Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

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

5 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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  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.
    Jeanie

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

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