The Beaches of Red Point.

Start. Car Park Red Point.

Route. Car Park - Red Point Farm - Fishing Station - South Beach - Eilean Tioram - Red Point - Creag na Luathe - North Beach - Car Park.

Notes. At the end of the single track B8036 lies Red Point, famous for it's splendid beaches and breathtaking views, silvery seascapes carry the eye to the mountains of Torridon, Applecross, Skye and the Outer Hebrides, views not to be missed, come along, let us share them with you, for on a rare day like today this was a wonderful short walk. The ten mile drive along the single grey ribbon of the B8036 seems a long way, if you dare lift your eyes from the road ahead you'll find you're driving through some spectacular scenery backed by splendid views, the road terminates at a rather large car park.

Eager to be on our way we quickly laced our boots, slung bags across backs and passed through the left hand of two gates. The lane to Red Point Farm guided us south, we passed through the farm yard then a couple of farm gates, when the track swung sharp left we joined a green trod crossing the fertile machair (shell-based grassland), this path guided us to an abandoned fishing station on the southern tip of a stunning stretch of sand. We wandered across the beach to reach the small tidal island of Eilean Tioram a great place to indulge ourselves with an extended lunch.

Lunch over we reluctantly dragged ourselves away, it was too nice to leave I wanted to stay, alas there was more to feast the eyes on. Over sand we slowly wandered before ascending to a faint cliff top path. This path guided us round Red Point, a fair amount of bog hopping followed as we picked our way over spectacular sea cliffs, when the path swung east the stunning dune backed north beach tilted into view. We descended, paddled across the burn (it was shallow) before crossing the beach to access the main path through the dunes back to the waiting car.

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Striding out along the track to Red Point Farm, looking to the many tops of Beinn Alligin with the darker, lower and rather more difficult to pronounce An Ruadh-mheallan in the middle distance.

Red Point beach with stunning views over Loch Torridon.

Approaching the abandoned Fishing Station.

Seen from the Fishing Station, the finger of Eilean Tioram extends into Loch Torridon, across the skyline the hills of Skye.

Wandering along the tide line of a whispering sea looking to Red Point.

Soaking up views over Loch Torridon.

Gracing the southern sky, Beinn Alligin.

Viewing the abandoned Fishing Station.

As seen from Eilean Tioram the wonderful Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye.

Sgeir Ghlas backed by Skye.

Seen from our lunch stop on Eilean Tioram, the green finger of Red Point.

Golden beaches and shifting dunes, a feature of many secluded bays on the west coast of Scotland.

Wonderful silvery seascapes guide the eye to the hills of Applecross.

The hills of Torridon seen from Red Point's south beach.

Stunning views to Skye.

Looking imposing on the skyline, An Garbh-mheall.

The endless sweep of Torridonion mountains, seen from Red Point.

Sue drinks in views over Loch Torridon.

Blue/grey on the far horizon the Cullin of Skye.

Sue strides out eager to reach the north beach.

Another stunning view to the hills of Skye.

The Torridon massif seen over the peaty turf guarding Red Point.

Backed by an impressive dune system, the north beach adorned by a few sun worshipers.

Dramatic rock scenery at Creag na Luathe.

Sea, sand and tomorrows weather system creeping in from the north west.

Our route through the dunes. the car awaits at the other side of these sand hills.

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