The shortes way up Hill of Nigg near Tain from Castlecraig road with Kids (8, 11, 17 yo)
Total distance - 1.57 km
Total time - 39m
Walking time - 25m
Altitude gain - 68 m
On our way home from Creag a'Ghobhair (Bonar Bridge) we stopped to see Hill of Nigg. It is not a very challenging hill but if the visibility is good, there is a beautiful view of Moray Firth.
We parked at the gate on the Castlecraig road:
A grassy track leads from the gate almost to the top:
We passed a shed:
A gate at the shed:
The track behind the gate - Hill of Nigg is on the left:
Conni on the top:
The way down:
A tree at the shed, Nigg energy park:
An art :
The car at the gate, Nigg energy park:
And that's it .
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