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Rubha Hunish, Skye

Two trips up to the northernmost point on Skye this week.... Lots of nesting razorbills, shags and kittiwakes as usual. There are also a pair of bonxies (Great Skuas) which seem to be resident near the tip of the peninsula. Also saw an otter swimming off the west side of the Hunish on Thursday night...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Rubha Hunish, Skye
Replies: 0
Views: 2818

Thanks

Thanks Tom. We've added a note to the Hompage to make it clear which regions have their walks online at the moment; hopefully this will be changing pretty soon. We've also made some changes to stop the pictures going over the map on narrower screens (or if you have your favourites open). Let us know...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:30 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Onwards and Upwards
Replies: 1
Views: 3202

Thanks

Thanks for your encouragement John.

I've added a note on the homepage to make it clearer that the other regions are 'coming soon' as far as walks go.
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Very Impressed!
Replies: 3
Views: 3422

cycling and walking

Hi there, As you suggest, Trotternish in the north is great for cycling and also for walking, especially for the less experienced hillwalker - the hills are less daunting than the Cuillin but the landscape is very dramatic. There are a great number of walks in this area on this website. Staffin camp...
by Paul Webster
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:34 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cycling and walking in Skye
Replies: 2
Views: 4401

Skye campsites

Bonjour It really depends on what sort of walks you'd like to do. If you are into walking up the more difficult mountains, then Glen Brittle (this is the name that is used rather than Bualintur) or Sligachan are the best choices. Sligachan is easily reached by buses; there is just one early morning ...
by Paul Webster
Sat May 26, 2007 5:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some question in badly english
Replies: 1
Views: 3472

Torridon here we come....

Finally started properly on the Torridon area of the site.

What fantastic weather - and my initial thought is why is Beinn Bhan so neglected? This was a fantastic walk, and there was barely a trace of a path. Get up there walkers - it's fabulous!
by Paul Webster
Thu May 03, 2007 12:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Torridon here we come....
Replies: 1
Views: 3102

Skye - Redwing, Glen Affric - Sika deer

Saw a redwing on the footpath from the Columba centre to Staffin slipway yesteday. Had quite a few of these in the garden last year but this is the first we've seen this season. Also saw a Sika deer by the road near Tomich (Glen Affric). Quite the cutest looking thing you could see (bar red squirrel...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 03, 2007 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Skye - Redwing, Glen Affric - Sika deer
Replies: 0
Views: 2515

Loch a' Bhealaich

Saw six whooper swans settled on the above loch en route to the Bealach na Sgairne from Glen Affric on Monday.

I've not seen whoopers in quite such a remote and grand setting before... :o
by Paul Webster
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Loch a' Bhealaich
Replies: 0
Views: 3215

Still mild....

A fine day today (2 March) - still no snow on the Trotternish Hills, and barely any even on the highest summits when we were in Kintail last weekend. This forum now covers the whole of the Highlands, so it'd be nice to hear about conditions in other areas of Scotland..... Anyone know if there's much...
by Paul Webster
Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:45 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current weather conditions - Skye
Replies: 7
Views: 7172

Otters near Corran

Walked along the old coast path from Corran in the Glenelg peninsula on Friday (see Glenelg coastal walk - a superb walk if you don't know it).

There was a large dog otter swimming along the Loch Huorn coastline - we kept catching him up every few minutes before he eventually gave us the slip.
by Paul Webster
Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Otters near Corran
Replies: 0
Views: 3107

Roe Deer

I disturbed a couple of roe deer whilst walking to Plockton's Coral Beach today. There were quite close but zipped away pretty quickly.

Not really on Skye, but it's actually the first time I've seen these in the Highlands. Are they common? :?:
by Paul Webster
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Roe Deer
Replies: 5
Views: 4180

No snow on Trotternish Ridge

Glorious sunshine today, the first for over a week.

The continuing mild weather means there is no snow at all now in Trotternish. The Cuillin have very little either from what I have seen - does anyone living nearer have a better view?
by Paul Webster
Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current weather conditions - Skye
Replies: 7
Views: 7172

Merlin at Stenscholl

Saw a Merlin today hovering by the road verge in Stenscholl, Staffin.

Reminds me of how we hardly ever see Kestrels in these parts - I don't think I've ever seen one on Skye. It makes a change from the buzzard which we see nearly every time we wonder down the road in front of Garafad.
by Paul Webster
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Merlin at Stenscholl
Replies: 0
Views: 3492

Ordnance survey maps now online!

All the walks on Skyewalk are now marked on special free-to-view OS maps. Simply click on the 'View Map' button from each walk page to download the map.

Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions, and whether you find this useful.

Happy hiking :P
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Ordnance Survey mapping coming soon....
Replies: 1
Views: 3142

Castles and gardens....

I'd recommend Armadale Castle and gardens - the castle is a ruin but the gardens and museum are excellent. Dunvegan Castle is very popular and has good gardens though some think it a little overpriced. The Museum of Island Life near Kilmuir is also worth a visit. Generally the scenery is Skye's grea...
by Paul Webster
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skye Castles and Gardens
Replies: 1
Views: 5453
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