Date: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Weather: Cloudy then clearing
Back on the mainland after our quick trip up from Lochboisdale to Stornoway we were keen to revisit some old favourites in the far NW.
Near the top of the list was Suilven – last visited in 2004.
Nothing too much to say about the route – parked at the end of the public road to Glencanisp Lodge at NC 107 219. From there we walked east along the track, past Suileag and on to the obvious path ascending Suilven from the north.
The gorse was in full bloom and the scent of coconut was strong – the scent of spring.
The John Muir Trust has a 2 year project to upgrade the path from this side – their crew was hard at work on the lower parts. It will be nice when done I think – the ascent to Bealach Mor has eroded badly under thousands of feet.
Sat on the north side, in lee of the brisk and cool southerly, and had some lunch. The summit would make for an interesting camp spot sometime.
After an hour or so we reversed route back to the car.
A cracking walk – one of the iconic Scottish Hills. Hopefully we’ll be back in laess than 13 years this time.