Craig Phadraig

See today's photos on FlickrNicole and I went for a walk up Craig Phadraig this afternoon.  It was the first time I’d been up there in years, which is a shame as it is one of the few hills close to Inverness which allows for great views – or at least they would be great if it wasn’t for the thick forests around it.

Just like Craig Dunain or Tomnahurich, there are too few gaps in the trees and thus too few opportunities to see the beautiful landscape around the city.  Another reason for my massive iconic tower idea for Inverness.

Anyway, most of the few gaps in the trees up Craig Phadraig are west-facing, giving views of the Beauly Firth rather than Inverness, which is what features in my photos.  These ones were taken right from the top, which is the sites of an old vitrified Pictish fort – the seat, apparently, of Brude, king of the Picts.  He was famous for, among other things, receiving a visit from and being converted to Christianity by St Columba.

Talking of Christianity, happy Easter for tomorrow, if you’re that way inclined.

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