This wide-angle shot shows the Cape Mabou Highlands as they are seen from a field just off the North Highlands Road. They run a little to the west of south above the Cèilidh Trail (Route 19) as it passes from Strathlorne to Mabou village. Cape Mabou Road runs along the plateau on top of the Cape Mabou Highlands well in from the edges of the plateau one sees here. The sweeping slope one sees ascending diagonally up at the right of this photo is the one North Highlands Road climbs on its way up to the plateau.
This view is a close-up view of the sloping hill seen in the previous photo. Across most of this photo’s width, one sees the plateau along the top of which North Highlands Road runs, though it is well back from the edges of the plateau one sees in this view. To the right of the dark line of evergreens along the slope of this hill, one can probably make out the course of North Highlands Road as it snakes up through the trees before making a sharp left somewhat below the summit.
This is another close-up view of the sloping hill, but looking further east. Again, one can probably see at the far left of the photo the course of North Highlands Road as it ascends to the plateau. 410 North Highlands Road lies below the knob in the centre. Until it starts its ascent, North Highlands Road runs parallel to and some distance away from the base of the plateau.
¹ Officially, the paved road is the North Highlands Road, though, locally, it is often referred to as the Foot Cape Road, most likely primarily because the community along this road is known as Foot Cape but also because when descending Cape Mabou on the Foot Cape Road (today the more important road, though gravel), it appears to continue on to the paved road at the Y junction 1.4 km (0.9 mi) west of the Cèilidh Trail.↩