Day 296: Coire nan Cnaimhean to Ullapool – beside Loch Broom

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Ross-shire - West, Scotland

Date of walk: 22/4/19

 Morning on the Scoraig peninsula, Wester Ross, Scotland.

Feeling lightheaded, angry and exhausted after seven hours toiling over the pathless moors, I’m frustrated to find I’ve only progressed 10km in all that time. My last bag of rations for this eighteen-day section is down to half a broken oak cake and a smidge of peanut butter, and I’ve 24km more to go to get to Ullapool and the nearest shop. Everything became timings and points to aim at for a five-minute rest to get through the day.

Coigach, Loch Kinaird and the Rhue Lighthouse near Ullapool, Scotland.


Landskein from Scoraig, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Tiny beach by Loch nam Badan Boga, 200 meters up in Scoriag with An Teallach in the distance, Wester Rosss, Scotland.


Cona’ Chreag near Rubha Buidhe, Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Rubha Buidhe, Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Bathing pool in Garbh Allt by Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Ullapool with Ben Mor Coigagh I, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Garbh Allt, by Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Ullapool with Ben Mor Coigagh II, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Fish farm, Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Ullapool with Ben Mor Coigagh IV, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Meta. By Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Loch Broom layers, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Above Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Abhainn Droma with Sgurr Mor at the head of Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.


By Inverbroom Bridge, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Loch Broom sunset, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Road by Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.


Last light by Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland.

Below Beinn Ghobhlach on the Scoraig peninsula.


The lightest and most compact way I found to carry the drone.


Surely the smallest sandy beach in Scotland? Ideal for introverts! 200 metres up at Locan nam Badan Boga in the Scoraig Peninsula.


As rations run low just the basics left.


Strong sun on this exhausting section.


My last bag of rations for this eighteen day section was down to half a broken oak cake and a smidge of peanut butter by lunch time. Hungry!


Brightening up for a stretch of busy road walking to Ullapool.

Beinn Ghobhlach on the Scoraig peninsula.
Coigach and Loch Broom from the Scoraig peninsula.
Loch nam Badan Boga with An Teallach.
Cooling down in Garbh Allt.
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6 thoughts on “Day 296: Coire nan Cnaimhean to Ullapool – beside Loch Broom”

  1. Bob Marshall. says:

    You had such wonderful weather for these west coast days Quintin. Thank you for brightening up the current dank dark December days. It’s a daily joy to receive your email. Happy new year !

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