A circular walk from Neist visitors' car park to the Old Coastguard Station, around Mainteach nan Tarbh and then returning via Waterstein village. (4 miles, 2-3 hours).
From Milovaig, drive back to towards Glendale and take your first turning on the right.
Follow the road as far as it goes and park up in the car park.
Rather than descending the steps to the lighthouse, follow the headland around to the right (North). This gives excellent views down over Neist Point and the Lighthouse (as shown in the photograph on the right).
After about half a mile, you will reach the old coastguards' hut (Map ). This is still standing, with the walls and roof intact but the windows and fittings are long gone. It makes a good place to shelter in a storm.
From here, keep following the cliff-tops around until you descend into a small glen leading down to Oisgill Bay. You can explore the bay and the massive sea-cliffs. There are superb views over The Minch to the Western Isles.
The photograph on the left shows the view of Oisgill Bay as you will approach it from the Old Coastguard Station.
For your return, cross the burn and follow a well-defined track along the Northern bank of the small glen leading South-East, until you reach a large passing place and sheep fank beside the Waterstein road. Avoid the Southern bank of the burn, which is very boggy at all times and passes through private property.
Turn right and follow the road back to the Car Park.
The first minke whale of the year, 60+ common dolphins and 8 harbour porpoises were off Neist Point this afternoon.
Four arctic terns and five whimbrels went north at Neist Point in the afternoon. There were five arctic skuas off shore and four bonxies. There were two purple sandpipers and nine turnstones on the point.
At least 60 common dolphins came past Neist during the morning in small pods, heading north.