Saturday, 13 June 2015


Summit views from Conival
The locals down at Inchnadamph ( trans. Place of the Deer)
Last hour it dried up
But a glorious sunset at Loch Broom
Heath Spotted Orchid
More sunset views
When I lived up in Ullapool a few years ago some folk referred to Inchnadamph as 'Inch of Dampness'. Today this was very apt. It's a shame as Assynt isn't really that wet a place its just that we were unlucky. This month as been hit and miss with regards to nice weather. One day great, next day cold, wet and cloudy. The latter is what we experienced on Conival. The two Munros of Ben More Assynt & Conival right up in the North West Highlands make a wonderful day out with spectacular views and a fine ridge walk in between. It's another set of Munros that I haven't been up for over 10 years. The long approach from Inchnadamph is rewarded with a beautiful glen with the bedrock of limestone which is famous for one of the longest cave systems in Scotland. We enjoyed lots of wild flowers and bird life on our way up to Conival. With plenty of deer down at Inchnadamph. The cloud was down to around 500m with light rain for nearly the whole day. It's a while since I have been so wet in mid June. We decided that Ben More Assynt should be left for a much nicer day to relish the fabulous views. A glorious sunset back at Loch Broom as another dry spell approaching for the morrow.

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