Tom na Caillich - 705m
Little Wyvis - 763m

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Weather/Conditions: Cloudy and cool. Slight dusting snow above 3000 feet, but Little Wyvis just damp! Summit clagged in. Low key morning would describe best.
Distance/Ascent/Time: 10.4km / 700m / 2h 35m
Accompanying: Alone

Little Wyvis is very much a subsidiary of the much larger Ben Wyvis. It's a high heel of land striking south, of Corbett height, and though pretty obvious from the path up Ben Wyvis it is also far less often climbed.

I tagged it onto my Suilven trip, an obvious hill to go for as I'd be driving right past it. However, the weather wasn't up to much, and I left the car under cloudy skies.

The route follows the Ben Wyvis path for a fair distance, then cuts off up the moor. The path had been easy, but I felt pretty whacked on the boggy plod up to Tom na Caillich. Nonetheless, it relented in time and I had nice views from here out toward Inverness. A strange perspective, I thought: I'm not used to seeing all this topography looking down from the north!

The view was perhaps the most notable part of the day: a squall of rain from the west obliterated the views, and simply made the rise to the top of Little Wyvis a wet plod. It was still quite nice however, and once on top, I retraced my steps along the ridge to drop back down to the Wyvis path.

A low-key morning indeed.


Inverness etc. from Tom na Caillich
Times (Time relative to 0.00)
(0.00) 9.20am Wyvis parking
(1.20) 10.40am Tom na Caillich
(1.40) 11.00am Little Wyvis
(2.35) 11.55am Wyvis parking

Written: 2017-08-16