Tag: Balimackillichan

Clachan—Port Castle—Port a’ Charrain—Heritage Centre

Clachan—Port Castle—Port a’ Charrain—Heritage Centre

We took the small gate on the north side of the church and walked through the Glebe, behind the new graveyard and heading for Balimackillichan. The new grass was coming quite quickly; the rookeries were busy. A chestnut tree stood fully leaved. A small gate read more

The lost village of Port a’ Charrain

The lost village of Port a’ Charrain

A flock of sheep are stock-still on the beach, heads raised, horns alert. A curlew, a blackbird, and a gull are busily rearranging the seaweed; they appear to be squabbling. Three oystercatchers are hurrying somewhere. A heron, like a predatory medieval cleric (can’t explain that read more

Achuaran—Creagan Breac—Triangulation Pillar—Balimackillichan—Clachan

Achuaran—Creagan Breac—Triangulation Pillar—Balimackillichan—Clachan

Biked to Achuaran then through Stronacraoibh on foot to Baile Geamhraidh where the wildflowers were blooming and the cattle were interested but we were careful not to disturb them and their beautiful bull. Down to Laggan where Duncan Livingstone was busy on his tractor topping read more

Stronacraoibh—Laggan—Portcastle—Clachan

Stronacraoibh—Laggan—Portcastle—Clachan

We started at Stronacraoibh and took the road to Port Ramsay, turning left before the village on the road to Laggan. This leads eventually to a gate and to the last house, Camas. We climbed the gently sloping field on the far side of this house read more