Around Kintail


This is my second day at Morvich C&MC Site in Kintail in the highlands. Slept well, and as the clocks went forward overnight, got up an hour later than normal!

The site has only been open for 2 days and is still very quiet, maybe only 15 units here in total. The weather has been very good, especially considering that it is early Spring. This morning was very nice, blue skies and very little wind. As the day wore on, it did get a bit showery, mainly of hail and they passed through quick.

First walk of the day was a NTS path on the Balmacara Estate. There's a network of paths I chose the Kirkton to Reraig via the high route below the top of Sgurr Mor.

The path followed a fairly level route, then rose steeply up a very old wooded gorge.

Incredibly old forest. This was a very steep route at parts.

As we reached the high point of the track, we were rewarded with fantastic views along the Sound of Sleat.

The Skye village of Kyleakin, the Skye Bridge and The Cuillin beyond.

Balmacara House and Skye beyond.

On the return stretch to Kirkton, noticed the incredible Burial Ground on the hill above the settlement. A grass path winds its way up. It's known as 'Angels Hill', which is incredibly apt.

Returned to the van and had some lunch and a rest. The weather became showery with some heavy hail. 

In the afternoon, I was keen to capture some footage of an Inter-Tidal Fish Trap which I'd spotted at the head of the nearby Loch Duich. I was hoping to use the drone, but it was too showery to risk getting it wet.

The weather closing in as we walked in a wood on the Glenelg road.

A bit like Switzerland!

The Fish Trap as seen from up the hill. Traps were constructed in order to trap fish behind a barrier as the tide went out. At high tide the rocky structure is almost submerged.

Closer, it's quite an impressive structure.

It must have taken a massive effort to pile the rocks form the barrier. I'm not sure if the gap was deliberate as apparently some traps worked but placing a net across the gap as the tide moved the water out.


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