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Glendale Tourist Guide

Saturday July 13th, 2024

The Walk to the Summit of Waterstein Head


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

7th Jul 2024

A single arctic skua went north and two puffins went south past Neist Point in the afternoon.


Minke Whale - Neist
July 2024

There was a distant minke whale off Neist Point. A very distant pod of 8-10 Risso's dolphins went south off Neist. All in the afternoon.

30th Jun 2024

A basking shark went north past Neist Point in the afternoon and another was distant towards Canna. A small pod of distant common dolphins was over by South Uist. There were at least two groups of three harbour porpoises, each with young and newborn calves.


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