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Thursday February 22nd, 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

19th Feb 2024

There were four juvenile white-tailed eagles together over Neist Point at mid-day. The fulmars are now fully back on the nesting ledges. There were two skylarks at Waterstein.

13th Feb 2024

There were three skylarks at Neist Car Park. The first meadow pipit of the spring was on Neist Point. The fulmars were back and inspecting the nesting ledges. The common guillemots and herring gulls were back on the nesting ledges for the first time this year. There were two adult white-tailed eagles chasing fulmars by the Stallion's Head.

8th Feb 2024

The first returning skylark of the spring was back in territory at Neist Point at mid-day.


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