Walk: Cnoc Croit na Maoile
|[Cnoc Croit na Maoile with Cromarty Firth beyond]|
The tracks and paths to the top of this difficult-to-pronounce little hill near Muir of Ord aren't particularly interesting, but the views on a clear day from the whitewashed trig-point-cum-seat exceed what you might expect from such a lowly elevation. Beauly Firth and Cromarty Firth both point inwards towards this summit, with Loch nam Bonnach also visible from the top. To the west, rows of lofty peaks if the weather gods are with you. The photos here don't really do it justice.
Ascent: 160 metres
Main summits: Cnoc Croit na Maoile or Ord Hill (319 metres)
Start / finish: Room for a few cars at minor road corner near Corry of Ardnagask, G.R.: NH 493483 / possible eggshell giving
Route: Start - bridge over Jessmore Burn - Cnoc Croit na Maoile - return to start by outward route. Route signposted.
Terrain: Wide forestry track, then steeper, narrow footpath with one short boggy section.
Wildlife today: Forest birds, otherwise quiet.
Weather today: Dull and hazy with drizzly showers.
Route credit: Walkhighlands