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Wonderful short walk to an idyllic beach

Route: Langamull Beach and Kildavie, near Dervaig

Date walked: 14/07/2020

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 6.25km

We did this walk on a cloudy damp day in July. Most of the way to the beach is on a rough stone road which turns into a grassy track near the beach. The first part through the felled forest area is now covered in bracken, grasses and wild flowers: although you can see the tree stumps it’s not unattractive and has lots of small birds. There are various gates and branch points in the path but if you keep left until the beach is in sight then skirt round the left side of the beach over the machair you will be rewarded with a fantastic view out to sea and a white shell beach. There was a heron and a ringed plover on the rock pools and some highland cows on the sand. Despite the low cloud we could make out Ardnamurchan point, Rhum and Coll. There are natural coves to the left end of the beach which look perfect for a quick swim on a warm day. The machair was in full bloom with bright yellow, purple, mauve, pink and white flowers.
We didn’t visit the village ruins at Kildavie on the way back as it had started to rain but the turn off was obvious. The information board at the car park said that the access to the viewpoint for the village is accessible for wheelchairs which is impressive though they might need to have light occupants or strong propulsion as it’s not a smooth surface.

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Gerry2020


Activity: Walker
Place: Glen Tamara
Ideal day out: Walk through woodland and over machair to a white sand beach




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Distance: 6.25 km


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