Day 280: Ardelve Point to Kyle of Lochalsh – Coos & Cottages

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Ross-shire - West, Scotland

Date of walk: 16/3/19

Last intact survivor of a traditional Lochalsh cottage in Lower Ardelve I, Dornie, Scotland.

In Kyle hotel, the first bed in many nights, I’m surprised to find my hand is too cold to move as I try to hold the pen to check-in. It’s Friday night, and the bar is heaving with a kilted and saltire emblazoned rugby team and their entourage; I tuck myself into the corner of the bar, the only one ordering food amongst a sea of pint glasses.

Last intact survivor of a traditional Lochalsh cottage in Lower Ardelve II, Dornie, Scotland.

 

Last intact survivor of a traditional Lochalsh cottage in Lower Ardelve III, Dornie, Scotland.

 

Exhausted house I, Avernish, Scotland.

 

Exhausted house II, Avernish, Scotland.

 

Exhausted house III, Avernish, Scotland.

 

Exhausted house IV, Avernish, Scotland.

 

Exhausted house V, Avernish, Scotland.

 

Exhausted house VI, Avernish, Scotland.

 

Exhausted house VII, Avernish, Scotland.

 

Exhausted house VIII, Avernish, Scotland.

 

Exhausted house IX, Avernish, Scotland.

 

Highland cow, Kirkton, Loch Alsh, Scotland.

 

Approaching the Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye bridge, Scotland.

 

Iron out the wind, Nostie.

 

Well ard topography.

 

Delighted to get out of the rain and have a roof over my head at the Kyle Hotel in the Kyle Of Lochalsh.

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9 thoughts on “Day 280: Ardelve Point to Kyle of Lochalsh – Coos & Cottages”

  1. kevan hubbard says:

    With that bus shelter with the chairs and whatnot in it there’s a very well decked out one in the Shetland Islands I can’t remember if it is on Yell or Unst?It has curtains and a TV in it! I’d guess that the TV is just for show as they’d be nowhere to plug it in.

  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Fascinating to see both houses and imagine the lives that must have been led there.

  3. A lot of road walking here. I stopped to visit Eilean Donan on the way which was nice.

    You stayed at the same hotel as me but then there are only two in Kyle of Lochalsh and the other one was closed when I was there. The rooms were very basic I remember but the breakfast was nice.

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