Category Archives: Hebrides

Sligachen to Elgol

Small Isles from Camusunary

Small Isles from Camusunary

You might remember the Colvend Coast claimed to be the best coastal walk in Britain.  Now it certainly was great, but today’s walk easily beats it.  With a bit of logistic skill the Missus dropped us off at Sligachen on Skye for a walk through the mountains to the coast on the other side and then a coastal section to Elgol. It might have been that we had picked a beautiful day, but this walk was simply stunning. Continue reading

Dun Caan circuit, Raasay

Jazz sniffing a Mermaid

Jazz sniffing a Mermaid

I’ve always wanted to go to Raasay: it’s something about its love of repeated vowels, and the fact that it is a lovely place.  A friend’s son spent most of his geography degree on the island so it obviously has nerd appeal too.  And with yet another beautiful day forecast it was easy to tempt the Missus over: and I had a special cycling treat in store for her… Continue reading

Ardnave Point

Near Ardnave Point

Near Ardnave Point

An autumn break on Islay and while the Missus is off scaring geese with her hi-vis cycling attire, Jazz and I are off for a wander around Ardnave Point in the north-west of the island.  It is one of those walks where the expression “Why on Earth haven’t we been here before?” keeps being uttered because this walk is an absolute beauty. Continue reading