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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.




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.




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.




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.



This goat reminded us of Jurassic Park somehow...


Quiet but interesting corner of Skye.

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