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

16th Feb 2019

A WeBS bird count at Loch Mor produced: 14 Little Grebes, 8 Mallard, 12 Goldeneye, 12 Curlew, 1 Redshank and 2 Skylarks (Lynden Schofield).

A skylark was also reported from Lower Milovaig (Brian Smith).

10th Feb 2019

Harbour Porpoise - Neist Point
February 2019

Harbour Porpoise - Neist Point
February 2019

There was a pod of five or six harbour porpoises feeding close to the shore at Neist Point, early afternoon.

Two gannets flew north past Neist Point, together with small groups of razorbills. The first common guillemots, around twelve in total, and the first pair of fulmars were back on the ledges at Neist. There were a few kittiwakes off-shore.

There were ten little grebes and six goldeneye on Loch Mor.