We parked outside the Eriskay Community Hall. Carole and Becky opted out of
walking, even Beinn didn't like the look of the rain, so I headed off up the
hill on my own
Eriskay Community Centre:
From the Community Centre I walked up Chapel Road as far as the highpoint on the
road - it is possible to drive up to the high-point however there is no parking there.
Statue next to Chapel Road:
Looking back down Chapel Road towards village:
Limited views across to Barra:
A short distance along the road from the statue is a carved wooden map
highlighting the view you should get when the clag isn't right down.
Wooden map of nearby islands:
From the high-point of Chapel road, I took to the hillside via wet grassy slopes.
I'm sure this hill would provide spectacular views across to Barra and South
Uist on a good day
I gained height quickly as I ascended into the clag.
During the ascent there are numerous rocky outcrops that would allow for short
Nice rocky outcrops:
The final section of the hill is quite rocky. The rocks can however be avoided.
Rock outcrops, with easy grass by-pass:
Summit trig point in sight:
At the summit, I stopped to take a photo of the toposcope. Unfortunately I saw
nothing from the summit.
The actual summit is at the rocks just beyond the trig point.
Trig point and summit rocks:
I descended via the same route and on reaching Chapel Road the clag began to
lift. Just my luck.
On returning to the car, I suggested that we walk to a beach that I had seen
from the hill.
This small beach turned out to be a series of small beaches followed by a longer
Despite the tide being in, and the fact it was raining, the visit to the beach
was still worthwhile.
The beaches were covered in shells which pleased Becky