Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Sgurr na Coinnich, Skye

On my first visit to the Isle of Skye in September 2008, I hiked up the hill Sgurr na Coinnich, 739m.

There isn't a path up to the summit, just have to find your way through the heather and up the hillside.

The steep, pathless climb was worth it - but the best bit of the walk? Seeing three Golden Eagles soaring right past us, before they headed onwards towards Kylerhea. Not our first Golden Eagle encounter; we had two fly close by when hiking up Ben Ledi near Callendar a few years earlier.

I'm hoping to hike up nearby Ben Aslak soon.

Here's some pictures from that walk:

View across to Glenelg
The pathless way up
Golden eagles - Thankfully they made a noise,
so I definitely knew they weren't buzzards!View of Broadford and the CuillinsApplecross penninsular and Skye BridgeKyle of Lochalsh
Loch Alsh

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