Costa Del Heilans, day1
by tall-story » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:56 pm
Route description: Ben Loyal
Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Loyal
Date walked: 21/07/2014
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As Usual it all started very early in the morning (430 as it happens) as I just prefer this time of day and it also lets me get well away from the main traffic before it all gets a bit mad on the roads. So before I knew it I was in Dingwall at 710am looking for tescos to get my rations of Jelly Snakes (cos I forgot them) so 15 mins or so later after a bit of a wander around and a chat with a very lost looking member of staff I had my snakes and I was off on the next leg of the journey and an hour later I was at Bonar Bridge and how nice was it looking in the early light! Further along the road and it was Loch Shin and the very odd wee hoosie on the island, does anyone know the story behind it ? Onwards again and before long I was passing Klibreck and dreaming about the fantastic couple of days I had up there earlier in the year, a bit farther and Tongue was in sight and I think its one o many fantastic views on this road. 15mins later I was at the first of many planned hills for this few days away, after a wee false start I eventually found the start of this walk and it was looking good, if a wee bit cloudy. The forecast was cloudy at times but to clear later, so all looked good. The walk in was pretty good, if a bit longer than I expected but there was plenty to look at and of course take photies off but it wasn't to last as the clag soon came in and as usual it was more or less there all the time I was, at least till I got almost back to the car . So that was that, just short of 5hrs which was fine as I had no need to hurry as I had the rest of the day to be a tourist on my way to Sandwood Bay or maybe not ? Off I went and after a few photo stops I duly arrived at Oldshore More beach which is the start of the walk to Sandwood bay, but as it had been such a long day so far I opted not to go to Sandwood as I pooped, and it had been suggested to me before I went that Oldshore More Beach would be just about as nice but without the crowds and it sure was. After a wee nap and a cup of tea I set off on my wee adventure of this fantastic beach which was superb, what with the wild flowers, cliffs beach views and of course clear blue skies by this time ( as the forecast predicted). After an hour or two here it was time to set of for my planned camp site at Scourie . So after a shower and a wee sleep till things cooled down, it was time to eat and have a well deserved couple of pints and the obligatory beach walk at sunset , which was simply gorgeous
by Beaner001 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:49 pm
Hows the new pup coming along?
by dawnfoth » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:14 pm
I've yet to venture up there.... canna wait!
by tall-story » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:56 pm
Hey Dawnforth its been a while since I looked at your balloons and by jings you are fairly getting through the hills
by Silverhill » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:32 pm
That looked like a lovely day, apart from the mist on the hill. Must visit Oldshore More beach when I’m up north. It looks fabulous
by Silverhill » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:50 pm
by tall-story » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:07 pm
by spiderwebb » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:36 pm
by Beaner001 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:25 am
tall-story wrote:Silverhill, yes I think you might be correct, its a case of I don't want the fantastic adventure that it has been to end Then what will I do ?? Corbetts Maybe ?
Haha, i've been looking at your Munro map and been thinking the same as Silverhill for a while now mate, hope they upgrade an mountain or two in the next few years
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