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Ramasaig and Moonen Bays, Skye
by pgrizz » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:16 pm
Route description: The Hoe and Waterstein Head
Date walked: 07/11/2012
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 14 km
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This wander begins at the lonely, isolated farmstead of Ramasaig and follows the old cart track which goes south to Lorgill Bay.
The track begins in a very muddy manner and the first obstacle is the ford across the
Abhainn an Lòin Bhàin which will be problematic after heavy rain, today it was ok.
When the track begins to descend to Lorgill head right over boggy terrain to The Hoe and then to the cliff edge at Gob na Hoe where great views of the Duirinish coast are to be had.
From this point follow the edge of the cliffs north and drop eventually to Ramasaig Bay.The wind was rather strong.
Abhainn an Lòin Bhàin enters the bay with a fine cascade
and Ramasiag Waterfall can be seen further round the bay. Loch Eishort waterfall on the other side of Ramasaig cliff can also be seen.
Cross the Abhainn an Lòin Bhàin and then Ramasaig Burn before the steep ascent of Ramasaig Cliff the top of which gives excellent views across Moonen Bay to Neist Point and South to Gob na Hoe.
Continue north crossing Moonen Burn,the outflow of Loch Eishort
onto Waterstein Head which is the high point of this walk. The views are tremendous though the top is spoiled somewhat due to old barbed wire fencing.
More or less the whole the cliff top section of the route can be seen from Waterstein Head
From the top of the cliff head to Loch Eishort
via beinn na Coinnich over rather boggy ground before arriving the road for the short walk back to the car.
Weather varied from sunshine to hale stones to torrential downpours but the constant was the strong wind.
A cracking route which I thoroughly recommend.
by johnkaysleftleg » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:32 pm
by headless spectre » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:48 pm
by pgrizz » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:49 pm
johnkaysleftleg wrote:Saw some of the pics on flickr. One bit of Skye I've yet to explore but looks like an excuse to return once again.
Definately worth a look. A cracking coastal walk could be done from Orbost to Neist point but would probably need two cars, or an understanding companion!!
by pgrizz » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:53 pm
headless spectre wrote:Bet you didn't see a soul all day.
Only ourselves and the farmer at the very start.
by pgrizz » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:54 pm
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