Walking Scotlands Coast

Day 86 – ARISAIG TO DRUIMINDARROCH

DAY 86

MONDAY 26 MAY, 2014

ARISAIG TO DRUIMINDARROCH

14 MILES 8 HOURS

MORRIS, PHIL, KEITH, DEREK, ALEX, BILLY, STEWART, ALAN J AND PAUL

TOTAL DISTANCE WALKED SO FAR 1213.5 MILES

Most of our group were accommodated in the bunkhouse at the Glenuig Hotel with the overspill at the Lochailort Hotel. The bunkhouse which is modern was fine for a group of guys with all of as having a decent sized single bed. Bedding, towels, tea and coffee were all supplied and there were two toilet/shower rooms. Breakfast, which was in with the cost, was provided in the hotel dining area. After a good night sleep (for most of us although the snorers kept poor Derek awake) and a good breakfast we set off back to Arisaig dropping a car near Druimindarroch on the way. It was dull and overcast when we set off from Arisaig walking on the minor road towards Morroch. At the first opportunity we left the road and made our way to the sea edge walking on rocks round the point before rejoining the road. As the tide was out we decide to leave the road and walk across the large bay before Millburn Cottage which proved very soft and muddy. Another short road walk followed before we made our way round Torr Mor enjoying the views of the multitude of small islands which lie of shore. We again rejoined the road which after a short distance became a rough vehicle track. Leaving the track we made our way along the heather covered hillside towards Rubh Arisaig then followed the coastline round to lovely sands at Port Nam Murrach. The sun had come out and we enjoyed a tea break at the beach. Setting off again along the rocky sea edge we passed another lovely beach opposite the island of Eilean a Ghaill and walked on round the bay at Camas Drollaman. Our route from here to Camas Ghaoideil was undulating either on sheep tracks, rocky outcrops or stony beaches. From Camas Ghaoideil we picked up a path up the steep hillside and over to Druimindarroch. A short walk on the minor road took us to the finish of the days walk. A refreshing pint and a snack was enjoyed in the Arisaig Hotel before the drive back to our accommodation

Summary; A bit more testing than yesterdays walk with lots of rough terrain and ups and downs.

Highs; Some great views out to the many islands at the entrance to Loch Nan Ceall. Lovely beaches.

Lows; A shower or two.

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