Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.


A run out this morning onto the wide expanse of the wild Ruhba Mòr. The highest elevation, a mere 90m. The plan was to get to the headland, Rubha na Còigich but the wind and tough going caused second thoughts. It would have been an epic. I was intrigued by a small collection of walls and buildings on the eastern side of the peninsula mapped as Camascoille. I expected ruined crofts but instead found three very well maintained cottages accessed by the faintest of paths across the moor. Whoever lived here permanently would have led a hard life. A few clearance cairns show attempts at cultivation and the way down to the rocky cove where a boat could be beached is steep.

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2 responses to “Camascoille”

  1. Dominic avatar

    Yours was the only online content I could find about this place. We kayaked in three nights ago and have been semi-marooned camping while the weather settles. Like you, intrigued by the well maintained but empty houses. The path to the beach was clearly once also well constructed and maintained. A hard life, no doubt, but what a place!

    1. Fhithich avatar

      A few years ago for me now. Thanks for the memory.

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