Thursday, 11 May 2006
Traigh Hornais and Traig Lingeigh
A hot day in early May, on the coast of North Uist not far from Berneray. Walking down a very pleasant track, across farmland and between two dramatic graveyards, brings you to the beaches of Clachan sands. The picture above shows the rock at Hornais which divides the beaches. To the left, Traig Hornais, and beyond it the communities and islands of Grenitote, Sollas and Vallay. To the right, Traig Lingeigh, Newton Ferry and Berneray.
The beach of Traig Lingeigh. At exceptionally low tides, the beach extends to the small circular island of Lingeigh.
At the end of the beach, a walk over the small hill of Sudhanais (c. 100 feet) takes you to the small community of Newton Ferry (4 croft houses). Beyond is the small beach at Rubha na Traghad, and the road meandering off to the Berneray causeway about another mile distant.