Greshornish Point

Length: 6 km (3.75 miles)

Time: 2 – 3 hours

Terrain: Grassy paths, which can be very boggy in paces, and heather slopes. The path is rugged with a fair amount of up and down as it follows the coastline.

Summary: The Greshornish Peninsular is a spectacular but rugged outcrop of land jutting into Loch Snizort. This circular walk starts at the Greshornish House Hotel and follows clear paths around the dramatic coast, making an excellent half day outing. The route climbs and descends steeply following the line of the cliffs, with stunning scenery including sea caves, small islands, and the summit of Maol na h-Airde which passes above the highest and most impressive cliffs on the walk. On a clear day, the Waternish and Trotternish peninsulas can be viewed from here as well as the mountains on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Towards the end of the walk, the remains of an iron-age fort, Dun na h-Airde, are passed. Built a top a prominent crag above the sea, this fort would have been a strategic defensive lookout in times of Viking raids. Passing through crofting land, the route passes Greshornish Shellfish farm, where 120 tonnes of mussels are grown every year in the sheltered waters of Loch Greshornish.

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