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Ascent of Triuirebheinn from Lochboisdale

By Julian Paren

The highest hills of South Uist attract many hard hill walkers each year. From these peaks a vaster wilderness can be seen that attracts few, because the hills do not carry the desired names of "Munros" or "Corbetts".

An outlier north of Lochboisedale is Triuirebheinn and a track exists to cross the mosaic of water behind Lochboisedale to provide access to a water supply facility for the town. Beyond the loch steep moorland has to be crossed to reach the summit.

An out-and-back route was a choice made on the hill as the weather started to close in. A longer walk had been planned. This walk is 5.4 miles long and took us 4 hrs 20 mins with a lunch on the exposed hilltop. The walk gave a great impression of emptiness especially when the cloud thickened and lowered. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link .


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