A wilderness walk

Route: Airigh-Drishaig, from Toscaig

Date walked: 06/09/2009

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 13km

Travelled to Applecross via Bealach na Ba which was shrouded in mist.Depending on how nervous you are on such a narrow twisting road with passing places with not much room and long drops,this may be no bad thing,especially given the large numbers of camper vans on the go early in the day.Arriving at Toscaig to start the walk, the weather had improved in such as the rain had become a steady drizzle but the mist had lifted. The route is easy to follow owing to the presence of hydro poles but the track was heavy going as in many places the heavy rain had turned the path into a burn.Also the track is very muddy in parts and the stony areas were very slippery so great concentration was required navigatating the tricky parts.On reaching the last burn before Airigh Drishaig we had to admit defeat as the burn was very swollen and fast flowing due to the recent rain and we reckoned it was safer to have lunch at this spot and just retrace our steps.The views at this point were lovely as we were looking over to Plockton and Duirinish.On the return journey,we had smashing scenes of Raasay with the distinctive volcano shape of Dun Caan in the foreground.Post we opted to take the coastal road to Shieldaig and down to Lochcarron to the highly recommended Waterside Cafe,always guarenteed a good meal here at reasonable prices.It rounded of an excellent day and we were very lucky with the weather as we had no rain for the best part of our day

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