Brother's Point.

Start. Culnacnoc.

Route. Culnacnoc - Port Earlish - Dun Hasan - Rubha nam Brathairean (Brother's Point) - Dun Hasan - Port Earlish - Culnacnoc.

Notes. A dramatic rock spar jutting out into the Sound of Raasay, windswept but beautiful, home to early Celtic Christians, gifting the lucky visitor with views to the 180ft Mealt Waterfall and Kilt Rock. This wave cut platform is the eastern most point of Trotternish, the approach is steep, exposed with steep drops, a hands on scramble. Here we encounter a problem, for the past few weeks I've been nursing a damaged knee, the walk through Glen Sligachan yesterday seems to of aggravated the problem, this is a short walk, it turned out to be shorter for me.

We parked on the Staffin road, a lay-by just north of The Glenview Hotel, south of the Lay-by opposite the hotel a finger-post invited us to Rubha nam Brathairean (Brother's Point). First along a stony track we wandered then over a grassy trod to join an ancient lane leading to a ruined croft, the lane continued south ending at the Lonfearn Burn, we forded the burn before ascending to a grassy shelf, warning notices foretold of the dangers ahead. After traversing the grassy shelf our route became perilously exposed as we ascended above a sea inlet to reach the ridge leading to Brother's Point. The breath-taking ridge lead to a steep scramble onto Dun Hasan an Iron Age settlement, it was the scramble that did for my knee, half way up it refused to take my weight, searing pain every time I tried to make any headway, unable to ascend I opted to descend, no luck there either, eventually using hands and backside, staring into the abyss below I managed to reach safer ground, after limping back across the ridge I sat sulking while Sue finished the traverse solo. Our return followed our outward route only a little slower and considerably more painful.

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We've just stepped from the car into wonderful views like this one, The Storr with the cliffs of Hartaval to the right.

Dramatic rock scenery, a small slice of the Trotternish Ridge.

Looking over the many cascades of the Lonfern Burn, The Storr and Hartaval dominate the skyline.

Dwarfing the tiny dwellings of Culnacnoc, the massive cone of Sgurr a Mhadaidh Ruaidh.

Descending to Port Earlish with wonderful views to the mainland for company.

Wandering through the ruins of a past way of life.

Brother's Point backed by the mountains of Torridon.

heading along this ancient track with Brother's Point ahead.

At Port Earlish looking north.

Looking to the precipitous rock walls of Kilt Rock, and the 180ft Mealt Waterfall.

On a narrow cliff face path viewing Brother's Point.

Sue stops to soak up the views.

Seen from the start of the short ridge walk, Dun Hasan, the tower once the site of an Iron Age settlement, the lower ground beyond is Brother's Point, this wave cut platform was once home to early Celtic Christians.

Enjoying views to Rona and Raasay backed by the saw tooth skyline of Torridon.

Sue's about to go exploring solo, the way up's behind her to the left, she was gone quite a while.

Sitting sulking viewing headlands, cliffs and rocky bays of the Trotternish coast.

From my grassy perch, a wonderful view to Kilt Rock.

All alone waiting patiently for my walking partner to return.

Re-tracing our steps, looking across the Sound of Raasay to the coastline and many mountains of Wester Ross.

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