Day 291: Camustrolvaig to Aultbea – Ivor’s Bothy, Rotto’s Grotto & Cove Battery.

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Ross-shire - West, Scotland

Date of walk: 19/4/19

Ivor’s Bothy I, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Ivor’s Bothy II, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Window to the Minch. Ivor’s Bothy III, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Entrance to Ivor’s Bothy, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Stac Buidhe from Camustrolvaig, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Camas Mor, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Searchlight Position I. Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Searchlight Postion II. Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


6-inch Gun Emplacement that protected the Arctic convoys as they left the safe harbour of Loch Ewe. Cove Battery, Wester Ross, Scotland.


6-inch Gun Emplacement II. Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


6-inch Gun Emplacement III. Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


6-inch Gun Emplacement IV. Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


6-inch Gun Emplacement V. Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


6-inch Gun Emplacement VI. Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Command Post I, Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


6-inch Gun Emplacement VII. Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


6-inch Gun Emplacement VIII. Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Command Post II, Cove Battery, Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Mark, who subsequently offered me a cuppa and some food. Brae by Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Towards Poolewe and Beinn Airigh Charr, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Sybil and Jeanette McCloud with Tweedy, their trainee sheepdog. Loch Ewe, Wester Ross, Scotland.

Sleeping arrangement in Ivor’s bothy. There’s a large sleeping platform below the roof but when I was there this was leaking badly.


Loch Ewe, World War II defences.

A tour of Ivor’s Bothy.
A tour of Rotto’s Grotto.
6-inch Gun Emplacement, Cove Battery, Loch Ewe. Wreaths commemorating those who lost their lives in the Arctic Convoys.
6-inch Gun Emplacements, Cove Battery, Loch Ewe.
Command Post and 6-inch Gun Emplacement, Cove Battery, Loch Ewe.
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4 thoughts on “Day 291: Camustrolvaig to Aultbea – Ivor’s Bothy, Rotto’s Grotto & Cove Battery.”

  1. Scott Williamson says:

    “6-inch Gun Emplacement VIII” is that the most photographed building in your blog so far? 🙂

  2. Ah I remember this walk well, it was wonderful. At the end of the B8057 I decided to try and make my own way along the coast rather than stick to paths and tracks. I was so pleased to discover the beach at Camas Mor and I was lucky that when I was here it was a beautiful sunny day, so it looked quite tropical.

    I did have a look in Ivor’s Bothy. I read something about there having been a fire there at some point (perhaps that is where the danger notice on the door comes from) and the roof had been patched with plastic. It was dripping slightly over the main sleeping area when I was in there presumably where overnight rain was still seeping through. I don’t remember the gun emplacement though, I must have missed that.

    • Yes these beaches look very tropical when the weather is right don’t they . A fire makes sense at Ivor’s. I had the dripping too! Easy to miss the gun emplacement as you have to walk the wrong way for a few hundred metres rather than directly follow the road to Poolewe (you can see where i doubled back on myself on the map).

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.