• Circular Walk: 3.9 miles
  • what3words address for parking. There is a small parking space, just off the main road, enough for one car, beside a gate and next to a stone sheep pen (fank?); don’t block the gate. This is at: ///breeze.fruitcake.lunging. If there is no room here, which there wasn’t for us, then it may be possible to park beside another gate on the main road at:
    ///personal.chess.scales. This was suggested as an alternative by the owners of our accommodation who said the gate was never used. However, we made sure there was space to pass us if access was needed.
  • GPX File

This was a lovely walk, suggested by the owners of our accommodation.

The view of Scolpaig Tower is very picturesque from the track and we saw a Golden Eagle perched on the tower when we were returning; fantastic!

The track leads to an abandoned farmhouse and then bears right towards the hill. When you come to a stone wall turn right in front of it to access a gate further along in the fence which then affords access to the hill. There is no track for the remainder of the walk. Climb the hill following the easiest route you can see and at the top you can see Bein Scolpaig, which has a trig column on it. Aim for this. You should pass a small loch on your right and the ground is more leve and easier to walk on, although much more boggy.

From the trig point head towards the coast where there is a pebble beach. A lovely spot for a bite to eat and a moment of solitude. There were lots of oyster catchers to entertain us.

We then headed west towards a cairn on a headland (Caisteal Odair), walking back towards the abandoned farmhouse. Be careful on the cliff tops here; especially if it’s windy.

We stopped to see the sea arch at ///hedgehog.congas.deform before continuing our walk, eventually rejoining the path we had taken on the way out.

A lovely walk, great views and lots of wildlife.

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