Fyrish Monument

A circular route to the 18th century arches of the Fyrish Monument. After a short distance my route leaves the busy Jubilee Path to make a gradual ascent up the shoulder of Cnoc Fyrish. The monument itself is a true work of art and forms a significant part of local history. My return route takes you through an area of mature forestry teeming with wildlife.

Technical sheet
No. 22761837
A Highland walk posted on 06/06/22 by Gillian's Walks. Update : 09/06/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h45[?]
Distance Distance : 4.42mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 863ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 863ft
Highest point Highest point : 1463ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 600ft
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Highland
Starting point Starting point : N 57.712203° / W 4.30551°
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Fyrish Monument

Description

(D/A) From Fyrish Jubilee Car Park, follow the Fyrish Jubilee Path – signposted from the South East corner of the parking area.

(1) Continue ahead (South West) at a crossroads 550m along.

(2) After a further 150m cross a small burn.

(3) 500m further along, at another crossroads, turn right (West) to come off the Jubilee Path.

Ignore a path on the left after 240m. Continue South West.

(4) Soon the trail leaves the forest behind and emerges onto open hillside, gradually winding uphill to reveal Fyrish Monument.

From the monument the descent path heads North West. It is a wide loose gravel trail and quite hard going at times.

(5) On arriving at an area of forestry the path forks. Turn right (North) onto a much narrower and boggier trail through the trees.

Continue on this path for 3km to a crossroads (1), keeping right at 4 forks along the way.

At the crossroads (1) turn left (North) - you are now back on the Jubilee Path.

The Fyrish Jubilee Car Park is only 550m down the track (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 600ft - Fyrish Jubilee Car Park
1 : mi 0.35 - alt. 719ft - Crossroads
2 : mi 0.45 - alt. 725ft - Burn
3 : mi 0.76 - alt. 915ft - Crossroads - leave Jubilee Path
4 : mi 1.82 - alt. 1437ft - Fyrish Monument
5 : mi 2.24 - alt. 1237ft - Fork - turn right
D/A : mi 4.42 - alt. 600ft - Fyrish Jubilee Car Park

Useful Information

For more information and a route review visit Gillian's Walks

Transport

  • Fyrish Jubilee car park at the start of the walk.
  • No public transport to walk start point. Closest train station is in Alness, 4.8km away.

Amenities
Closest town is Alness 4.8km away (shops, cafes)

Terrain
Forestry trails, sometimes boggy. Some steep inclines.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

  • Fyrish Monument - gated archway built by local men during the period of the Highland Clearances. Commissioned by Sir Hector Munro who wanted to build a replica of the Gates of Negapatam in India.
  • Views to Ben Wyvis
  • Mountain bike trails

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