Sgurr a Mhadaidh Ruadh from Glenhinnisdal

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A walk up a peaceful glen gives access to a dramatic section of the Trotternish Ridge.


Pathless but fairly good going on turf throughout. Very steep grass in places.

Public Transport

No public transport to start of walk. Bus number 57 from Portree passes the foot of Glenhinnsdal 4 times a day; this 4km from start of walk.

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 and may not be suitable in winter. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.


End of minor road up Glenhinnisdal. Map and directions.

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