Broadford and Elgol

Broadford and Elgol

The Red Hills are extremely steep-sided, dome-shaped granite mountains which contrast sharply with the jagged Black Cuillin further north. Their scree-girt slopes give strenuous ascents but with the reward of superb views. Adjacent are Bla Bheinn and Garbh-bheinn, outliers of the Cuillin themselves. Rising splendidly from the shores of Loch Slapin, Bla Bheinn is regarded by many as Britain's most beautiful peak.

The limestone of Strathaird offers yet another landscape, greener and more fertile than much of Skye and decorated with caves and rock pavements. There are some fascinating coastal walks here and all round the Elgol peninsula.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Dun Ringill, Kilmarie grade3km 1 - 1.5 hours
Rubh an Eireannaich, Broadford grade3.5km 1 hour
Broadford Marble Line grade13km 3 hours
Prince Charlie's Cave, Elgol gradegrade4km 2 - 3 hours
Rubha Ardnish, Broadford gradegrade6.5km 2 - 3 hours
Keppoch Clearance Village, near Torrin gradegrade6.5km 3 hours
Loch Coruisk circuit (access by boat) gradegrade7km 3 - 4 hours
Boreraig and Suisnish: the Cleared Coast gradegrade16.5km 5 - 6 hours
Beinn na Cro, Torrin gradegradegrade4km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Luib and Torrin Straths circuit gradegradegrade17.5km 5 - 6 hours
Circuit of the Elgol Peninsula gradegradegrade19km 6 - 8 hours
The Spar Cave, near Elgol gradegradegradegrade0.75km 2 hours
Beinn na Caillich and the Broadford Red Hills gradegradegradegrade8km 4 - 6 hours
Bla Bheinn (Blaven) gradegradegradegrade8km 5 - 6 hours
Garbh Bheinn and Belig gradegradegradegrade10km 5 - 7 hours
Glamaig and the northern Red Hills gradegradegradegrade13km 6 - 8 hours
Marsco from Sligachan gradegradegradegrade14km 5 - 6 hours
The Skye Trail 128km 7 days

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