Geo-Trips :: The island of Taransay

Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) [7]

A walk from Taransay shore, Thu, 3 Jun 2010 by David Purchase

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In the first half of June 2010 I visited the Outer Hebrides. I had only recently joined Geograph, and so my photos were not always in an ideal order for a Geo-trip. But I knew enough to realise that I could get some Firsts!

The visit was broadly north to south, from Lewis to Barra, and so they are presented here as a series.

June 3 saw a visit to two more islands, Taransay and Scalpay. This trip shows Taransay and the next one Scalpay. Obviously a boat trip was involved for Taransay, but all the photos were taken on land.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NB0301 : Approaching the summit of Taransay by David Purchase
Approaching the summit of Taransay
The trig point on Beinn Ra, 267m, is inside the stone shelter at top centre.

NB0301 : The summit of Beinn Rà, Taransay by David Purchase
The summit of Beinn Rà, Taransay
I climbed Beinn Rà with a group of committed hillwalkers and peakbaggers.... more

NB0201 : Loch an Duin by David Purchase
Loch an Duin
There is a Dun on the small island in the loch, from which it takes its name.

NB0201 : The Dun in Loch an Duin, Taransay by David Purchase
The Dun in Loch an Duin, Taransay

NB0201 : Am Braigh-lochan, Taransay by David Purchase
Am Braigh-lochan, Taransay

NB0200 : Old Mill, Allt a'Mhuilinn, Taransay by David Purchase
Old Mill, Allt a'Mhuilinn, Taransay

NB0300 : Slopes above Loch Uir, Taransay by David Purchase
Slopes above Loch Uir, Taransay

NG0399 : The shore near Paible, Taransay by David Purchase
The shore near Paible, Taransay
Paible (or Paibeil) was the former village on Taransay. The highest of the hills... more

All images © David Purchase and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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