Walk: Cnoc Croit na Maoile

Highland | Muir of Ord | Short walk | ★★★

[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. The Beauly and Cromarty firths 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.

[Loch nam Bonnach from the summit]

📌 Walk: Cnoc Croit na Maoile ★★★
Start / finish at minor road corner (space for a few cars) near Corry of Ardnagask, G.R.: NH 493483 ///possible.eggshell.giving

▶ 4 km / 2 mi | ▲ 160 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Summits: Cnoc Croit na Maoile or Ord Hill (319 m)
Terrain: Wide forestry track, then steeper, narrow footpath with one short boggy section.

Route & map

Start - bridge over Jessmore Burn - Cnoc Croit na Maoile - return to start by outward route. Route signposted.

Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: Forest birds, otherwise quiet.
Weather: Dull and hazy with drizzly showers.


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