Skeudale Horseshoe

Ardhasaig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AJ


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Skeudale with the old whaling station at Buonvoneader in the foreground

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The area bound by Gleann Lacasdail on the east, Loch a Siar to the west and the main A859 to the north contains two short strings of hills that can be linked by crossing Bealach Garbh to produce a horseshoe walk along pleasant ridges with fine views throughout. The ascent to the summit of Gillaval Dubh from the bridge at Ceann an Ora involves a steep ascent up grassy slopes and through a band of rock, but is well worth the effort as most of the walk is over easy ground and the views all around are stunning - including St Kilda on a clear day.

[This walk is described in detail and illustrated with Ordnance Survey map extracts in 'Walking on Harris and Lewis' by Richard Barrett, published by Cicerone Press 2010. Unless otherwise indicated, all images used here are copyright of the author.]

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Skeudale Horseshoe (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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