Picnic on Ardnish

Beinn na Caillich and the Red Cuillins

Beinn na Caillich and the Red Cuillins

The day started with bright sun and blue sky so taking the opportunity, we made up a picnic and set off. We walked along the road to the right until we came to the little bridge that crosses over onto the peninsula. It spans a small, shallow river that flows into the sea a few metres downstream. We then followed the track for a while until we got about ¾ of the way along. We then cut off to the right and trekked through the grass until we reached the rocks. After some exploration, we found suitable shade from the sun in which we could have our picnic. When that was over we managed to get some amazing pictures of the beautiful view; looking out at the Cuillins on the left and straight in front, the endless blue sea. On the way back we discovered lots of wild flowers including Tormentil, Common Spotted Orchid, Ragged Robin, Crocosmia (Montbretia) and big clumps of Bog Cotton. We also saw lots of birds, mainly Gulls, Oystercatchers and occasionally some Herons.

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