Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Whites Ness, Walls

When we've been out walking at Culswick Broch I could see Whites Ness across the water towards Walls, but I'd not been around it yet, despite there been a core path there. So today was the day. I parked at the end of the road and set off down the banks toward the end of the headland.

Culswick Broch is just visible as a pimple on the land to the left. The headland in the centre of the photo is Green Head, a cool promontory...


Green Head with Culswick Broch -again as a pimple- to the right of Green Head...



Spring squill carpeted the banks with the odd cuckoo flower and orchid thrown into the mix...


After rounding the headland looking back to the modern lighthouse on Ram's Head with the isle of Vaila to the right across Easter Sound...


There's obviously been a lot of fishing and crofting around here, as there still is, and there're the remains of a little settlement at Gronataing complete with a lovely stone jetty...


And nearby a larger house from the 1920's, built of beach pebble concrete which is quite common up here and leaves a great effect when the concrete weathers out...


I don't know anything about this area but apparently the house was only lived in for about 20 years before being abandoned to the elements which seems a shame...


From here it's just a short walk around a it more of the coast before the path takes you back up to the road. It's a lovely area and Vaila just over the water is such a tease; I'd love to get there...

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