Date: Sunday 2nd June 2013
Having left our pitch on Lewis we drove round to the Huisinis road on Harris. On the agenda for Harris were a few hills (weather-dependent) and some other points of interest.
One of the others was a closer look at Sron Ulladal – a huge overhanging cliff N of Oireabhal.
The weather was a bit mixed – a southerly was blowing cloud onto the Harris hills so we decided to stay out of the clag on the track out to Sron Ulladal.
Parked at the gate at Abhainn Suidhe – NB 051 077. A bit irritated to remember that you can park 400m up the track at NB 055 082 – when we got there.
There’s a hydro track running up to Loch Chliostair after which there’s a good path to Sron Ulladal.
The bog flowers seemed weeks behind our last visit (which had been late May) due to the long winter.
It was a bit grey (although dry) so we simply wandered along the track towards the Sron. There were a pair of black-throated divers on the loch (keeping silent).
We sat down and had lunch under the rock face – although grey the midge had not emerged. With sun coming and going we had a nice relax here.
From the summit of Mas a Chnoic Chuartich there were fine views west, east and north of rather infrequented ground.
From there a quick yomp back to the car – still grey and clagged on the south side of the hills.
From there we drove out to Huisinis – our favourite pitch site from last time. Parked the car in the little area at the jetty NA 990 123 and carried the tent 100m to pitch over the rise and away from other campers (any ability to carry a camp more than 100m seems enough for peace and quiet).
A brilliant place to sit – watched an otter, gannets and pods of dolphins in the channel across to Scarp.