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CÒIG SGIATHAN | FIVE WINGS // With Cailean Maclean – The Amar Loop, Struan

Cailean MacLean pointing to Amer

25 WALKS ON THE ISLE OF SKYE & LOCHALSH

Friday 27 October – Old Sleat road with Step It Up Highland, Dunvegan group

At a little over a mile in length and entirely on road metal the Amar loop walk is not physically challenging. But there is plenty in the vicinity to stimulate interest and the imagination.

Looking up the loch to Amer

A small group, many of whom were associated with the Dunvegan Walking Group, undertook the walk.

With frequent stops to discuss place-names…

We stopped to discuss place names. These are the road signs for Amer and Coiilore

…aspects of the area’s past, the functioning of the yair or cairidh in Loch Beag (which the high tide had concealed) and to consult a local tradition bearer who happened to be sorting sheep on the route.

Stoping to chat to a local tradition bearer

The outing took about one and three-quarter hours to complete. A gently easy pace ideal for those that need to be kind to themselves… very interesting, friendly and enjoyable exercise for a pleasant October morning.

View to Amer at the head of the loch

 

Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – Good for you

A  partnership project with Aros Centre, Portree

 

Published on 03 December 2017