Kintail & Skye Day 1 (continued)
With the weather still looking good after our visit to Signal Rock, we decided on another short walk at Ballachulish on our way north to Kintail. The Brecklet Trail climbed high above Ballachulish Slate Quarries, the air noisy with grasshoppers. Great views over Loch Leven and towards Beinn a' Bheithir.
The circuit then descends through dense forest - don't miss the "fairy village" on the way down!
The end of the track comes out at the top of Brecklet village, with two pretty churches to visit on the way back to the car park.
Before leaving we made a couple of detours. First, to the inside of the quarry:
Second, to the inclined plane (by the side of the A82), once used to transport slate down from higher parts of the quarry:
For the rest of the afternoon we toured the length of the Great Glen, visiting a few minor beauty spots. The weather kept appearing to be closing in, but by gradually moving north we seemed to be keeping ahead of the thunderstorms, and the day stayed dry and sunny. With hindsight we could have gone for a bigger hill walk, but we had a pleasant day nevertheless.
Kintail & Skye 2019
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