Name:Mount Eagle
Hill number:1110
Height:256m / 840ft
RHB Section:15B: Loch Vaich to Moray Firth
County/UA:Highland
Catchment:Beauly, Catchment Boundaries, Cromarty
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NH 64856 59001
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:221m
Col:35.2m  NH 5262 5025  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 26
(1:25k) 432
Observations:ground 100m N and NE is 0.5m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Followed VSP's route and did get to the trig. Took a while to find the path through the gorse to the trig. Still about 100m thrash through the forest from the masts.chriswatson01/06/2024
from the small car park to the SW. Along track to E for 1km, then track N 0.75km, track E for 0.25km then left up to masts. Turn right at corner, then just past 1st tall tree a few metres further on there is a faint path on the left, follow this until it hits a logging track, straight over the logging track there is a small cairn which is the start of another faint path that leads to the trig, Tried to descend by ignoring left turn onto track that leads south and following to corner of path going directly SW back to the transmitter station near the car park, however this track doesn't seem to exist so retraced steps and came back the samw way as went,JulieB28/05/2024
Same route as Dave, parking in small CP to SW. Easy going along tracks to transmitter, then faint trod for the last bit through trees and finally through gorse to reach trig.PeterD27/05/2024
Cycled from cottage to Transmitter masts, found a firebreak to walk along then through forest to trig.alexmaclennan21/05/2024
From small car park SW of the summit, just south of the mast. Forest roads to mast near summit. Intermittent trails through trees to trig. Back same way. Solo.Dangerous Dave11/11/2023
Leave vehicle at signed P area to west of minor road that cuts across Black Isle. Follow the large track EAST for one plus KM, turn NORTH on lesser ised track. At the T junction, forestry work to West may be seen. Turn EAST for 400/500 m . Two posts, one on each side of track. Follow track, it will curve atound and take you to a single and then two comms buidlings. At the last set of two buildings, take a bearing and go NORTH. June 2022, you will find a fresh extraction track. Follow that for a short distance - 1/200 m- and look for a pile of stones. Enter the forestry. Wear safety goggles, as trees vegetation will smack your face. Keep going. A lovely human has created this path. We found it after doing extensive gardening, jungle style from north. There must have been such good views from this point before forestry. Do not think that dotted path line on OS 1-50 map exists.VerySlowPlodder12/06/2022
Easy track most of the way. Getting to the summit is a nightmare of small trees and gorse!highlandrock06/04/2022
Shona and DieselJimA31/01/2022
Made a ridiculous meal of approaching the summit (30 minutes for 80m linear progress!). Followed the trodden line on the way down. I put some navigational notes at the end of this blog post: https://gayleybird.blogspot.com/2021/09/mount-eagle-black-isle-nh648590-256m.htmlGayle29/09/2021
Parked at the high point of the minor road to the south west. Tried to find the path marked on the map heading north east, but it didn't seem to exist, but persevered across rough, squelchy, much vegetated ground and ended up on the good track SW of the summit area. With the aid of the OS map app headed towards the trig through 50 metres or so of dense undergrowth and then the final few metres of chest high gorse. Returned along the good tracks heading south and then west, much better.Owen B25/09/2021
I took a thick pair of breeks, which came in handy as I only found the summit path on the way doon! A once and done.summitter06/08/2021
The flies! The summit area! I will not be returning.Jon F12/07/2021
From mast car park along forest roads to masts near the summit. Thereafter increasingly faint track through woods and gorse to trig. On-going felling operations near summit.vuirich28/05/2021
With: hb; From mast car park, along forest road E then north towards masts near the summit. Diverted NE through forest to avoid active felling near track to reach summit masts. Then through thick pine and gorse to summit.Ian Baines21/05/2021
Interesting summit finding! With Inez.clashcityrocker15/05/2021
Walk from the mast. Found a small path through the trees and gorse to the trig.CraigW23/08/2020
Put my heavy boilersuit on for the final bit through the jungle.David Bremner12/07/2020
1 of 2: Parked at the big mast at 639579. Surprising number of dog walkers and horse riders. On wide forest tracks to the small mast. The faint path from 3 years ago had completely gone. Try starting at 64858 58928 and force a way through the trees and then the gorse.ChrisR10/09/2019
Take secateurs or loppers - gorse and undergrowth horrendous.nicolajane24/08/2019
