Tuesday 18 September 2012

Arisaig Woodland and Coast

Tuesday 18th September

Distance: 4.5km; Ascent: minimal; Mainly dry and sunny; with Lynsey and Isabel

Our Argyll and Lochaber ATP walks book had a pleasant sounding walk near Arisaig, which we decided to go and investigate this morning.  After parking down by the harbour, we set off walking soon after 11:30am and headed SE along the road parallel to the shore.  There were excellent views out over the harbour towards Eigg and Rum.

Arisaig Harbour
Eigg and Rum from Arisaig
Soon after crossing The Canal, we left the road and followed a pleasant vehicle track east along the edge of the woodland, before heading south after passing some farm buildings.  There were good views towards Loch nan Eala and to the nearby hills.

Near Loch nan Eala
After around a kilometre we turned left at a junction onto an improved track, which we followed westwards down to the coast road.  There then followed a pleasant stroll around the edge of Arisaig bay to reach the car at around 1pm, just as it started to rain!

After a spot of lunch back in our apartment in Morar, which allowed time for the rain shower to pass, we headed out again this afternoon.  This time we took a trip to Camusdarach Beach, where we spent an hour or so building sandcastles and admiring the excellent views along the coast and across to the Small Isles.

Camusdarach Beach
Eigg and Rum from Camusdarach Beach
Camusdarach Beach

N.B. 30/10/12 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 18/09/12, (from 24/09/12)

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