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Griomabhal - end of holiday walk. 22nd May 2021

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:11 am    Post subject: Griomabhal - end of holiday walk. 22nd May 2021 Reply with quote

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Date: Saturday 22nd May 2021
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 700m

The end of a 3 week break, havent had a holiday that long for 20years. Shifting out of our self-catering cottage we had 1 more night, staying at Kneep. The forecast looked great clearing to sunshine about mid-morning. Id been keen to revisit Griomabhal at the SW end of the Uig hill group.

Drove down to the road end and parked a few hundred metres north of the jetty.

A path/sheep track wends its way south.

Heading south:

Last time wed headed up boiler plates above Gleann Tealasdail. This time we angled further south to pick up the cairn line ascending Steinisbhal.

Its an easy walk, with the beach on Eilean Mealasta glowing behind.

Eilean Mhealasta:

Griomabhal is the best viewpoint across to Huisinis and Scarp, with Ceapabhal behind.


Nice underfoot terrain with a mix of low heather and flat rock.

Route up Griomabhal:

A classic, beach/sea/hill combination that makes Lewis and Harris such a great place to walk.

Eilean Mhealasta:

To the south we had a great view of Loch Crabhadail and Huiseabhal Mor. Hopefully we will get a day walking these later in the year.

Huiseabhal Mor and Beag:

We climbed Steinisbhal first, being on the southern side of Griomabhal it had fantastic views south and SE.

There was a dusting of overnight snow on An Cliseam.

Harris Hills:

The tombolo of Caolas Scarp looks amazing. Beyond we could just make out Beinn Mhor on South Uist.

Traigh Mheilein:

Gnarly Harris hills were looking extra-tasty.

Snow dusting on An Cliseam:

Sat for 45 minutes on Steinisbhal and had some food. Although the wind was still cold it was hot in the lee of some rocks. Just a great place to sit around.

South from Steinisbhal:

To the east is the hinterland between the Harris hills and Lewis. Pretty quiet and little-frequented.

Across southern Lewis:

With a little cloud building we headed up to the summit of Griomabhal.

South towards Uist:

Its the southern views that really stand out, the view north along the Uig hills to Mealaisbhal is merely interesting.

North from Griomabhal:

We hadnt seen much of St Kilda for the week, but we could certainly see it now.

St Kilda:

With cloud filling in a little we reversed the route of ascent.

Huisinis a little greyer:

Got down to the shore near Geodha nam Bodhannan and worked our way back to the car.

Rocky inlet:

We slowed right down and enjoyed spotting flowers.

Spring Squill:

Chased around after a few moss carder bumble bees without managing a picture. Across Caolas an Eilein the beach on Eilean Mealasta make me want to take up Sea Kayaking.

Eilean Mhealasta:

A few clumps of Rose Root add a dash of colour.

Rose Root:

The coast is nibbled with inlets as the raw Atlantic pummels the tough gneissian coast. Rather dramatic.


Back to the car, parked at the rather characteristic bridge.

Bridge at the road end:

Fantastic walk. One of these days wed really like to walk round the flank of Griomabhal and ascend it from the south.
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