Blain – Loch Blain – Bealach Sgairt Dea-uisge – Torr Mor - Blain

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This walk is near Dorlinn and Castle Tiorum (pronounced Cheerum) and gives an opportunity to make a detour to visit the castle. Tiorum means dry and this ruined castle, once the traditional seat of Clan MacDonald of Clan Ranald, is situated on a small tidal island. Under most tidal conditions it is possible to walk over the tidal causeway and view its exterior – the interior being out of bounds for safety reasons. (Look out for the Famous Five - they may share their ginger beer with you!)
The walk starts with a gradual ascent into quiet hill country by a bubbling burn. The lochans, when you reach them, are in lovely settings. When I visited the first two were fringed with water lilies. Our route then descends to and crosses the minor road to Castle Tiorum and returns to Blain firstly on the shore of Loch Moidart (look out for water birds and otters here!)and then on the bank of the River Shiel.There is opportunity to visit the old Shiel Bridge which is a Thomas Telford design built in 1840.
There are several badly maintained stiles on the walk but you (and any four legged companions) can avoid most if not all by going through the strands of wire in the fence – see photo of waymark 3.
Those wanting a longer walk could consider combining this with walk 4359

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Lochaber


Birds, Castle, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, River, Sea