Stac Pollaidh

Mountain in Wester Ross

Stac Pollaidh From Loch Lurgain
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Richard Webb

One of the most popular hills in Scotland to climb, due to its relative ease and spectacular location, the steep slopes of Stac Pollaidh rise from the roadside towards impressive pinnacles. The peak has a rocky crest of Torridonian sandstone, with many pinnacles and steep gullies. These were formed when the ridge was exposed to weathering above the ice sheet during the last Ice Age, while the ice flow carved and scoured the smooth sides of the mountain. There is a circular route which will take you around the base of the pinnacles, with an optional ascent up to the ridge from where there are breath-taking views over Assynt to the north and Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles to the south. Although steep, the hill is actually relatively simple to climb, thanks to the well-made, pitched path. Allow 2- 3 hours for the complete circuit. You will need good footwear and warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can change quickly.

Visiting Stac Pollaidh

Duration: 20 minutes

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Ben More

Mountain in Isle of Mull

Ben More From North Of Loch Tuath
CC BY-SA 4.0 / Fi$hcakes

Ben More is the highest mountain on the Isle of Mull and is the remnant of volcano and is the only island Munro outside Skye. Ben More’s name means ‘Great Mountain’ and is a popular hotspot for walkers. On a clear day at the summit you can see the Sound of Mull, the islands of Staffa, Iona and Ulva and also the Ross of Mull, the largest peninsula of the island. Popular routes up Ben More range from around 4-6.5 hours with varying levels of difficulty but the view from the summit is highly rewarding! Best way to start the hike is from the south shore of Loch na Keal at Dhiseig. There is also a car par nearby.

See for details of the walk.

Visiting Ben More

Duration: 20 minutes

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Monte Urgull

Castle and Mountain in San Sebastián

Urgull is a hill overlooking the Bay of Biscay in San Sebastián, Spain. Urgull is now a tree-covered hill with picturesque military structures and pleasant promenades and viewing points overlooking the bay and the city.
It is located between the old town and the Paseo Nuevo, at the eastern end of La Concha Bay.

The name Urgull comes from the Gascon word meaning ‘pride’. The hill was the strong point of the town since its foundation in the 12th century. The hill was reinforced in the 16th century with the addition of a wall and a stronghold and the Mota Castle. The hill faced military action during the Siege of San Sebastián (1813) and the assaults of 1823, 1836 and 1876 during the Carlist Wars. The stronghold at the top of the hill is now occupied by a small free history museum, and is part of the larger San Telmo Museoa located at the south-eastern access of the hill.

The Monumento del Sagrado Corazón, a 12 metre-high sculpture of Jesus Christ added in 1950 at the top of the hill.

The are several military batteries on Urgull. The Batería de las Damas is most impressive. It is named after the women, or damas who would collect water at a nearby fountain, La Fuente Acorazada which was accessed via the battery.

The Cementerio de los Ingleses or  Cemetery of the English lies on the slopes of Monte Urgull. Although nobody knows for sure where the name comes from it is thought to be P the resting place of the English soldiers who fell in Guipuzcoa during the first Carlist war. This was the conflict (1833-1840) in which the Carlists, loyal to Carlos María Isidro de Borbón fought against the Isabelinos, connected to Isabel II and her supporters.

Visiting Monte Urgull


24 Hours



Address: Monte Urgull, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 2 hours

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