Loch Greshornish - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
This panorama was taken from above the road on Ben Uigshader overlooking the Loch. The hamlet of Flashadder lies in the foreground.
Loch Greshornish - FURTHER INFORMATION
Loch Greshornish - Skye visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Loch Greshornish' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.
Panorama over Loch Greshornish on the west coast of the Isle of Skye. There are two ancient forts on this side of Loch Greshornish, Dun Borve and Dun Flashader. There is also a campsite on the shores of Loch Greshornish at the small hamlet of Flashadder.
This panoramic photograph shows the view over Loch Greshornish from above the A850 on the lower slopes of Ben Uigshadder (246m), the hill whose peak you can see rising above this viewpoint.
Loch Greshornish lies on the way from Portree to Dunvegan on Skye. From Portree the A850 curves round the headland that separates Loch Snizort Beag from Loch Greshornish and then proceeds down the east side of the loch past the small villages of Kidonan and Flashader. At the end of the loch, the road pases through Blackhill (home of the Edinbane Pottery) before turning inland up a glen to Dunvegan itself.
The landscape on this north western area of Skye is more gently sloping and does not have the same craggy peaks and mountains typical of the North East and mid-island areas. Much of this land is used for crofting, for keeping livestock and offers many gentle low-level walks. It is easier to get overland on foot, so walkers explore areas of coastline which are inaccessible by road and the few small hills here can be easily ascended for excellent panoramas with clear views over wide areas. Nearby, the Waternish peninsula offers a lot of coastline walks and camping facilities.
Travel and Getting There:
In Portree, take the junction by the High School towards Dunvegan / Uig via Borve. Approx 5 miles along, take the west-bound junction for Dunvegan. This location is a further 8 miles (approx) about ten minutes drive from Dunvegan. This panorama was taken from the top of a steep cutting bank above the road.