Cnoc an Fhreiceadain

Cnoc an Fhreiceadain
Elevation 312.48 m (1,025 ft)
Translation Hill of Watching (Gaelic)
Location
Location Coldbackie, Sutherland, Scotland
Topo map OS Landranger 9
OS grid NC611594

Cnoc an Fhreiceadain (Hill of Watching) is a seaside mountain peak in northern Scotland. It is modest in height at 312 m (approximately 1000 feet), but both commands the township of Coldbackie and provides dramatic views across to Kyle of Tongue, to Orkney in the east, and Arkle in the West.

Cnoc an Fhreiceadain is an Old Red Sandstone conglomerate, and is around 400 Million Years old, dating from the middle of the Paleozoic era. The rocks are fairly loose and friable, and not particularly suitable for climbing, although some of the chimneys have been ascended. Travelling from the east along the coast, Cnoc an Fhreiceadain is the first hill of any significance that the traveller meets in Sutherland.

In 2004 as part of the BBC's Top Gear motoring programme, Jeremy Clarkson drove a Land Rover Discovery 3 from sea level to the top of Cnoc an Fhreiceadain.[citation needed]

External links

Coordinates: 58°30′02″N 4°23′06″W / 58.5006°N 4.385°W / 58.5006; -4.385



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Land Rover Discovery — Manufacturer Land Rover Production 1989 present Assembly …   Wikipedia

  • Coldbackie — Coordinates: 58°30′17″N 4°21′02″W / 58.50477°N 4.35059°W / 58.50477; 4.35059 …   Wikipedia

  • Top Gear (current format) — Infobox Television show name = Top Gear caption = The Top Gear logo genre = Motoring creator = writer = director = creative director = developer = presenter = Jeremy Clarkson Richard Hammond James May (since 2003) The Stig Jason Dawe (2002)… …   Wikipedia

  • Top Gear challenges — are a segment of the Top Gear television programme where the presenters are challenged by the producers, or by each other, to prove or do various things related to automobiles. Contents 1 Novelty/stunt challenges 2 Challenge reviews 3 How hard… …   Wikipedia

  • Land Rover Discovery — Otros nombres Land Rover LR3 Fabricante Land Ro …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.