Glamaig and the northern Red Hills

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Glamaig and the northern Red Hills give a fine circuit with punishing scree but unparalleled views.


Very steep slopes of scree and stones have to be negotiated, particularly on Glamaig (which can be omitted). The lower ground is very boggy in places. There is a path for most of the route.

Public Transport

Buses from Portree, Broadford and Kyleakin - get off at Sligachan Hotel. Traveline Scotland.


Lay-by on east side of river at Sligachan. 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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