Clisham horseshoe

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The long approach to Clisham over the dramatic and rugged ridges of Mulla-Fo-Thuath and Mulla-Fo-Dheas is a Hebridean classic, with views to match. The route makes a full days' hillwalking but is much more demanding than the standard direct route up Clisham from the A859.


Rough and rocky ridges, with very boggy approach and return. Some bouldery sections and one exposed descent requiring great care.

Public Transport

Bus between Tarbert and Stornoway. Traveline Scotland.


500m east of the bridge over the Abhainn Scaladail on the A859. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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