Finding the zigzag path to Crackaig
Finding the zigzag path to Crackaig can be difficult so I hope these photographs might help you identify where you are, and where to look!
The Treshnish Headland Walk is a popular walk which takes you along the spectacular coastline of Treshnish Farm. The route takes in the villages of Crackaig and Glac Gugairidh, which are nestled in to a small glen at the top of the cliffs.
Ordnance Survey map changes
This photograph is taken from above Crackaig looking back towards Port Haunn. It shows the beginning of the open flat area as you start to approach the zigzag path to Crackaig. On various editions of the OS map, the zigzag path to Crackaig is shown as following up the burn (waterfall). This is not the path! We have asked Ordnance Survey to change this detail, and it is in process – though we don’t know how long it will take. So check the version of the map you have, and don’t try walking up the burn!
Instead.. you cross the burn and keep walking as the raised beach opens out in to a wide flat area.
Look for this scrub woodland
As you walk you will see this cliff face ahead of you, with this beautiful patch of Atlantic hazel woodland on it. At this point you need to start looking to your left, away from the sea.
Woodland and raised beach
Here you can see the woodland and the raised beach. You now turn your back to the sea and look up into the cliff to the left of the hazel woodland.
The zigzag path to Crackaig starts at the bottom of the grassy slope. It is by the big rock on the left in the middle of the photograph below. Unfortunately the light was so bright the afternoon I took this, it is difficult to see where the path is. But the path is there, just to the right of the shadowy cliff.