Date: Sunday 12th February 2017
The forecast for the Sunday was good along the west coast, if very cold and breezy. The inland forecast was rather less good.
We decided to try out a little walk we’d had our eye on with a view to longer days at some future point.
The transmitter above Arisaig has an access track from Kinloid and we’d fancied a wander up to the high ground here for a while.
Parked near the Primary School at Arisaig NM 658 870. There’s a little path which leads to the main road opposite the Kinloid road, we headed along this in pre-dawn light. Went past the farm on an icy road and then started up the transmitter access track.
A little height and we started to see a bit of Alpenglow across on Skye.
We should really have got up earlier – it was a full moon and this was setting behind Rum.
It really is a fine place for views.
Up to the transmitter as the sun gained height, the odd potential tent pitch identifiable for future reference. Not a bad spot for a camp.
The sun needed a bit more height to light up the foreground around Arisaig.
Continued uphill towards Sgurr an t-Sasunnaich, fairly easy ground other than the distraction factor of the view.
Once on Sgurr an t-Sasunnaich we had a break and enjoyed the view, a bit of a chilly breeze but a cracking spot.
We headed on over towards Sgurr an Albanaich, terrain was a little bobbly with pools to avoid.
A lovely upland. We have a few possibilities from here onwards to the east, perhaps from train station to station. For this day though it was an easy wander.
A nice view to Loch Morar.
Out towards Skye MV Lord of the Isles was on her way in from Lochboisdale to Mallaig.
Headed back the way we’d come. A short day means a distractable day. Lots of distractions.
A nice view of Eigg over a pool
Had a last look around from Sgurr an t-Sasunnaich before starting downhill to the transmitter.
A cracking wee walk and a decent wee reconnoitre.