Isolated by massive basalt cliffs, the Rubha Hunish peninsula seems to be out of reach for hikers. Fortunately, there is a passage in the rock face, which makes it possible to reach this fantastic place on a narrow and steep path.
The not too difficult circular hike to Rubha Hunish offers many breathtaking views of the Minch estuary and the Outer Hebrides mountains further out. With a little luck you can see many sea birds as well as seals, dolphins and small whale species.
The tour follows mostly easy paths through a flat undulating meadow landscape. Here the subsoil can be partly quite damp and muddy.
For those who find the steep and slightly exposed descent from the basalt cliffs to the Hunish peninsula a bit too daunting, this section can also be omitted and instead enjoy the fantastic view from above.
After the hike, the ruins of the MacDonald fortress Duntulm Castle on a small languet in the southwest is worth a visit.
The descent on the basalt cliffs requires a certain degree of surefootedness.In wet weather it can be quite slippery here.
Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots are an advantage.You should never lack other weatherproof clothing in Scotland.