Carsaig to Lochbuie coastal walk
This superb linear coastal walk links the tiny settlements of Carsaig and Lochbuie by following the foot of the cliffs. It has something of everything; grassy pastures, fine woodland, impressive cliffs and basalt formations, a sea-stack, caves and waterfalls galore. Times and distances are for a one-way walk; transport would need to be arranged or alternatively the walk can be doubled in length by heading back.
Rough walking. Grassy path at times, other parts are boggy and short distances are very rocky near shoreline. Very easy scramble at one point, aided by rope. Part of the walk is impassable at high tide.
Parking area just above Carsaig pier. Finish at parking area by shore in Lochbuie.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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