How difficult is this hike, and should you make it a priority?
The hike from the parking to the bothy is easy, it will take you about 30 minutes. From the bothy you have to hike West until you get to the fence. Cross the first one, and hike along the second one. This is where you decend. The trail is good and most people will be ok with hiking down here. When you get down it is easy hiking. The coastline is beautiful with many nice rock formations. It is pretty cool to be at the Northernmost point of the island, and the sunset is great as well. I enjoyed this hike and I think it is well worth the effort and the time. Make sure you visit the bothy as well.
Use the link bellow to check out my video from Rubha Hunish if you are interested. Starting 9 minutes and 50 seconds into the video.
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