Hill: Cnoc Mor
Date: Sunday 3rd October 2010
Company: Just me
I parked at the sewage works where there is limited parking.
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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.
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
Busiest Sub2000 Marilyn I have been on since Arthur's Seat.