Wednesday 20th June 2012
Start Point : Orbost Farm car park (NG 257 432)
Distance : 11.0 miles (5.5 miles there and 5.5 miles back) Height Ascended : 800 metres
From the car park at Orbost Farm an
unsurfaced track runs down to
Bharcasaig where there is a good view across Loch Bracadale towards the Cuillins.
Looking up Glen Bharcasiag to Healadhal Bheag (Macleod's Table South).
From the head of Loch Bharcasaig the track runs through a forestry plantation of mature spruce and larch.
In later life Joe Strummer, legendary leader of the punk band The Clash, developed a
keen interest in environmental issues and the importance of forest regeneration.
The forest here is planted in his memory .
..it overlooks Loch Bracadale with extensive views across to the Cuillins and the Small Isles (Eigg and Rum etc).
Cliff top dweller .
.and another - a Golden-ringed Dragonfly.
The main objective of this delightful coastal walk was to see the three sea stacks that are Macleod's Maidens.
In the far distance the
Macleod's Maidens - the largest stack is said to be The Mother,
the other two her Daughters (one a dumpy pinnacle the other a thin rock blade).
Macleods Maidens and two of Malcolms Maidens Hetty the mother and Marion her daughter.
A pair of Fulmars find a convenient ledge to roost / nest.
Looking northwest along the spectacular
Looking south over the grassy top of Idrigill Point towards Rum.
A distant view of the tops of the Trotternsh peninsula across Loch Bracadale.