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Glamaig is the highest of the Red Hills, a great cone of scree whose ascent is unforgiving, and the scene of the famously punishing hill-race. It is one of the best viewpoints on Skye.

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Region: Isle of Skye

Altitude: 775 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Glamaig and the Red Hills from Sligachan

Other routes and challenges

The direct ascent from Sligachan - as used by those taking part in the hill race - is a nightmare of steep scree. The horseshoe route above is popular, but the best ascent of Glamaig on its own is up the northeast nose to An Coileach from 400m south on the A87 from the junction with the Moll Road.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Panoramic summit view (click to open)

Users' walk reports for Glamaig

There are 487 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Glamaig. They have contributed 15 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  19/05/2017  9 C2G1
  29/09/2014  6 C1G1
  17/10/2013  5 C1G1
  16/03/2013  5 C1
  26/04/2014  3 C1
  12/07/2013  3 C2G3
  17/08/2015  2 C1G1
  01/06/2015  2 C6
  19/07/2013  2 C1G1
  14/03/2015  1 C1G1
  11/07/2011  0 C1
  02/08/2010  0 C1
  05/11/2009  0 C1G1
  21/07/2009  0 M2C1G1
  02/12/2008  0 C1

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