Fyrish Monument
Fyrish Monument
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Lewis S
Young Harris, GA24 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Nice walk, not too strenuous and you will be rewarded with a great view of the harbor and hills surrounding the stone structure. Nice meadow on top, take food and have a nice picnic at the top.
Written 5 October 2023
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Aisleena
Aberdeen, UK303 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
There is a car park. The walk is longer than advertised on the sign at the beginning of the trail though. It’s close to a 7.5k return walk. It starts off gradual but most of it is steep uphill. Lovely views from the top and the monument is something different to see.
Would have been nice to have a sign/information board saying something about it.
Written 28 June 2023
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Michelle & Scott
Lancing, UK252 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
It took us 65minutes to walk to the top from the car park. VERY steep parts of this walk, uneven ground, mostly uphill all the way - with a few flat parts but not many.
As you approach the top the views to the left are out of this world, especially on a clear day.
Once at the top it is a fantastic monument and the views are stunning. Worth the climb but don’t underestimate this walk. Take water.
Took about 40 minutes to walk back down which again isn’t always easy, as very steep parts to then walk back down.
Written 22 June 2023
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Simon
Sunderland, UK2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Me and my wife took opportunity to visit Monument while touring Scotland. Bit of a climb up, but not too bad if you're relatively fit. Unfortunately the day we went up the clouds were really low and it was raining so consequently didn't get to see stunning views. Still enjoyed walk up and back down though.
Written 8 June 2023
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Adeline M
Bromley, UK67 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
This was a planned visit and definitely worth it.
Collected friend from Inverness airport and drive to site.
Beautiful day and temperature just right.
Very serene and tranquil and certainly plenty friendly folk making the same trip.
The views are stunning when yoy get ti the monunent
Written 1 June 2023
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Kenny M
Inverness, UK18 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Took my little boy (6yo) up with me. Did need some harrabo to encourage him up. He did enjoy the top and the view, and we did have a great day up. Well worth the walk in the sun, with a lunch stop at the top.
Written 25 October 2022
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Menugrabber
Peterhead, UK165 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Oh me what a day to do this chucking down with rain but we'll worth it .this is a very nice walk with spectacular views will warn you though it gets rather steep going up but when you get up to the top wow glad we both did this wife's was a bit unsure but soldiered on
Written 8 October 2022
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Grays_on_Holiday
Derbyshire, UK882 contributions
Jul 2022
Having read an earlier review from JOJO1986, I couldn't sum it up better.

Firstly, pinpoint the carpark on Google Maps prior to heading out as you may not have signal out here for internet but your GPS will work. If you've headed from Inverness (south to north), be careful not to pass the single track road to the carpark (it is signposted on your right, not the left you are looking out for).

Reasonable amount of spaces at the carpark but no toilet facilities. The earlier you get here, the more chance you will have the trail to yourself (we met a lot more people as we came back down).

Take water and snacks and apply Smidge (or similar) for the midges. Wear appropriate footwear... not flip flops. It was drizzling and humid when we visited at the end of July and were lucky enough not to encounter too many midges as it was quite windy too, but when the wind drops or you are in the heavily wooded area, they are there ready to strike.

The walk from the carpark to the summit is on the whole, mainly uphill through woodland with the odd part that plateaus. Keep going straight on as you encounter paths that cross and you shouldn't go wrong. As you get near the top, look left to some amazing views of the Cromarty Firth.

I'd read the walk took about 45 minutes from carpark to top... it took us about 1hr 20 minutes I think. We aren't hikers or gym bunnies so perhaps if you are, you will do it in 45 minutes but nearing 50 yet wearing the correct footwear, it really was a strenuous walk. Glad we persevered though as the views at the very top are fantastic.
Written 3 September 2022
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afi
United Kingdom7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We were a group of 6, 3adults, 2children aged 8 and 1 child aged 3. Weather when we set out was sunny and warm. The path up to the monument is good and clear. As one would expect much of it is fairly steep, especially if you are not a regular hill walker (Due to the heat, the 3yr old was carried at times but did walk up most of it). Lovely views as you near the top and these continued with views of surrounding hills at the top. Unfortunately, the weather broke with mist closing in and we lost the views but still managed to enjoy a Scottish summer picnic 😄. We returned the same way. This time the 3yr old walked all the way down. We had wondered if this walk was suitable for a young child. If you have plenty time and children are used to walking - and a pair of strong arms, just in case🤔 - this walk is a good family outing.
Written 3 August 2022
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J0J01986
Elgin, UK66 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The steep climb is definitely worth it once you reach the top. In fact the view is more impressive than the attraction.

First off, the car park. Don't satnav the monument, satnav the carpark. It'll save you driving past it like we and many others did!

Secondly, take snacks and factor in a stop if you've got children. Our 10yo is well seasoned in hiking, but on a beautifully sunny day it can be a bit much with no shade in most parts. There's a small loch about two thirds of the way up which makes a lovely little spot to stop for a drink and a snack. Speaking of snacks... there are thousands of blueberry bushes to be enjoyed along the way.

The path is pretty mixed, varying from flat surfaces to steep rocky trails. There are a couple of forestry/farm tracks that run across the path which can sometimes be confusing as there are no sign posts. Just keep going straight and you won't go wrong.

The monument itself is pretty impressive. I thought there might be a sign explaining the history but nothing to be seen. Google to the rescue! Views are incredible.

All in all, straight up and down we covered about 7km in 2.5 hours.
Written 28 July 2022
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