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1 July 11.  Ben Hutig, Sutherland.  A fine morning, cloudy later then it cleared again to give a fine evening.

Ben Hutig is the highest point of the vast A' Mhoine wilderness, which stretches north of Ben Hope between the Kyle of Tongue and Loch Eriboll.
It's an easy walk from West Strathan, not all that interesting but I thought it would be a good viewpoint.  It was, but the cloud had built up
by the time I reached the summit making the light a bit flat.  Still, I haven't had any rain so far this trip so I mustn't grumble.

The summit itself is quite interesting with various stone structures, including what must have been a well built hut, alas now roofless.
 The summit trig point is surrounded by a wall which seems to have kept out the sheep and the worst of the weather.  It's created
a miniature nature reserve with quite a variety of plants growing in it, including Willow Herb, in stark contrast to the bleak moorland around it.


Morning light on Ben Loyal.


Ben Hutig.  Not much 'foreground interest' around here so this relic will have to do.


Ben Loyal and Ben Hope from the summit plateau.


Ben Loyal from the summit rocks.


The north coast looking towards Caithness.


The summit plateau from the northern summit, point 390m.


Back on the main summit.


The summit 'nature reserve'.


Looking west over Loch Eriboll.


Back at the Kyle of Tongue.  An evening stroll by the shore.


Ben Loyal and the Kyle of Tongue.


And again.


The Kyle of Tongue, looking north over the causeway.


Back at my favourite spot.
No sunset photos tonight - it was mediocre compared to previous nights.


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