A short walk to the Trig Point on Waterstein Head, giving astounding views. 2-3 miles. 2 hours.
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.
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.
There were a minke whale and 20 common dolphins off Benbecula, as viewed from Neist Point, late morning.
A 2.5 hour seawatch at Neist produced: 4 arctic skuas, 1 bonxie, 1 manx shearwater, 4 red-throated divers.
There were quite a few migrants on the point: 2 late skylarks, 5 wheatears, 30 twite, 6 pied wagtails.
There was a late wheatear at the foot of the steps at Neist Point in the afternoon.