Monday, November 11, 2013

Mingulay - Up Top

One of the great Hebridean walks is to climb up the central glen of Mingulay to the saddle between MacPhee's Hill and Carnan. Along the way you pass the ruins of a mill (first photo). From the saddle you climb the steep hillside above the cliff-edge of Biulacraig to the summit of Carnan, 900 feet above the sea. The following photos show some of the sights along the way.

Next time we'll make a 12-mile jump to Barra, where we'll visit a lady who also stands 900 feet above the sea, and has graced the slopes of Heabhal for 60 years. 

The Mill
Mingulay Bay seen from the central glen
The highlands of Mingulay - Barra in the distance
The stacks
Barra Head lighthouse seen from atop Mingulay
Trig pillar atop Carnan - looking north to Barra

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