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by litljortindan » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:33 pm
Date walked: 19/11/2017
Time taken: 3.5 hours
Distance: 4 km
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Although it doesn't look much on the map this turned out to be a very pleasant morning's walk. A little bit muddy on the way there but switching to the neighbouring lazy beds gave respite, albeit with occasional jumping required.
After 1km there is an obvious way up past the water board facility and soon after passing the latter the cliff top is reached. Good views from there south to Waterstein Head and north along the rest of the way.
Adhering to the cliff edge, where this was sensible, was highly entertaining. For obvious reasons though, this demanded a fair bit of care and concentration but mostly the way along was fairly level on short grass with occasional dips opening up views down to the bouldery Oisgill Bay below.
I'd originally planned to nip up and down quickly, leaving time for another wee hill but I was enjoying the views and pleasant walking so much I forgot all about rushing and took everything at a leisurely pace.
DSC03854 by John Little, on Flickr
Sunrise colours above Pinnacle Ridge.
DSC03858 by John Little, on Flickr
Locals not in a hurry to get out of the way.
DSC03879 by John Little, on Flickr
Sheep on the shore.
DSC03883 by John Little, on Flickr
First view along to the end of the cliffs.
DSC03941 by John Little, on Flickr
Looking down at the boulder beach of Oisgill Bay from half way along.
DSC03943 by John Little, on Flickr
North end of the cliffs.
DSC03962 by John Little, on Flickr
Zoom east to one of the waterfalls south of Biod an Athair.
DSC03966 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC03972 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC03979 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC03980 by John Little, on Flickr
Hint of the weather changing over the western isles.
DSC03984 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC04016 by John Little, on Flickr
A conglomeration of cliffs.
DSC04039 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC04091 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC04112 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC04116 by John Little, on Flickr
Biod an Athair, my recovery hill of last September and, so, a special place for me.
by Alteknacker » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:40 am
by litljortindan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Alteknacker wrote:Sensational pics! I perceive that I'm too Cuillin obsessed....
Thanks. I was up that Pinnacle Ridge when I was twenty five years old and it was great but I get as much pleasure now from the sea cliffs. Two years ago on Ramasaig cliffs at sunset was just amazing and will stay with me for the rest of my days, I have no doubt. Like Biod Ban, not a long walk and not much ascent but steep cliffs with grand views of the Outer Hebrides.
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