Walking and climbing

This part of Skye offers a wealth of walking and climbing opportunities to visitors. We have the shore, the hills and the high peaks of the Black Cuillins all on our doorstep. All of the land in the area is owned by conservation charity The John Muir Trust‎ so offers unrivalled accessibilty for those loving the great outdoors. The picture on the link is the Cuillins from Elgol shore and captures the awesome landscape beautifully.

Coastal walking

South Skye offers some of the best coastal walks anywhere in the UK.  You won’t find any better scenery anywhere in the UK on the Elgol to Loch Coruisk coastal path and other routes in the locality make for great days out.  Strathaird Island and the shore between Elgol and Glasnakille offers high cliffs and sheltered inlets to explore and most of this coastline is part of the Skye Trail long-distance path. The picture on this link is taken from the hill behind Springbank.

Hill walking

The cottage has immediate access onto free-to-roam common grazing land that stretches all the way to Camasunary Bay, the Cuillin Hills and beyond.  You can take a boat trip across Loch Scavaig to get a more direct route into the Cuillins and walk as far and go as high as your legs will take you.  The Blaven group of Black Cuillins is accessible from the Elgol road near Torrin and offers some really challenging routes across all grades of climbing and scrambling.  For those more interested in a more gentle ascent try the Red Cuillins accessible from Torrin on the Elgol-Broadford road.

Guided climbing

There a number of highly qualified and experienced professional mountain guides on Skye.  They will guide you up the signature peaks on the Cuillin Ridge, such as The Inaccessible Pinnacle, if you are up for it. Try: Skye Guides; Skye Mountain Guides; or Guiding on Skye but there are many others.


The amazing In Pin on the Cuillin Ridge