Last updated: 09/01/13
Hill: Cnoc Mor
Date: Sunday 3rd October 2010
Company: Just me
I parked at the sewage works where there is limited parking.
Click here to see a map of the route undertaken
The walk didn't get off to that great a start - my foot slipped a little on the broken stile below the gate and my hand went into the nettles. Couldn't find any nearby dock leaves.
Start of walk:
Once over the gate, I traversed through fields towards Knockfarrel. Was glad I didn't have Beinn with me today as there were sheep and cattle in the fields.
Heading towards Knockfarrel:
Path leading towards small car park on ridge:
Ascending Knockfarrel provided a view towards Dingwall and the Cromarty Firth.
Looking towards Cnoc Mor from Knockfarrel:
View towards Dingwall and Cromarty Firth from Knockfarrel:
RATS won the day (
Ross-shire Against Tollie Superdump
I didn't realise until a car drove up and parked that there is a small car park on the ridge. Parking there would make an ascent of Cnoc Mor really easy.
Looking back towards Knockfarrel:
As I walked along the ridge towards Cnoc Mor, I passed a monument - don't know what it commemorates.
Strathpeffer from monument:
The final stretch of the ridge, up the Cat's back, is through woods. The path started off quite good but soon deteriorated to mud and slippy tree roots.
½ mile through the woods to the summit:
Ascent through the wood:
The summit area was a bit disappointing – no views because of surrounding trees.
Saw quite a number of people walking along the ridge, seems a popular ridge for dog walking.
Busiest Sub2000 Marilyn I have been on since Arthur's Seat.