Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Above Camas nan Geall

A small group of us walked in the area to the east of the B8007, between Loch Mudle to the north and Ardslignish to the south.  It's high, rolling, open land, centred round the low hill called Beinn Bhuidhe.  This first picture, taken from the track that leads up to the new wind turbine, looks across Loch Mudle towards Eigg and Rum.

Much of the land here is acid and boggy, but on some of the slightly drier areas small bilberry bushes grow.  In all our wanderings we've never noticed any bilberry fruit, which isn't really surprising since there are remarkably few of these fragile flowers to be found.

Sheila and Gillean won't be surprised that one of our party spotted a white version of the milkwarts we've been discussing.  It was the only one we could find, but there were also plenty of the pink variety, miles from the original ones we found around Plocaig.

Every now and then on the walk we became aware we were being watched.  These three seemed surprisingly unworried by us, but most of the red deer hinds fled as soon as they saw us.

At the most southerly point on the walk we looked out across Loch Sunart.  The loch continues away to the left of this view towards Strontian, while a branch, Loch Teacuis, can be seen to the right, cutting into the area called Morvern.

We then turned back, following the edge of the steep scarp that looms over Camas nan Geall.  Everything below us seemed toy-like, the colours changing as the cloud moved across the scene.

As we rested at the top of the slope above Camas nan Geall a sea eagle came over, soaring in a thermal that lifted it higher and higher, pursued for some of the time by a very irate gull.


  1. Stunning pics.
    Thank you.... again.

  2. I am sure the proud people of Morvern will enjoy these fantastic pictures, not sure about it being called an area, long history, long memory.

  3. How do you pronounce "Teacuis"? I've never heard anyone saying it. The canons of Gaelic pronunciation suggest it ought to be something like "Chach-kish" except that doesn't sound right for some reason ...

  4. I'm told that it is much as it's written, with a bit of a 'ch' after the 'T' and the 'i' missed out. Jon