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Posties Path - Culnacraig to Ardmair (Ullapool)

Date walked: 23/07/2017

I've noticed there isn't much in the way of photos for this short trail so I've dragged some out of the depths to show it off.
I walked it in 2015 during a holiday in Coigach after hearing about it for years. As I started the weather was perfect but unfortunately, as it does in the Highlands, it went downhill to what I can only call heavy drizzle.
I'd heard the route could be a bit hairy in places....this is true, especially in the wet. You are quite often following a very narrow 'path' with a sheer drop to the sea and rocks below.
That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I remember getting to the end of a particularly slippy, scary section when I came across a group of young teenagers with 2 adults coming the other way. It turned out they were doing their D of E. I stopped the instructors and advised them to turn around or find another way. I certainly wouldn't have wanted to be in charge of teens going along that path! Anyway, we all carried on our ways. I eventually got to where I was looking down on Ardmair and turned around to head back. I didn't see any sign of them on the return.....so hopefully they made it through ok or headed up n over.

Once back almost to Culnacraig I set up camp in a dryish sheltered spot. I walked back to Polbain, where I was staying for the week, the next morning.

Anyway, in summary, if you are a experienced mountain walker used to sheer drops and precarious paths, walk this path. Its well worth it for the views out over the islands.
I wouldn't advise anyone with young children attempting it.


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I apologise for the drips on the lens....it was quite wet :(

Btw, if you're thinking it doesn't look too bad..... the bad bits you need 2 hands for so no photos :lol:

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Location: Co.Durham
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Ambition: Scottish National Trail

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