Date: Thursday 7th June 2018
Another day, clearing from a bit cloudy to nice sunshine. Thursday had the best forecast of the week so we did our main walk – the 3 Marilyns north of LochBoisdale.
Looking at South Uist from the east there are 2 hill triplets – the big hills of Beinn Mhor, Hecla and Coradail and to their south a triplet of smaller hills – Beinn Ruigh Coinnich, Triuirebheinn and Stulabhal.
It tends to be irksome seeing hills we haven’t actually climbed so this smaller triplet was on the menu.
Parked at a small parking area on the outskirts of Lochboisdale NF 785 200. Took a little road and then path to cross a footbridge at NF 787 205 and then follow the path to NF 795 208 before heading direct for Beinn Ruigh Coinnich.
Terrain is a bit gnarly, so distances on the ground expand as bluffs and knolls are passed. We picked our way down Beinn Ruigh Coinnich then started up Triuirebheinn.
Had some lunch on Triuirebheinn – basking in hot sunshine. Carried on north to Bealach a Chaolais and then on up Stulabhal.
Stulabhal has a cracking view – we’d been looking at it across Loch Snigiscleit earlier in the week, the view back was lovely.
….and then following the path back to Lochboisdale.
Harder work than the numbers suggest, but a fine walk. I’d definitely revisit on a day with better air clarity.