View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sunday 29 April

After a very cold night, with a low of -2C / 28F, we were treated to a sunny day with reasonable temperatures. After 3pm, a thin layer of cloud moved across the island and stopped just off the east coast. I ventured out for a walk, 5¼ miles round the Castle Grounds. The amble is locally referred to as going Round the Creed, the Creed being the moorland river which is the southern boundary of the Castle Grounds. You start at the Bridge Centre, then follow the coastline all the way to the river. The walkway then veers along the river for half a mile as far as the Iron Fountain. A little garden has been created at the junction of paths there, making for a vast improvement. More improvements were found on Gallows Hill, a 220 ft high prominent hill with nice views across Stornoway. Returned past Lews Castle, which is being refurbished, then back into town.