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Scotland's Top walks: Quinag, Sutherland This remote, ice-scoured peak overlooks Diarmid's home in Assynt. For walkers, the steep cliffs and spineback ridge prove spectacular (if relatively easy) sport. The fact that the car park is already at 250m helps with the romp up the grassy lower slopes to the 808m summit. "From the top, you look across a very ancient landscape," says Diarmid. "It's 3.5 billion years old and fascinating geologically." The name of the mountain means "milking stool"

Ben Cleuch - This small cairn marks the summit of The Law (638m/2093ft), the subsidiary top that is passed on the way to the summit of Ben Cleuch. It also marks the end of the steep slope that is a feature of the Ochil Hills southern flanks. From here it's an easy walk to Ben Cleuch about a km further along. The setting sun provides the backdrop.

Suilven, Lochinver, Assynt, Scotland, photo by Sven Broeckx. He says "I had to walk 19.5 km (6 hours) to get this shot. Once on top, everything was shrouded in mist, so I had to wait 2 hours before I get this view during 2 minutes before mist came back, eliminating the view again. explored!" Just amazing

"There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it." - Alan Paton, Cry the Beloved Country

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Argil is mostly know for its hills, usually covered in crops of some kind or cows. Sometimes there would be an enchanted tree at the top, ready to strike down anyone that came too close.

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