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B890

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B890
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From:Grogarry (Groigearraidh) (NF773396)
To:Loch Skipport (Loch Sgioport) (NF828386)
Length:3.5 miles (5.6 km)
Meets: A865
Highway Authorities

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Traditional Counties

Inverness-shire

Route outline (key)
B890 Grogarry - Loch Skipport
Eriskay ponies on the bogs near Loch Sgioport

The B890 is perhaps the best of all of the Uists' mad B roads. We start at Grogarry (Groigearraidh) - two houses - on the A865 Uist spine road and head east for 3.5 miles past Loch Druidibeag nature reserve until we reach Loch Skipport (Loch Sgioport). Almost immediately, the road crosses a causeway at the north end of Loch Druidibeg, before skirting around the shore of the loch, with the mountains of South Uist in the distance. The loch is not a single expanse of water, but rather a confused mixture of lochs, islands and pools scattered across the moorland landscape. It therefore takes some time before the road turns away from the water.

Heading West now, the road does eventually leave the loch behind, with other smaller lochs passed as it skirts around the base of Ben Tarbert. This is open moorland country, with some stunning views on a clear day, but the end is now in sight. From start to finish, we pass... wait for it... two houses, one of which is derelict! What is more, both of these are in the last few hundred metres as the road approaches Loch Skipport. The final approach is through a rock-cut cutting, and then round a hairpin bend. Next to the first of the houses (a former school and still inhabited, a turning on the left also heads to the loch, leading to a Marine Harvest Fish Farm site with a slightly more accessible pier than that at the end of the B890 itself. Beyond the road, paths wind across the moorland passing a number of ruins suggesting that the population along Loch Skipport was once somewhat larger than it is today. Perhaps this was the justification for classifying this mad road!



B890
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Eriskay ponies on the bogs near Loch Sgioport - Geograph - 36479.jpg
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