We had a lovely walk on Sunday to Loch Cuithir and given it was towards the end of June it was lovely and quiet. apart from the Skylarks and Stonechats!
We parked in the carpark at Lealt Falls which has been well developed by Staffin Community Trust and allows the opportunity to see the Falls from a viewing platform. Also further round there is another viewpoint of the sea and the diatomite works well below. Indeed on the walk it is possible to see where the works railway passed through the land and indeed walk on it, although we chose not to do this.
If like us you have sore and stiff knees and hips then this is the walk for you. The route starts on a road and then after about a kilometer changes to an old track but for the length of it, it was in really good condition. Also given that the rises and descents were very gentle it was just ideal for us.
The walk was by the side of a river which Lia was delighted with and afforded a couple of dips. However through the length of the walk she was on the lead. There was lots of sheep and cattle, never mind the skylarks!
Part of the view of the Trotternish Ridge we were heading for was stunning and I am pleased to say the clouds cleared the closer we got.
There is apparently a walk through the ridge to the Loch Snizort side coming out at Glen Hinnisdale….. but I don’t know who would have gone back for the car!
The final destination is a wee lochin called Loch Cuithir which affords another wee dip and a relaxation before the walk back.
The return route affords lovely views out to Torridon.
From its elevated position over Lochbay on the beautiful Isle of Skye, Auld Orwell Cottage overlooks the pretty fishing village of Stein and beyond to unforgettable views and dramatic sunsets across the Minch where on the horizon, you can see the Outer Isles of the Hebrides.