Domnhuill Dubh's Bridge
Start at Mingarry, on the A861 north of Acharacle, OS
Explorer 390 at NM686 694
Park by the hall (but not on Sundays between 10.30 and 12.30)
and walk down the road to the old bridge.
Go through the gate beyond the bridge and climb the hill through
the wood. Note the very large grand fir trees beside the road.
Beyond the first bridge is an old gatepost made out of a piece
of railway track.
Carry on up the track, noting the very old oak trees covered
in moss and ferns.
Squeeze through the gap after the second bridge and you come
to the old village of High Mingarry. You start to see the
first ruins where the track levels out. Turn left following
the 'Quad Bike' tracks to the top of the hill and then follow
the ridge and the old stone dyke to the left until you reach
the stream. There is a stone bridge across the stream said
to have been built by a local strong man, Domnhuill Dubh Laidir
Mingarry (Strong Black Donald of Mingarry).
Cross the bridge and follow the stream down, keeping to the
top of the ravine.
Pass through the deer fence back into the wood and you will
find on your left a strange stone structure which could be
a compound to store hay during the winter. There is an old
stone wall below this compound and you can follow it for a
long way through the woods. It will eventually lead you back
to the track down to Mingarry.