Walk: Tay Norman's Law fae Luthrie
|[Approaching Norman's Law from the east]|
Norman's Law only stands 285 metres above the Firth of Tay, but it's the highest hill in northern Fife, topped with trig point, view indicator and iron-age hill fort. Pheasant shooting may create a noisy backdrop to visits on winter weekends, but doesn't detract from the superb views along the length of the estuary and south to the Lomond Hills. Much of the Cairngorms, West and Central Highlands are also visible on a clear day - notably Schiehallion.
|[Cows watch on at Lower Luthrie Farm, near the start]|
Name: Walk: Tay Norman's Law fae Luthrie ★★★☆☆
Length: 6 km / 4 miles
Ascent: 290 metres
Main summits: Norman's Law (285 metres, sub-2000')
Start / finish: Street parking, Luthrie, G.R.: NO 331196 / hurricane hill struts
Route: Start - Emily Wood - Carphin Farm - fork right off track just north of Black Craig - bealach at NO 310201 - Norman's Law - return by outward route
Terrain: Tracks as far as Black Craig, churned by cows in places, then path to summit.
Wildlife today: Pair of short-eared owls hunting around the summit, fox amongst a field of sheep, cows
Weather today: Dull and overcast with a few spots of rain on descent; just above freezing with little wind. The faintest trace of snow on some north-east aspects near the summit, with a full covering on higher hills above about 400 metres.
|[There are excellent summit views, especially over the Firth of Tay]|
Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track