A Wild Day, 10th September 2011
The weather forecast was distinctly unpromising, with 80mph winds
forecast. So we headed for the part of the country which was
most likely to be kind to us. Five of us (Norman, Stewart,
Derick, Peter and Jonathan) made the trip from Inverness.
From the car park at Glack Harnes we walked up the well-made
path, over Roy's Hill, and then into the cloud which was skimming
across the ridge. Higher up, the wind increased to maybe 60mph at
times, with some showers thrown in for good measure. We
reached the trig point and summit, and after a photo or two
retreated behind the granite tor to have an early lunch.
The descent was straightforward, and it was nice to get down
below the clouds again and see the farms across Glen Rinnes. Several
folk passed us on their way up the hill - even on a wild day like
today this hill is popular. The total time was about 2:45,
including almost half an hour at the summit.
Thanks to Peter Shaw for driving us, and allowing wet hillwalkers
into his nice clean car!