View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Friday, 10 August 2012

Friday 10 August

Although the day started fairly cloudy, the sun came out and pushed the mercury to 19C / 66F. It certainly tempted me out for a walk in the Castle Grounds this afternoon. After crossing the Golf Course from the Porter's Lodge to the Marybank Gate, I ventured into the wilds around Strawberry Hill. It took me about 45 minutes to walk to the Marybank Gate, a distance of 2 miles. The next half mile took me 45 minutes, making my way across the very rough terrain. Tussocky heather, rhodondendrons, deep gullies and bogs, not to mention the steep slopes of the hill. Strawberry Hill is 220 feet high.

Path of sorts leading off Strawberry Hill

End of track. How do you mean, drought?

View south from Strawberry Hill Path across the Golf Course Chimney needs sweeping. And it's not the veronica bush that's the sweep


  1. Looks like it was a beautiful walk. The chimney sure does need cleaning. LOL

  2. Lovely collection of photos. It sounds like a good walk with the different types of terrain. It's been too hot here for any walking. :( I miss my woodland walks.

  3. Delightful post! Living as I do in Australia, I can only dream of Scotland, which I only visited once in 2004. I have a particular interest in the wilder, more isolated parts such as the highlands and islands etc. But virtual travel is a good substitute, and I am really loving Twitter for that. Thankyou for your contribution, it never fails to please :)