Route: Luskentyre

Area: Outer Hebrides, Harris

Date of walk: 8th March 2024

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2.2 miles

Ascent: 100 feet

Weather: Sunny

After this morning’s walk up Ceapabhal there remained time for another short walk in the afternoon. We decided on a stroll along Tràigh Losgaintir (Luskentyre beach), which has been voted the finest beach in the UK

We parked at the end of the minor road through Losgaintir (Luskentyre) and followed a path through the dunes onto the sands of Tràigh Rosamol, the northernmost part of Luskentyre Sands. We turned left to walk along the beach and as we did so we looked back to Beinn Dhubh, which brought back memories of a fabulous walk six years ago when we’d returned to the start via Tràigh Losgaintir

Navigation was a simple matter of walking along the beach with the sand dunes on our left. The island of Taransay was well seen across the sea, as were the mountains of North Harris. The beach curved round to the south and further along we made our way up to the dunes to head inland

When we reached a cemetery we turned left alongside the fence (with the graves on our right) and then followed a track which brought us onto the road. From here it was a short stroll back to the start

NOTE: tide times will dictate the exact route along the sands. Don’t be tempted to stray too far out as the tide comes in very quickly. The route is impassable at high tide, so check tide times before setting off on this walk

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