Sgorr an Fharaidh and the Finger of God

This obscure hill rising above Cleadale in the northern part of Eigg gives an unexpectedly spectacular short hillwalk. A very steep ascend leads up to a grand walk along a fine escarpment, with views down over fabulous rock scenery to the beautiful beaches at bays of Laig and the Singing Sands, with the mountains of Rum and Skye making a fine backdrop.


Steep hill path, some navigation needed. Return route crosses some boggy ground.

Public Transport

None to start, which is just over 5km from ferry pier (walk or cycle). Ferry to Eigg pier from Mallaig, limited summer service from Arisaig.


Cleadale. Open start point in Google Maps for 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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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