Ben Bhraggie

Europe, United Kingdom, Highland

Ben Bhraggie (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn a' Bhragaidh) is a mountain in Sutherland in Scotland, overlooking the village of Golspie. It rises to an elevation of 397 metres (1,302 ft) above sea level. Near its top is a statue of George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland, now notorious for his role in the Highland Clearances. There have been calls for this statue, known locally as the "Wee Mannie", to be removed or demolished. A network of mountain bike trails, the Highland Wildcat Trails, have been built on side of Ben Bhraggie. This features black and red graded routes, going from the summit of the hill down to the village of Golspie, including the longest singletrack descent in the UK at around 7 km. Ben Bhraggie features in a sentimental Scots song Granny's Hieland Hame.