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A walk to Sgarbh Breac - Remote north west of Islay

Today another post from Teresa Morris of Islay Wildscapes with many stunning images from the remote north-west of Islay, the area between Bunnahabhain and Rhuvaal lighthouse to be precise. After spending yesterday photographing the red deer rut on Jura, today Teresa walked from Bunnahabhain to Sgarbh Breac, the highest point on this part of the island.


Teresa Morris: Northwest from Bunnahabhain is the summit of Sgarbh Breac 364m. A steady climb to its summit over grassy and heathery slopes is rewarded with dramatic views of the Sound of Islay, Jura, Scarba, Colonsay and Mull. The summit has a trig point from which the Rhuval lighthouse can be clearly seen on the north coast of Islay. Looking west towards Mala Bholsa evidence of the former sea level with raised beaches are seen. Further to the west the cliffs of Sanaig, Nave Island and Ardnave point dunes dominate the skyline. Sgarbh Breac provides a stunning panorama vista of the Paps of Jura and view looking south down the Sound of Islay to McArthurs Head and across the eastern skyline of Islay. Continue reading.....


Electricity supply to Rhuvaal Lighthouse

Looking towards Jura and Scarba

Looking west to Mala Bholsa

Spectacular Cliffs at Mala Bholsa

Rhuvaal Lighthouse

Rhuvaal Lighthouse from Trig Point

Sgarbh Breac Summit

Sound of Islay

View of Paps of Jura

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jo vosper

Sunday, 11 October 2009
Your islands are so beautiful - so wild and peaceful - I'm falling in love with them!


Monday, 12 October 2009

Jo, it's even better when you are here yourself. If you weant to dream away a bit further may I suggest a couple of links where you can find many more images?

Islay Gallery

Islay Pictures Photo Blog

Pictures on Islayinfo.com

Isle of Jura Image Gallery

Enjoy the images :-)

I'd rather be on Islay :-)
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