Hill: Forsnabhal
Date: Monday 2nd May 2011
Company: Just myself
Time: 20 – 30 Minutes


Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

Today was my final day on the Western Isles. I had to travel from Tarbert to Stornoway to catch my ferry but opted to take a detour on the way to visit Uig, climb a really easy Marilyn and re-visit Callanish.

I parked at the start of the tarmac track running up the hill towards the Communications towers. I then walked along the track to its end.

Looking towards Forsnabhal:


Uig beach and hills:


Beyond the tarmac track, a set of steps lead from the lower building to the upper building. Beyond the steps, the summit cairn is less than a minute away.

Steps leading to Communications towers:


Uig:


Summit cairn:


Much of Lewis was today covered in a blanket of smoke. I found out later that it was smoke from North-West Highlands fires blowing across the Minch: news info.

Smoky hills:


Tower close-up:


Another tower close-up:


Uig beach looked a really nice beach – possibly on a par with the beaches of South Harris.

Uig beach (zoomed):


I then returned to the car via the same route. En-route to Callanish, I took a photo of some locals cutting peat.

Peat cutting:


I visited the Callanish standing stones for the first time in May 2010. I thought they were worth a re-visit today as they are really impressive – more info.

Callanish:


Callanish:


I then set sail for home.

Bye bye Stornoway:


Hello Summer Isles:


Ben Mor Coigach from ferry:


Ben Ghoblaich from ferry:


Four days of unbroken sunshine - great to hit the weather jackpot on Harris two years running .