Day 306: Scourie to Ardmore – beside Loch Laxford

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Scotland, Sutherland - West

Date of walk: 11/6/19

Elizabeth and Angus, Scourie Lodge, Sutherland, Scotland.

Elizabeth and Angus, Scourie Lodge, Sutherland, Scotland.

Angus in his greenhouse, Scourie Lodge, Sutherland, Scotland.

Scourie Lodge garden I, Sutherland, Scotland.

Scourie Lodge garden II, Sutherland, Scotland.

Crow-stepped gable, Scourie Lodge, Sutherland, Scotland.

Vortex, Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland.

Leaving Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland.

It gave me great pleasure to divert my course to this gate, lift the latch, step through, and then close it diligently behind me. Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland.

Shed goals, Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland.

Lochain Bealach an Eilein, Sutherland, Scotland.

I’ve always found these deer warning signs evocative of the wild out there, but this one also has barely visible magical stars in the white background that I only just noticed while editing the photo. Road to Laxford Bay, Sutherland, Scotland.

Traigh Bad na Baighe, Laxford Bay, Sutherland, Scotland.

Laxford Bridge, Sutherland, Scotland.

Shoreline, Laxford Bay, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha, an abandoned farmhouse, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha II, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha III, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha IV, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha V, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha VI, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha VII, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha VIII, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha IX, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha X, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha XI, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Skerricha XII, Ardmore Peninsula, Sutherland, Scotland.

Ridgeway Adventure School, Loch a Chadh – Fi, Ardmore, Sutherland, Scotland.

 

Camp, Ardmore, Sutherland, Scotland.

You know it’s going to be a good walk when the path has a warning!

I’m alright thanks.

First mention of John 0’ Groats on a Road sign. I must be North!

My pot has something fresh in it tonight, delicious and aromatic fennel from Angus’s garden that he gave me in the morning.

Boggy route (marked as a path on the map!) between Scourie and Tarbet.
The nobbly, knotted landscape between Scourie and Tarbet.
Gate to nowhere, above Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland.
Downstairs at Skerricha.
Upstairs at Skerricha.
Ardmore and Loch a Chadh – Fi.
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5 thoughts on “Day 306: Scourie to Ardmore – beside Loch Laxford”

      • There’s a lot of bleak countryside around these northern areas – life must have been tough for folk there.

  1. kevan hubbard says:

    A shame that tourist authorities want to copy the American Route 66 and encourage more driving and screaming motorbikes in this remote area.They can’t even claim it brings much money into the remote communities since motor vehicles cover vast distances and will buy most of their supplies at the bigger end to end centres but those walking or cycling can’t cover those distances and will buy things locally.But motorists come first….as always!

    • NC500 has led to some ridiculously inflated B&B prices. In peak season I saw shabby rooms advertised for £200 that were barely worth £50.

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