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Lismore to the point

Lismore to the point


Postby Tazman » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:57 am

Route description: Castle Coeffin and Tirefour Broch from Point

Date walked: 15/09/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 15 km

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Walkhighlands have come up trumps again with another good walk.
We had planned to do more of the island but our time was shortened by a couple of days due to bad weather which cancelled the ferries.
The day we did this route was excellent weather with 25°c and not a breath of wind.
We started this route farther back than the jetty at the house we were staying at with a later than normal start but, when you’re on holiday on a small island, what’s the rush. Walking towards the Point where the passenger boat plies between Point and Port Appin on the mainland, 3 buzzards were soaring just above us looking for an early lunch.
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A few minutes later, a small sea plane flew over the trees heading north.
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The path round the north point is a bit rough in places but nothing a small child couldn’t cope with. We casually wound our way down the east coast admiring all the small inlets dotted all the way along then before you know it; you are at Port Ramsey with its neat houses in a row. Shortly after this, there is the fish farm just off the shore. We spent some time here trying to get a photograph of what we thought initially was an otter but it turned out to be a small seal. Drat.
The next section is pretty boggy though still grass so it is just a case of selecting the best way you can but after a while, it does improve and then you are on a proper track heading towards Castle Coeffin.

The final statement says it all.
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It was definitely summer as the photo below shows. No, it isn’t a seal; it’s a guy swimming in the bay.
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There is a good road from here heading inland towards Clachan and the café which is a welcome refreshment stop, especially with the outside seating area on a glorious day like this. Continuing along the road, we eventually came to the exit for the Broch which had a few cows blocking our way but thankfully, they moved off as we approached. The sign against the wall indicates the route north east and the path is easy to follow. Unfortunately, the broch isn’t as well preserved as the brochs at Glenelg or Carloway but still impressive all the same considering when it was built.
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We stopped for a while here just sitting admiring the scenery towards Appin and Benderloch. Such beauty on a great day.
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Sadly, it was time to move on and return to the house for some nourishment. All in all, a good easy walk that we were in no rush to finish taking a leisurely 6 hours 10 to complete. It really was a glorious day.
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Re: Lismore to the point

Postby Melantine » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:37 pm

We love Lismore! :clap:
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