Friday, 4 October 2013
This is a welcome sight for walkers who have climbed to a summit from Urgha, on the Tarbert to Scalpay road, and are about to begin the descent, via a zig-zag path, to Rhenigidale. The trek is described in detail by Mark Rowe in the newspaper feature, Walk of the Month, published recently in The Independent. Many of those who take this route, called The Postman's Path, will stay at the Gatliff Hostel in the small settlement where the footpath ends and a metalled road begins. This crofthouse has provided simple accommodation for 50 years, having been the product of endeavours by the late Herbert Gatliff.
Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of the contributions of many to the islands