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Fyrish and the Black Rock Gorge

Fyrish is probably the most popular walk in Easter Ross. The track is good and the climb is not especially steep though a good level of fitness is required. It starts in Scots Pine woodland and over a bridge over an attractive stream, before the main climb. As you get nearer the top the views open out and become quite magnificent. The Cairngorms can be seen in the distance along with the Cromarty Firth in the foreground. There is an interesting monument based on a Indian Temple which was built to provide local employment many years ago.

An enjoyable walk from the top of Fyrish heading south takes you down to Evanton and the spectacular Black Rock Gorge. The walk is quite easy and we are able to provide route directions and a map to help you find your way through the woods. The gorge is viewable from two purpose-built bridges but do keep dogs on a lead and children under control as there are unfenced areas above the gorge. We are also investigating an alternative route down to Glen Glass which would make for a great circular route, starting and ending at the Fyrish car park.

Another enjoyable walk from the top of Fyrish takes you the area to the west, with fine views of Carn Chuinneag, a notable Corbett. We are investigating a possible through-walk to the minor road above Boath for Loch Morie.

Also nearby, is the delightful Strath Rusdale, and the Scotsburn walk, from which there are views towards Fyrish.

Fyrish track

Start of Fyrish track in winter

Carn Chuinneag from Behind Fyrish

Carn Chuinneag from Behind Fyrish

The Cromarty Firth from Fyrish

The (Inner) Cromarty Firth from Fyrish

 

 

Black Rock Gorge near Evanton. Viewable from two purpose-built bridges but do keep dogs on a lead and children under control as there are unfenced areas above the gorge.

Black Rock Gorge near Evanton
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