Talisker Bay Beach- Isle of Skye

Talisker Bay beach and stack

On April 17th, 2024, a guided walk to Talisker Bay Beach on the Isle of Skye is described. Parking is limited and often difficult during peak seasons. No local refreshments are available, but the nearby Talisker Distillery offers some amenities. Talisker Bay, famed for its stunning cliffs and high waterfall, provides spectacular sunset views at low tide. The post includes various images and a downloadable route map for easy navigation.

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The Fairy Pools- Isle of Skye

Fairy Pools, Allt coir a Tairneilear, Isle of Skye

On a serene April evening, we revisited the Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, after over two decades. The area, offering pay and display parking and café facilities nearby, has grown popular, attracting many visitors. Our journey featured a simple round-trip hike along well-maintained paths, capturing the enchanting scenery and waterfalls. The tranquility of fewer tourists and the absence of midges enhanced our experience, allowing us to photograph the stunning landscapes, including the famous pools against a backdrop of fading evening light.

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Red Screes via Kilnshaw Chimney

Red Screes, Kirkstone Pass Wainwright fell

On 12th May 2016, an adventurous scramble up Red Screes via Kilnshaw Chimney was undertaken, diverging from the usual pathway from Kirkstone Pass. This challenging route, featuring steep and loose scree, and a tricky rock face, offered a more secluded ascent. Despite the Kirkstone Pass Inn being closed, the journey was rewarded with picturesque views at the summit, where other tarns and pools complement the landscape. The descent required careful navigation, culminating back at a well-equipped but free car park.

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West Loups’s Abandoned Farmstead

West Loups's ruined farmstead, Cothersone Moor, Teesdale

Embark on a leisurely walk to West Loups’s Abandoned Farmstead on Cotherstone Moor, accessible via a public footpath. Note that this area, part of an active Army Firing Range, requires caution with red flags. The ruins at West Loups’s, rich in history, offer insights into past settlements and army training remnants. Prehistoric rock art and scenic views complement the walk, but visit only during safe, flag-free days.

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