The Cuillin and Minginish

The Cuillin and Minginish

The Black Cuillin are the most spectacular and challenging mountains in Britain. These are peaks of which dreams are made - and nightmares! Many of their summits require scrambling or even rock-climbing to reach. There are several shorter walks that enable less experienced walkers to experience something of their drama, alternatively why not hire a guide to help you complete that particularly difficult route.

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The Minginish coastline is only slightly less spectacular and almost unvisited, with huge cliffs and dramatic waterfalls which can be reached by the keenest of walkers, together with one of the most beautiful bays on Skye.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Talisker Bay grade3.5km 1 hour
Eynort Forest walk grade9.5km 3 - 3.5 hours
Glen Brittle and Loch Eynort forestry walk grade16km 4 - 5 hours
Fairy Pools and Coire na Creiche gradegrade8km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Loch Sligachan gradegrade11km 4 - 5 hours
Rubh' an Dunain, Glen Brittle gradegrade13km 4 - 6 hours
Coire Lagan gradegradegrade9km 3 - 5 hours
Fiskavaig coastal circuit gradegradegrade10km 4 - 6 hours
Sgurr na Banachdich gradegradegradegrade8km 5 - 7 hours
Bruach na Frithe gradegradegradegrade13.5km 5 - 7 hours
Loch Eynort and Preshal Beg gradegradegradegrade17.5km 7 - 9 hours
Sgurr na Stri gradegradegradegrade24km 7 - 9 hours
Sgurr Dearg and the In Pinn gradegradegradegradegrade8km 6 - 8 hours
Sgurr Alasdair gradegradegradegradegrade9.5km 5 - 6 hours
Sgurr a Mhadaidh & Sgurr a Ghreadaidh gradegradegradegradegrade9.5km 6 - 8 hours
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich gradegradegradegradegrade11km 5 - 6 hours
Sgurr nan Gillean gradegradegradegradegrade12km 5 - 7 hours
Am Basteir gradegradegradegradegrade14km 6 - 8 hours
Southern Cuillin and Coire Ghrunnda gradegradegradegradegrade15km 7 - 11 hours
The Skye Trail 128km 7 days

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Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.