The Tourist Guide to Glendale, Isle of Skye

A short walk to the Trig Point on Waterstein Head, giving astounding views. 2-3 miles. 2 hours.

Getting There

From Milovaig, follow the road back towards Glendale and take your first right onto the Neist Road. You can either walk, or take the car.

Continue along this road as it gently climbs uphill and park in the lay-by on the left hand side when you reach the summit. This is at the point where the road begins to descend steeply down to Waterstein.

The Walk

Running at 90 degrees to the road, to your left, you will see a stone/turf dyke running along the ridge towards Waterstein Head. Follow the ridge, as it climbs towards Waterstein Head, and then continue along the edge of the cliff, on a well-worn track until you reach the summit and Trig Point (970 feet above sea-level).

The views are incredible, through 360 degrees: with MacLeod’s Tables behind, Lorgill Bay to your left, the Western Isles ahead, and Moonen Bay/Neist to the right.

For those wishing to extend the walk, it is possible to continue along the cliff top, towards Ramasaig, and cut across the moor to join up with the Ramasaig road, or re-trace your steps back to the lay-by.

Waterstein Head and Loch Mor
Waterstein Head reflected in Loch Mor.

Waterstein Sightings & News

12th Jul 2020

Orca - Neist
July 2020

Orca - Neist
July 2020

Risso's Dolphins - Neist
July 2020

Orca "John Coe" surfaced several times within yards of the shore at Neist Point at 1:30pm before spending until at least 3pm feeding far out in the Minch off North Uist and Benbecula. A pod of six Risso's dolphins went north past Neist Point at 1:20pm.

27th Jun 2020

Far out in the Minch, off North Uist as viewed from Neist Point, at mid-day were a minke whale, 2 adult & 1 calf harbour porpoises and two separate pods of 8 and 12 common dolphins.

Puffins - Neist
June 2020

Three puffins flew south past Neist Point at mid-day. Eight manx shearwaters flew north past Neist. There were two arctic skuas and a bonxie at Neist.