Walk: The old Ord of Lairg

Highland | Lairg | Short walk | ★★★

[Lairg from The Ord]

The squat hill known as The Ord bulges up southwest of Lairg. Adorned with a radio tower, views across Loch Shin from the exposed summit are much better than you would expect from a hill with such a puny top height. Not only that, but its slopes are covered in traces of ancient occupation, including chambered cairns, hut circles and fire pits (some more obvious than others).

[Loch Shin]

📌 Walk: The old Ord of Lairg ★★★
Start / finish at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre car park, half a mile (or 15-min walk) west of Lairg village centre, G.R.: NC 579061 ///pitch.regal.songs

▶ 3 km / 2 mi | ▲ 80 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Summits: The Ord (159 m) | Features: Ferrycroft Visitor Centre; Ord Hill; chambered cairns
Terrain: Clear paths - sometimes narrow - and tracks with some ascent.

Route & map

Car park & visitor centre - The Ord & chambered cairns from the northeast - descend to southeast - rejoin outward route - start

Route credit: Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

On our visit

Wildlife: Crows, stonechats.
Weather: Quite a lot of sunshine, rain shower at the end, temperature in low teens.

Chronological photo guide

[Sheep at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre]

[Ferrycroft Visitor Centre]

[The Ord]

[Good views of Little Loch Shin & Lairg from the ascent]

[Approaching the summit]

[Loch Shin]

[Loch Shin & chambered cairn]

[Loch Shin & chambered cairn]

[Lairg from the second chambered cairn]

[Lairg from the descent]

[Looking south]

[Return loop]

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