Walks from the Gatliff Hostel at Reinigeadal by Neil Pinkett

Cover Book

In 2000 the Gatliff Trust published Neil Pinkett’s Walks from the Gatliff Hostel at Reinigeadal. Neil is the Alfred Wainwright of Harris, producing a handwritten pictorial guide and illustrated by his own sketches.

Having described seven walks and hinted at more, he concludes the book by writing

On the other hand, it is nice simply to climb up the slope at the back of the hostel and sit on a rocky outcrop up above the Dale of the Rowan Tree, and just be there…….

There is a Foreword to the book by Peter Clarke, Chair of the Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust, followed by an informative introduction to Rhenigidale before the detailed descriptions of seven walks. PDFs of the pages of the walks are available to download below.

Molinginish sketch

Part of a page illustrating the walk to Molinginish


The Rhenigidale to Tarbert “Postman’s” Path



The caves, the breathing stone and the rollercoaster…


Nostar and Toscaram


Further Walking

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