ElevationAscent: 119' 36 m
Descent: -130' -40 m
High: 102' 31 m
Low: 21' 6 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)
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“A boggy experience past/through two lochs with towering mountains to either side and lots of sheep to keep you company.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
The trail starts in the small hamlet of Luib. There are a number of farm roads and animal trails that take off at the end of the short road which passes through the hamlet, so a GPS track or the Hiking Project mobile app will be useful. The trail begins on the west side of a small creek.
After you pass by a small loch (Loch nam Madadh Uisge) you'll climb a very low pass (100 ft) into the beautiful Strath Mor valley. A lazy river drains the valley into the Atlantic Ocean. Another creek feeds into the second, larger lochan (Stratha Mhor). The trail passes very close (and at times seemingly through) the western side of the lochan. After the loch, you'll have to find a place to ford the river as the trail continues on the eastern side of the river. I found a convenient crossing area after a small fenced area at the south end of this lochan.
The trail along the eastern bank is more defined and generally easier going but there still may be some boggy sections. You'll reach a third, much larger loch (Loch na Squabaidh). Again, the trail passes directly along (and at times through) the edge of the loch. Beyond the loch, the trail becomes more manageable and very quickly, you'll reach the B8083 road on the Atlantic Ocean.
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Land Manager: John Muir Trust