The start of January has provided the opportunity to get out for a few walks in the weather.
Just a few minutes drive is the start of a walk that we have never done, and one of those that tantalises. We have had previous guests who have achieved it and their photos were stunning, so with that in mind we set off with Griff on a “mixed weather” day. True to say that the “mixed weather did not disappoint but did result in it still being THAT WALK that has yet to be completed.
Late morning we hopped in the car and drove a few miles to the other side of Inverinate – literally ten minutes away.
The aim was to walk to the Sgurr An Airidh – a peak at 814m with amazing views (so we have seen from others photos) of Loch Duich and then along to Loch Alsh. The path is well marked and zig zags up from sea level.
The start was wet and we were glad we had our walking boots on – trainers and shoes were not appropriate. As we climbed up slowly, stopping frequently to admire the views across Morvich and Kintail we were watching the clouds come in ……hmmmm…… But onwards and upwards, Griff chasing his ball, and we were all enjoying the challenge.
And then those clouds arrived with us – in a few minutes we were in snow – sticky snow ball type snow. Beautiful to look at but really not sensible to be walking up in. Discretion being the better part of valour, and not wanting to get caught out on the hills, we started out descent. It had been a challenge, it was beautiful, but we still haven’t made it to the peak. Another (not snowy) day and we will get there, but it was stunning none the less, and we happily popped home for a hot cuppa.