Friday, 13 September 2013

Muckle Roe Circular

I fell in love with Muckle Roe the first time I ever went there and still love visiting various parts of it. If you like a bracing walk there's a great circular walk from Little Ayre at the end of the road around it's rough western coast to the North and South Hams and then back to the start via a good track.

Here's the wonderful beach of Muckle Ayre at the start of the walk...


And next comes Bungil beach; one I've yet to get down too...


There's plenty of short climbs on this stretch of coast with good sheep gaets to follow much of the way. Here's the view looking over Muckle Roe lighthouse to a popular haunt of late, Vementry...


The paths winds around the coast under outcrops, over headlands and around geos with stunning views...


The wide angle lens doesn't do the scale of some of the cliffs justice. They're big...


And there's some great sea stacks too...



Soon enough the landscape settles down and you're approaching South Ham...


Looking down on South Ham where we were moored with Märta last weekend...


The junction at Town Loch for  South Ham and North Ham...


North Ham...


North and South Ham are very different in character for all they are so close. Both are great places though. Here's a panorama of North Ham...


The road back through the island is very different with the hills enclosing it either side until you arrive back at Little Ayre...


Around 8 miles and just under 3 hours later I was back at the car and well ready for fish and chips at Frankies!

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