Òb nan Ròn
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Òb nan Ròn

Òb nan Ròn, the small bay of the seals, is the name for the bay that has the slipway.

This area is known for its wildlife where a wide variety of seabirds can be seen. Breun Phoirt is the tidal area to the south that has a fantastic array of seaweed and rockpools. The rocks along this coastline offer great opportunities for sea fishing. Locals often fish here and catch large pollock and mackerel in Summer.

When you reach here follow the clear path marked Òb nan Ròn to takes you to Garafad.

The path as it rises to the high point of this route is known as Cadha Riabhach, the brindled pass or path. Sgeir Bhàn is the basalt column cliff face in front of you that is popular with local climbers.

There is a significant amount of archaeological sites in this area and we will be developing a specific archaeological guide for this route in the future. This includes burial cairns, cleared townships and ruins that could date back to the Norse period.

This path takes you through Garafad common grazing. Expect to see a mixture of sheep and cattle and keep any pets on a lead at all times.

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