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 was a distant minke whale off Neist Point towards North Uist in the afternoon. There were two harbour porpoises off Neist Point in the afternoon.
A 4-hour seawatch at Neist Point produced: 2 whimbrel north, 9 arctic skuas, 1 bonxie north, 3 dunlin, 2 ringed plovers. 7 swallows and 3 sand martins went off Neist and over the sea towards South Uist.
Two arctic terns flew north at Neist Point at 2:30pm. There were four arctic skuas out in the Minch off Neist but no bonxies seen again.