Wednesday 9th February 2022

A walk up Fyrish (5.8 miles, 1,478 feet).

Well after the amazing January we have gone back to usual Highland winter weather. We have had quite a few days of snow and lower temperatures. Today was no different.

The forecast was for sunny spells and heavy snow showers. There were more sunny spells and when the sun comes out you do feel some warmth in it. I was going to have just walked up the road and down to the Averon River but when I passed the Fyrish Jubilee Car Park it was empty! So I decided to give Fyrish a go. I avoid it usually as it is too busy. I am not happy with the extended car park. Many more people are coming to it and our road is kind of mobbed now. Well here is the bridge over our burn. It flows past our house so I’m a bit possessive.

I just took this picture because it was kind of magical.

This is at the artificial loch.

Looking back at the loch.

Looking ahead. The monument is just coming into view.

A wee bit further on as the trees started to thin I took these of the Cromarty Firth. There are snow squalls around. As I started my walk some heavy snow came on.

Getting near the monument.

And at the monument.

I always go right to the top which is a bit behind the monument. Looking to Beinn Tharsuinn.

Now looking to Ben Wyvis.

Looking up the Firth.

Looking down the Firth.

The old man.

On the descent I too the alternative route no longer signposted. I usually go down and round the back but I didn’t have the time. Looking over to Ardross and Stittenham.

That is Cnoc Duchaire ahead.

This was just taken because the path looked so nice in the snow.

Back down. There seems to be repairs being made to the track. It is needing it with all the heavy use.

Then it was down the road to the house. I did meet two people as I was coming back down to near the artificial loch. One was wearing a skirt, tights and shoes as if she was dressed for some social occasion! Another nice walk.