Distance: 10km; Ascent:150m; Sunny and windy with occasional showers; with Lynsey & Isabel
Today we decided to spend the day in Knoydart. Lynsey had never been there before and I had only been once previously, on the start of my 2010 TGO Challenge crossing, and I had been thinking of returning at some point. I remembered that there were a few vehicle tracks around Inverie so we decided to take the pushchair over for some exploratory ATP walking!
Since my previous visit, there was now a much greater choice of passenger ferry options from Mallaig to Inverie so we booked ourselves on the first of the day, leaving at 9:30. After a swift crossing, we found ourselves on the pier in Inverie just as the heavens opened. Luckily there was a small shelter at the end of the pier for us to shelter in whilst we sorted ourselves out for a walk, and by the time we were ready the rain had stopped :-)
|Sgurr an Eilein Ghiubhais across Loch Nevis from Inverie Pier|
After ascending steeply from the village we picked up a pleasant narrow path descending through the woods for just under a kilometre. Here we met the Barrisdale path, which we followed steeply up through more woodland to emerge in a small clearing with good views up towards Sgurr Coire Choinnichean. Here the "Knoydart in a Knutshell" walk takes an abrupt right-turn down some steps; however the way was partially blocked by a fallen tree, which looked tricky to get round with the pushchair.
|The Knutshell Walk|
|Monument near Inverie|
N.B. 30/10/12 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 17/09/12, (from 19/09/12)