to the car we had the long drive to England.
Chris approaching the trig point