We found this little hike on Walkhighlands and it was exactly what we were looking for. It is 2.25 miles out-and-back, and it's in the bottom of the valley formed by the River Talisker, so is almost perfectly flat. The hike follows a level-surfaced farm lane, which makes for easy walking, despite a few muddy potholes and the requisite sheep feces. The trail passes through the tiny settlement of Talisker, from which two very friendly kitties emerged to greet us, thrilling Frankie beyond measure. The tide was high when we reached the beach, so we did not see the unusual black and white sand patterns that are exposed at low tide. However, high tide meant a rocky beach, which translates to endless entertainment for Frankie.
|Preshal Mor looks inviting|
|red campion (Silene dioica)|
|there were peacocks lurking by the carpark when we returned|
|route map from Walkhighlands|