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a lovely loch side walk

a lovely loch side walk

Postby nickiec » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:28 pm

Route description: Loch Kernsary round, Poolewe

Date walked: 11/08/2017

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 10 km

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This is a lovely route round the loch getting you quickly out into some remote scenery with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We opted to do the walk in a clockwise direction, parking in the car park at the bridge and then walking along the main road. Very quickly you are away from Poolewe...not that it's particularly busy (though, on a Tuesday in summer the Poolewe Market is good for stocking up on some local produce - can command the sugarcroftfaerie marshmallows - yummy!! - and Poolewe can be a bit busy.

The path along the loch side is really pleasant. We were a wee bit concerned about the stile and whether we could get the dog over or under it it....underit was fine, as long as he crawled under on his tummy! The path does then become a bit boggy until you sear Kernsary itself. Head through the field and in the top right corner you will spot the bridge to cross then head up alongside the fence and kennels - the buffs made everyone know we were there.

After the house the route does become more tedious with track and then road walking, but it is broken up by some pretty views...to Loch Maree, over to the Torridon Mts and then finally along the river itself.

All in all, a pleasant mornings walk and the cafe at the bridge does lovely coffee and cake to round off the trip.
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