Rum Cuillin traverse

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This sustained mountain walk with basic scrambling covers the 5 major summits on Rum, including 2 Corbetts and a Graham. The Rum Cuillin offer arguably one of the most exciting hill days out in the Scottish Islands. The scrambling is simple and unexposed, with good holds and grippy rock, but the route is very long and committing with only 1 water point, and 2 potential escape routes, after the dam. On a clear day you are rewarded by breathtaking views across the Hebrides.

Terrain

Extremely long and rocky mountain traverse. Scrambling is straightforward if easiest line is found. Return walk is boggy.

Public Transport

Ferry to Rum from Mallaig; no transport on the island. Kinloch Castle is 700m from the pier.

Start

Kinloch Castle. Map and 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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