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Dun Ardtreck trek done

Dun Ardtreck trek done


Postby denfinella » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:57 pm

Date walked: 21/08/2015

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 3 km

Ascent: 90m

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Before leaving Minginish I wanted to visit the northern tip of the peninsula, including Ardtreck point, its lighthouse, and its broch. A network of questionable B-roads and other unclassified ones led through Portnalong to a small parking area at the road end nearest to the headland. The sunshine seemed to be following us too, which was a bonus.


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First doubling back on the road, turning sharply left after 100 metres or so onto a helpful track. This continued past a few houses before reaching an open field, where a stile on the left side led to the open moor.

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A choice of paths led off from here - we picked one that led roughly west, a little wet in places. Suddenly Dun Ardtreck came into view - the most impressive broch we'd seen so far on Skye - for both its construction and its setting.

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Broch appetite satisfied, we continued north to the extremity of the headland - the path a little overgrown at the end. The lighthouse wasn't very interesting but it's beautifully set.

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Behind us, we headed up to the right of an abrupt crag, following the spine of the headland back towards the stile and access track.

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This goat reminded us of Jurassic Park somehow...

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Quiet but interesting corner of Skye.

Skye 2015
Early afternoon: Preshal More: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=56418
Next day: Marsco: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=56477
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