Day 239: Ardmaddy Bay to Kilmore – Bridge over the Atlantic

Argyllshire - South, Scotland

Clachan Bridge I, which links the mainland to the island of Seil and is also known as the Bridge over the Atlantic, Argyll, Scotland.

“Sod work, looks like it will be the last decent day in a while.” says a kayaker zipping up his wetsuit at Clachan Bridge. He’s right, but today is magic for photography with golden autumn light, clear and cold so telephoto shots are sharp without any heat haze softening the image.

Beinn Talaidh on Mull across The Firth of Lorne, Argyll, Scotland.

I’m taking it gently as it’s my first day walking with a backpack after the stress response injury nine weeks ago. As the day progresses I forget about my leg for longer and longer intervals. It’s also much easier to navigate over the off-trail sections now the heather has died back.

Clachan Bridge II, Argyll, Scotland.

Mull across The Firth of Lorne I, Argyll, Scotland.

Clachan Bridge III, Argyll, Scotland.

Mull across The Firth of Lorne II, Argyll, Scotland.

Clachan Bridge IV, Argyll, Scotland.

Mull, Insh and Seil from the Mainland, Argyll, Scotland.

Clachan Bridge V, Argyll, Scotland.

Mull across The Firth of Lorne III, Argyll, Scotland.

Mull across The Firth of Lorne IV, Argyll, Scotland.

Mull across The Firth of Lorne V, Argyll, Scotland.

Path to Beinn Mhor, Argyll, Scotland.

Cruach Scarba, Luig and Seil from Beinn Mhor, Argyll, Scotland.

Dun Mhic Raonuill and Minard Point, Argyll, Scotland.

Ben Nevis beyond Loch Feochan, Argyll, Scotland.

Kerrera and Minard Point from Beinn Mhor, Argyll, Scotland.

Date of Walk 02/11/18

It was hard to tear myself away from this view.

An alluring stretch of path near Seil.

The off-trail sections are much easier now the bracken has died down.

A clear depiction of the difference between each high tide at Barnacarry Bay.

Dusk road walking by Loch Feochan.

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23 thoughts on “Day 239: Ardmaddy Bay to Kilmore – Bridge over the Atlantic”

  1. Thank you so much. Such rugged beauty. Made my morning to look at your pictures and try to imagine what it must have been like to have been there. Makes me hope to visit Scotland. some day though I think I wouldn’t have a clue how to pronounce half the place names.

    • Now you know where to visit first! Don’t worry about garbling the pronunciation, the locals will be very quick to correct you 😉

  2. Pete Johnstone says:

    Good to see you back on the ‘road’ again. Lovely images.

  3. Harris says:

    Great to see your photos again. Amazing bridge. The weather still looks quite good! Hope injury doesnt reoccur.

    • Stunning bridge isn’t it. Yes this was back in November and I’ve since done 30 days walking including a winter ascent if Ben Nevis without the injury reoccuring so fingers crossed. I’ve switched from trial shoes to leather boots which is helping in this terrain.

  4. We stayed in a cottage on Seill Island a few years ago and we spotted eagles, we crossed the bridge over the Atlantic it was stunning.

  5. Jane King says:

    Loving revisiting your blog and Seil island where I lived for 6 years. However, you can’t see Being Nevis from this spot. The hills you have photographed are the Appin Alps.

Whether you have comments on the photos, some knowledge or a personal story on this area you’d like to share, or you’ve spotted a typo or error, I’d love to hear your thoughts.