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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: Skye

Altitude: 775 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Glamaig and the Red Hills circuit from Sligachan

Glamaig via An Coileach, avoiding the scree.

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 and grass up the west ridge (if you can call it a ridge). 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 1104 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Glamaig. They have contributed 23 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.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  21/7/23  10 C1
  19/5/17  10 C2F1
  8/4/19  8 C1F1
  17/11/23  7 C1
  16/3/13  7 C1
  30/6/18  6 C5
  29/9/14  6 C1F1
  19/9/22  5 C1F5
  17/10/13  5 C1F1
  17/8/15  4 C1F1
  12/5/23  3 C1F1
  26/4/14  3 C1
  12/7/13  3 C2F3
  12/5/19  2 C3F1S2
  1/6/15  2 C6
  19/7/13  2 C1
  29/9/21  1 C1
  14/3/15  1 C1F1
  21/7/09  1 M2C1F1
  2/12/08  1 C1
  11/7/11  0 C1
  2/8/10  0 C1
  5/11/09  0 C1F1

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