From car park by mast on road to SW, then along forest tracks. Final 100m through young trees and gorse to the trig point is interesting!Winterfloodian11/06/2019
Solo. From car parking area at NH63895786. First outing with new GPS. Along tracks used to access mast then through the forest when I was glad I had the GPS. Finally a struggle through the gorse to reach the trig point.pwbellarby16/02/2019
From mast car park, good tracks to within 200 yrds.rhalstead14/06/2018
From the car park next to the massive radio mast. Along tracks and then into the forest itself.Barbara Singer11/05/2018
Parked on minor road between Breachloch and Belmaduthy (near mast) followed forestry tracks to masts near the trig (the easy bit). The trees have grown somewhat since the summit photo was taken. A stone arrow points way between the trees approx. 100m away (not easy to navigate). Once clearing where trig is located another problem, the trig is surrounded by gorse and brambles. Not one for shorts. No view but a satisfaction you have negotiated the maze.briandavies20/04/2018
Started from the small car park by the high aerial. A pleasant walk on snowy forest tracks until the final 80m or so, which was an unpleasant thrash through the young trees and gorse. The heavy snow added to the ambiance. With JT.Sprog15/02/2018
Parked at assess to masts. Followed tracks to mast area, then trash through the trees plastered in snow and undergrowth gorse...lovely save the last few hundred metresN.Morters29/12/2017
A nice stroll along snowy forest tracks to the small mast, then through nicely spaced trees, across a deeply rutted track, to a final brief thrash through heather, trees and gorse to the top, aided by the loan of a GPS.Gill15/12/2017
Car park by the large aerial was full, so I parked in a lay-by to the south at NH 64474 57385. Took the road north-west, then forest road east to first junction. Turned north on the track, then east again to gain the access track to the aerials. Found the faint path behind the compound to the trig. The gorse is now strangling it again, and the view has gone. The last few metres very prickly. On descent, ended up using my outward route after a failed attempt to take the track SWW to the high aerial - too overgrown to attempt after the path junction at NH 64361 58644. Solo nordic hike.Man of Kernow124/10/2017
Spent 2 hours blundering around, and must have been within 10 metres. Couldn't see the trig but found the second high point. Trees are growing fast and trig location will be even harder. Hopefully it will be relocated, otherwise I won't get all the the mainland Marilyns.Thearlaichdubh25/09/2017
With Mora, please take some shears with you to clip the gorse.BLACKHILL02/09/2017
From minor road by mast at 639579ChrisR01/07/2016
Surrounded by jaggy trees. GPS requiredelizyanne02/05/2016
With Jenx end of a long day around Drumglass, popped up here for a quick bag. From parking by the mast, along the track up the track. Forestry work on-going, no sign of the small cairn, just a big vehicle track. Dived into the conifers, growing fast and found with GPS the trig, surrounded by rampant gorse. Got to trig, absolutely no path so fought way out again, this is going to be fun in a few years when the trees and gorse grow further!!nordicstar15/01/2016
Snow probably made that last bit more challenging. Not sure there is a path any more.jenx15/01/2016
Take time to find the small pile of stones at the deep ruts on the edge of the new trees. This marks the path to the trig. Otherwise it's a fight.andy macp07/08/2015
Gorse pruning required to access trig!willyross27/07/2015
As others from locked gate. Easy on tracks then through trees to last 50m in gorse (small cairn marker on rutted track).SS24/06/2015
Bagging the trig.BigJ28/04/2015
parked at locked gate near masts tracks east then north then through gorse to the trig.robertphillips06/04/2015
Forest roads, then thin path from back corner of mast compound, over rough track and into the gorsePeteN28/03/2015
My 600th! With Meds after parking near to the mast to the south west. Access to the trig point is through thick gorse for 40/50 feet. A pleasant sunny afternoon.bolton11/02/2015
From large mast to SW. Top in new plantation, trig point surrounded by thick gorse. No views. Good wx. With PM.CJM11/02/2015
With GHC from the Minor road. Through the forest track to the odd buildings at the top. A bit overgrown.Play2End07/07/2014
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Took a man path from aerial over to trig across a big ditch.thejackrustles27/04/2014
Trig obscured by young trees, only found path on return, could be tricky in futureChris Peart26/11/2013
Heathergarbo110319/09/2013
Solo tripInvicta1421/08/2013
Late summer evening in twilight. From 630589 via various tracks in variable condition and finally a narrow heath path to the summit.Topographer5708/08/2013
last 150m getting prickly - search for narrow path at edge of established woodlandjimbloomer15/06/2013
Various. Inc JC and DC and OMartin6630/12/2012