Date: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Another clearing day, and another decision as to where to go. Once again the big tops looked likely to hold the clag so we headed off after lunch for a short walkon some little hills.
A good start – a sea eagle flew over our accommodation.
Decided to head up Liuthaid and consider adding nearby Beinn a Mhuill depending on sunshine.
Parked at the large parking area at Bowglass NB 185 115. There’s a very good track running up the glen. Quickly got up to Bealach na h-Uamha. The bigger Harris hills were well-clagged in, but we were enjoying a leeside cloud gap and sunshine.
Turned off the track at the bealach and wandered up to Tom Ruisg. There’s a nice lochan here.
Over the N side of the ridge there are views along Loch Langabhat.
It’s a fairly gentle stroll to the top of the triple-topped hill from here – dramatic views to our south.
A golden eagle flew around, shadowed by a group of ravens.
Arrived at Mullach a Ruisg – one of the 3 tops.
Great views over to Pairc and Todun from here – really catch the eye.
We wandered over Mullach Biogadail to the summit Liuthaid – just an undulating summit area really.
At Liuthaid there is an unobstructed view over Lewis. The darker, wetter weather had stuck over Lewis for a few hours as Harris got the sunshine. An unusually stable weather border, with us just on the right side.
A bit of a break, just enough breeze to shift the midge that had been poised at every turn.
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Dropped east off the summit to the track down to Loidse ath Linne – didn’t bother with Beinn a Mhuil as the Lewis weather system was finally winning and moving south.
15 minutes along the road – being eaten by midge while walking at a brisk pace is an indicator of horror levels of midge. We didn’t stop to find out.
Excellent wee hill – rather good views of Loch Shiophoirt and to Lewis.