Date: Monday 4th June 2018
With perfect weather continuing in the NW Highlands it was a little disappointing that South Uist was trapped in a plume of low, grey cloud for much of our week’s holiday.
Still, at this time of year cloud usually thins and burns off.
We had a few planned walks, and a few reserves. With a hint that the cloud would burn off we headed to Rubha Aird a Mhuile, the westernmost point on South Uist. Partly to see the machair, partly to scope out pitch sites foe future visits.
A number of birds around – oystercatchers, gulls and eider ducks.
The Oystercatchers were at a variety of stages of development –
We decided to go for a short hill walk up Airneabhal. Probably most directly approached out a track from the west side, we decided instead to head to the road end on the south shore of Loch Aineort and do a wee loop instead.
We headed about 1km west then turned south up Beinn Ailein. Saw one adult sea eagle cruising around further east.
We wondered about circuiting Loch Snigiscleit over Stulabhal, which looks a nice walk. Instead headed from Beinn Ailein up Airneabhal.
From Airneabhal we dropped north back to the car.
A short walk, but a nice one. The circuit of Loch Snigiscleit would be a good alternative.