Little Wyvis from Garve

Little Wyvis

Little Corbett hill south of Ben Wyvis

Just scraping into the Corbett list by a metre, Little Wyvis is a small heather and grass covered hill sitting above forestry and farmland west of Dingwall in Ross and Cromarty

Little Wyvis

Meaninglittle hill of terror
ListsCorbett, 221
LocationEaster Ross, Loch Broom to Easter Ross
Grid RefNH429644
Lat/Lon57.64277, -4.63264

With estate tracks leading up from forestry and farmland surrounding Little Garve, the easiest approaches are from this direction and are well signposted.

To make a more interesting day out, a fine option would to be to extend the route over to the mighty massiff of nearby Ben Wyvis, though this may leave a long roadside walk at the end of the day.

The first time I headed up Little Wyvis, this hill couldn't be accessed from the south-west due to deer farming (fortunately with change of estate ownership, this situation is no longer the case). So we started from the Ben Wyvis car-park and ended up having an epic day out trudging over heather to get to Little Wyvis, then bounding over more heather to head over to Ben Wyvis and bagged the summit and all the minor tops (including the 'deleted tops').

Routes up Little Wyvis

Little Wyvis from Silverbridge

An easy hike up up estate tracks through farmland and forestry leads directly to the summit of Little Wyvis.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 700m (2300ft)
Distance : 12km (7m)
Time : 3:10hr

Ben Wyvis (and Little Wyvis) from Garbat

Ben Wyvis is the long and large 'whale-backed' mountain dominating the landscape north of the Black Isle. Its summit, Glas Leathad Mor, sits in the centre of the mountain's vast area, presenting many options to explore this wonderful mountain while bagging the Munro and its tops.

Peaks : 1 Munro, option of 1 Corbett

Ascent : 960m (3150ft)
Distance : 12km (7m)
Time : 4:35hr

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