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Best Walks - Glen Sligachan

Walking Glen Sligachan on the Isle of Skye

Introduction to the Walk
Starting in the tiny coastal hamlet of Elgol, this fabulous linear route takes you first to Camasunary Bay, with dramatic views of The Cuillins all the way. From here you will continue to pass through Glen Sligachan and finish at one of the best pubs in the UK!

There is a car park at the start of the walk (in Elgol) and at the end (in Sligachan). Therefore, you are able to hike this linear walk in your preferred direction. If walking with a friend having a car at each end may be an advantage, or else you will need to make use of taxis or public transport to return to the start.

The Route

Stage 1
From Elgol, first you need to head up the road, the B8083 for just a few minutes. However, do be aware that this itself is quite a steep start! As you walk along the road you will notice a footpath leading off to the left, next to a building, this is the footpath you need to take.

Stage 2
Once on the footpath, it is simple to follow all the way to Camasunary, with fantastic views of both The Cuillin Mountains and also Loch Scavaig, where you can even spot the islands of Soay & Rum. However, do be aware that the path underfoot is somewhat tricky in places and you may need to use your hands to steady yourself as you go. It is quite an exposed in sections and may be demanding for those with a fear of heights.

Stage 3
Once at Camasunary make your way north, past the bothy, and enjoying excellent views of Bla Bhainn. Continue to follow the path first to Loch Na Creitheach and then on to the smaller Loch an Athains.

Stage 4
Simply continue along this beautiful glen, now with views of Sgurr nan Gillean, famous for Pinnacle Ridge to the left. The path remains distinctive all the way to Sligachan itself, whereby a visit into Seumas Bar, famous for its vast selection of whiskey, is a must!

Map of the Route


Walking can be a dangerous activity, all information provided here has been done so free of charge and we can take no responsibility for the accuracy of that information. Please make sure you do all your own research and understand how to equip yourself and know how to use a map and compass before undertaking any walk.
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