A roasting hot misty Thursday morning in North Harris led me to revert to plan B which was to walk out the Uladal path, reaching Loch Uladal then walking up and between Feadan Dirisgil and Mas a Chnoic-Chuairtich before going down into Gleann Bhearraraigh to check out the beehive dwellings there (I also had a few mouthfuls of water from the nearby river - nice and fresh) and next it was up and over again towards my goal of Loch Uiseadair where I had hoped to camp on the big Island on it but it looked too heathery (if there's such a word?) so I found a decent place further along the loch to pitch my tent and to settle down for the night after a swim and dinner. In the morning I checked out a different set of beehive dwellings which nestle where the rivers of Gleann Dubh and Lòn na Graidhe combine eventually feeding into Loch Uiseadair further downstream. I mostly followed the Lòn na Graidhe stream up to the top of the hill and skirted slowly around Ceartabhal (was lots of deer here) to come down Sgarbh Choinneach picking up the Bràigh Bheagarais river leading me to the Gleann Leosaid path (which I'm familiar with) and finally back to the wee bridge and a short walk to the van. Was good to meet Mr Harris365 (Gordon) and Innes too. Absolutely loved my SwimCamp adventure in the Forest of Harris with breathtaking scenery, I hope to be back there again soon.
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