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Glendale Tourist Guide

Monday March 20th, 2023

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 Mar 2023

There was a small pod of 6-8 common dolphins off Neist Point at mid-day that headed off towards Canna.

The fulmars and kittiwakes were back on the nesting ledges at Neist today for the first time this year. The waters around Neist were teeming with razorbills, guillemots and black guillemots. Three gannets came past heading north.

7th Mar 2023

A herd of 17 whooper swans flew below cliff height across Neist Point, between Stallion's Head and the steps, heading north at dusk.

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