View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Yesterday's walk

Yesterday, I jumped on the 12 noon postbus to the district of Uig in the west of Lewis. An hour later, I alighted at the hamlet of Ungeshader on the shores of Loch Roag and headed west into the hills below Suainebhal [pronounce Swainyeval]. After reaching some old shielings (summer meadows), I went west over the pass below the mass of Suainebhal and turned north to make my way between the hill and Loch Suainebhat. That was a wee bit tricky in places, with some scrambling over rocks - and with a 100 foot drop down to the water below. The biggest challenge was the angle of the ground, a full 45 degrees. Once past that little difficulty, I quickly gained a little road which took me back to the shop at Timsgarry. To my surprise, the 4.45 bus came past at 5.35, allowing me a rapid transit back to Stornoway, a journey of 35 miles.

Postbus disappearing along the road at Ungeshader, past Loch Croistean

Fording Loch Croistean

Loch Pheillear Beag

Gearraidh Thodail (shielings)

View from below Suainebhal

Forty-five degree angled terrain between Suainebhal and Loch Suainebhat

Loch Suainebhat from the north


  1. I'm glad the weather cooperated for you and so did the buses. The scenery is breath taking.

  2. What a glorious day. And the bus coming to take you back to Stornoway. Beautiful wonderful pics.
    Where I grew up as a small girl the ground was at 45 degree angles in many areas. Difficult to walk straight.

  3. awwww very nice Guido!
    Come and visit and comment please I miss you

  4. I thought I was signed in as a member Guido but it seems not!
    Beautiful majestic photos of my beautiful Scotland. What a wonderful walk you had. You would have left me behind at the 45degree bit though. I don't like sheer drops underneath me.
    It was your day ...wasn't it? Everything happening for a purpose.
    Thanks for the tour and the 'heads up' too.
    I'm supposed to be copying files to CD's before I buy a new computer but I couldn't resist having a peep into some Blogs.

  5. p.s. How do I get alerts from this Blog?