Date: Sunday 23rd August 2015
Weather: Windy, hazy, hot.
Sunday dawned a bit wet and cloudy, but the forecasters reckoned on the skies clearing by about noon. We mooched around for a bit before heading out the Huisinis road to head up the hill at the top of this year’s to-do list – Huiseabhal Mor above Huisinis. Conditions were never right for this one on our May visit.
Parked the car at NB 007 104 near Cnoc Mor. We wanted a reasonably wide loop of this hill so we walked back east along the road 2km to Loch Haladail and then turned uphill along the Abhainn Haladail to ascend to Beidig above Gleann Crabhadail.
Pretty warm day with air temps well into the 20’s. A stiff breeze was only slightly cooling.
Reasonably fast progress to Beidig where there was a view east to Loch Leosaid and Cleiseabhal.
Headed for the crag line over Gleann Crabhadail – seen from the shore end a few times now.
Had half a thought to head up Tiorga Mor – with 2 ascents in the mist it would’ve been nice to see from the top. Resisted the temptation – I think this one will keep for a loop involving the eye-catching Taran Mor.
There’s a sublime view out to the sea-loch of Loch Crabhadail.
Headed up the grassy slopes of Huiseabhal Mor, keeping to the Gleann Crabhadail side to enhance the views.
Once on the top there were hazy views over the sea to Taransay and Toe Head.
Sat and enjoyed lunch on the lee side of the hill – although not cooling the wind was pretty gusty, nice to get some shelter.
After lunch we wandered over Oireabhal, heading for Huiseabhal Beag.
A nice changing perspective on Loch Crabhadail and loch a Ghlinne.
A cairn north of the summit of Huiseabhal Beag marks a fine viewpoint.
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Headed back to the bealach between Huiseabhal Beag and Oireabhal to descend down to Crabhadail.
We’d wanted to wander round the headland from Crabhadail to Husinis – a favourite little wander for us.
Taran Mor always catches my eye – hanging out over Loch Reasort. Still on the “to do” list.
Traigh Mheilein across from Scarp is a gorgeous spot – quite quiet as it need a few km walking from Huisinis to visit. One of our favourite spots.
Wandered along the beach – despite being early evening it still felt roasting. We were viewing this area from Griomabhal and our camp at Mealasta only about 3 months before.
There’s a path clinging to the cliffline to take you back to Huisinis.
Huisinis had quite a few tents around. I’d be offering prayers for the persistence of the breeze if I was in one.
From here it was a couple of km back to the car.
We’d bumbled around taking up nearly all the daylight on offer – as we got back to Tarbert the sun was setting back out over Huisinis.
Smashing day, great hill and so good to be back out in the Hebrides.