As a family walk 1h 30 mins for the ascent and less than an hour for the descent.
The main objective is the monument rather than the top of the hill with is marked by a few stones. Cnoc Fyrish is really a satellite of Cnoc Ceislein. An alternative descent of turning left at the wee lochan is recommended as both a quieter and more gradual. It possibly offers more open views to the north.
Parking is at 627715. This is a popular walk and parking is limited. The clear path leaves the back of the car park
21 July 2015
As a less challenging walk, this is something that I had left for the visit of my sister and nephew. We were also accompanied by my son, Thomas.
The route follows a well constructed path with sturdy bridges and steps up the short, steeper sections.
The route reaches a small lochain which is a good spot for a rest in needed.
Clearing the tree-line reveals fine views of the Chromarty Firth.
Finally, the monument is reached.
There were cloudberries a stone's throw away from the monument.
It is certainly worth wandering over to higher ground for the views north to Carn Chuinneag (Corbett) and Beinn Tharsuinn (Graham).
We took the alternative descent route which provided a more open option with good views towards Beinn Tharsuinn and other hills.
This rejoins the upward route at the small lochain. It is then a quick descent back to the car park. This is a popular spot and inconsiderate parking meant that a certain amount of manoeuvring was required to exit.
We had timed everything well - a leisurely "Big Scottish Breakfast" in the Morrison's Café in Alness, a leisurely paced ascent of Fyrnish and still arrived in plenty of time for our booked 14:00 tour of the Balblair distillery.