Hills: Beinn Shleibhe
Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019
Company: Myself and Ann-Marie
Distance: 3km, Ascent: 100m
Time: 0Hrs 43Mins
On Wednesday morning, prior to leaving Huisinis, I
headed down to the beach to take a photo of a Great Northern Diver.
Great Northern Diver:
We then drove to Leverburgh to catch the ferry across to Berneray. On
arriving in Berneray, after a quick visit to the Coralbox shop, I drove
round to East beach for an ascent of Beinn Shleibhe, the highest point on
Berneray. It was extremely windy at the beach.
Not much to say about ascending a 93m hill with track from start to
summit. Simply follow the road to its end then follow the track to the
Start of hill track:
Ascending Beinn Shleibhe:
Despite the hill being small in stature, it does provide some
pretty-good views especially looking across to Harris.
from Beinn Shleibhe:
We didn't hang around the summit for long, just long enough to take a
couple of photos.
At the summit of Beinn Shleibhe:
We then returned to the car via the same route.
We then drove to North Uist which is a haven for birds of prey. That
evening we saw a Hen Harrier, a Short-eared Owl and a White-tailed
Eagle!!!!! I initially thought it was a Golden Eagle but I have been advised
on Twitter that it seems to have the beak of a sea eagle.