Hillwalking in Shieldaig Peninsula & the Falls of Balgy
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Hillwalking Shieldaig Peninsula & Falls of Balgy - Torridon Mountains - Scottish Walks.
|Length: 1½ mile||Duration: 1. ½ Hours.|
|Difficulty: 1/10||O.S. 24|
The first day proper of the holiday started with a couple of easy soujourns, just to get the legs into hillwalking mode and an attempt at a little blood circulation. The weather was fine for the day despite the attempts of the weather forecast to prove otherwise. As these reports go you can call me a sceptic as I have wasted so many occasions waiting for tornadoes, thunder, lightning and a multitude of other meteorological events that have failed to occur.
The first walk was an easy three miler, which was the Shieldaig Peninsula. Travelling to the northern end of the village, I made my way past the primary school in order to pick up the path, once on the path the route is then self exploratory and goes through some forestry before opening out to give views of Upper Loch Torridon to the east and Loch Shieldaig to the west with Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Alligin Shuas staight ahead. This is a loop the loop walk, taking you round the headland and back to the original path. Some parts of the path are indistinct so I went back the way I came. Two hours for the trip
After the peninsula I travelled about two miles along the A896 to try out the Falls of Balgy walk. The path is not well sign posted but two gates within forty yards of each other on the right hand side of the road start you off. The first 500yds, alongside the stream, is straightforward enough, then the land starts to rise above the stream and the path becomes narrower and you start to pick up the falls, which are gradual by most standards but do carry on for a few hundred yards and are quite pretty to see. Well worth the walk as the path opens out and you reach Loch Damh with Ben Damph overshadowing on the left hand side. 2hrs