Go Further!

We’ve had a glorious start to October with strong easterly winds keeping any significant cloud well to the south. The good weather coincided with Alexa and Simon’s visit for four days hiking with go further. They didn’t have specific objectives so we suggested four of the best walks in the area. Luckily, we managed to some interesting shots during their trip which show off the weather and the walks.

We started the week with an ascent of Beinn a’Chearcaill – one of the lower Torridon hills but a walk that takes you into the heart of the Torridon area to the west of the Beinn Eighe massif. The summit of this hill is an unusual plateau of Torridonian sandstone littered with boulders. Strong winds battered the area from the East on this day and it was almost impossible to take any pictures near the summit.

The descent from Slioch at around 900m looking south to Torridon.

Beinn Ghobhlach
Later in the week we did the long coastal walk on the Slaggan peninsula starting at Mellon Udrigle beach where we watched a seal before setting off. The hill in the distance is Beinn Ghobhlach on the Scoraig peninsula to the north.

Greenstone Point
Another view at the start of the Slaggan coastal walk.

Beinn Ghobhlach Loch
A sandy beach on a small hill loch high on Beinn Ghobhlach.

An Teallach View
The view of the An Teallach massif from the summit of Beinn Ghobhlach later that day.

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