Saturday 16 July 2011

Moving South - Holiday in the Far North and West of Scotland - Day 9.

The time had finally come to move on.

After a final swim in Loch Naver we gathered all our gear up, packed the car and got ready to go.

A final swim in Loch Naver

We had a last walk around Grummore clearance village. Ben Klibreck was hiding its head and it felt sad to be leaving. This is a beautiful place and we will be back.

Loch Naver from Grummore clearance village

We drove south through Lairg and onto Dingwall, then west again, over the mountains, to Torridon and Kinlochewe.

The rain was coming down in torrents as we pitched at the campsite and we wondered if we should have stayed in the Far North.

The weather brightened as the afternoon went on and we had a walk to the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre along the excellent all access path. The views all around were of mountains draped in mist, shining in the golden sunlight, changing by the minute. We were glad to be back.  

Beinn a'Mhuinidh and Allt Choaimhean
from just west of Kinlochewe
We have had at least part of out holiday in Torridon for the last four years. It felt like coming home.

Sgurr Dubh (Slioch) and Beinn a'Mhuinidh from just east of the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre
 Another walk around the local village paths after tea, and it was still light enough to be out and about at 11pm, despite the midges.

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