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Laxdale Lochs and Ceapabhal

Sub 2000s: Ceapabhal (Harris)

Date walked: 28/04/2024

Time taken: 3.8 hours

Distance: 12km

Ascent: 495m

Sub 2k Marilyns: Ceapabhal
Date: 22/04/2024.
Distance: 5.5 + 6.5km.
Ascent: 115 + 380m.
Time taken: 1 hour, 20 minutes + 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Weather: Showery turning sunny with a cold northerly wind.

We awoke to our first full day on Harris next to the Laxdale Lochs. After a quick dip and a couple of cups of tea we decided to do the very short walk around the loch immediately north of us - there is a new path here and a footbridge over the short channel to the next loch.


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ImageSwim in Laxdale Lochs

The second part of the walk follows the old right of way down Glen Laxdale - this is very well maintained. Back at the road I suggested we turn right and add a little extra on by passing through Urgha - interesting even if we ended up on a short stretch of boggy path followed by a very steep climb back up to the road!

ImageUrgha from the Scalpay road

I had heard that there was a new brewery round at Leverburgh so we drove down there next to have a look. It is actually the old chippy, and still serves food (although slightly posher now). They looked to have quite a few interesting things on tap but not a massive amount to take away - a shame as I couldn't really justify sitting around in the pub on a Monday afternoon! I'll be back for another look sometime.

Now we were down at this end of Harris, the obvious thing to do was to go up Ceapabhal. It was still in the cloud and Jackie wasn't feeling that motivated so we went for coffee and cake in the Temple cafe first. After that we strolled out along the southern coast of the neck of land that joins Crapabhal to the rest of Harris and went for a dip at Traigh na Cleabhaig. This is a favourite Harris beach of mine as it is just far enough away from the road to be a little quieter.


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ImageBeach at Northton

ImageRainbow at Northton

ImageTraigh na h-Uifdhe, Northton

ImageCeapabhal and Traigh na Cleabhaig

ImageSwimming at Traigh na Cleabhaig

ImageTraigh na Cleabhaig

After swimming the hill had just about cleared of mist so we decided to wander up. There was a freezing north wind blowing (something that would be a theme of the trip to varying degrees) - not strong but cutting. We missed the path at the beginning but joined it closer to the summit. One of my favourite hills on Harris despite the benign profile and lowly height. The view up the western beaches and back to the other hills is quite unique.

ImageTraigh na Cleabhaig and Greabhal

ImageWest Haris

ImageNorthton and Greabhal from Ceapabhal

ImageEnsay and North Uist

ImageTaransay and West Harris

ImageBack to Northton

ImageTraigh Scarasta

ImageWest from Ceapabhal

ImageAcross Taransay to North Harris

We followed the path back down - we had actually crossed it on the way up but then managed to miss it. Not that it mattered as the ground is good. Rather than follow the beaches back we cut straight across the grazing on a track.

ImageSouth

ImageBeaches from Ceapabhal

The forecast for Tuesday was potentially the best of the week so we hoped to get onto the higher hills. With that in mind we drove north a bit and stopped for the night between Borve and Horgabost - always a good bet.

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2003

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Distance: 798 km
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2002

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Distance: 634 km
Ascent: 42245m
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2001

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Distance: 738.5 km
Ascent: 59035m
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Wainwrights 23

2000

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Distance: 512.5 km
Ascent: 42190m
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