The Cuillin and Minginish

The Cuillin and Minginish

The Black Cuillin are the most spectacular and challenging mountains in Britain. These are peaks of which dreams are made - and nightmares! Many of their summits require scrambling or even rock-climbing to reach. There are several shorter walks that enable less experienced walkers to experience something of their drama, alternatively why not hire a guide to help you complete that particularly difficult route.

Link to Skye Guides

The Minginish coastline is only slightly less spectacular and almost unvisited, with huge cliffs and dramatic waterfalls which can be reached by the keenest of walkers, together with one of the most beautiful bays on Skye.


Walk Grade Length Time
Talisker Bay grade3.5km 1 hour
Eynort Forest walk grade9.5km 3 - 3.5 hours
Glen Brittle and Loch Eynort forestry walk grade16km 4 - 5 hours
Dun Ardtreck and Ardtreck Point, Fiskavaig gradegrade4.75km 1.5 - 2 hours
Fairy Pools and Coire na Creiche gradegrade8km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Loch Sligachan gradegrade11km 4 - 5 hours
Rubh' an Dùnain, Glen Brittle gradegrade13km 4 - 6 hours
Coire Lagan gradegradegrade9km 3 - 5 hours
Preshal Beg & More with Biod Ruadh, Talisker gradegradegrade12.25km 5.5 - 6.5 hours
Fiskavaig coast, from Talisker gradegradegrade12.25km 5 - 6 hours
Glamaig - avoiding the scree gradegradegradegrade6.5km 4 - 5 hours
Sgùrr na Banachdich gradegradegradegrade7.5km 5 - 7 hours
Glamaig and the northern Red Hills circuit gradegradegradegrade13km 6 - 8 hours
Bruach na Frithe gradegradegradegrade13.75km 5 - 7 hours
Sgùrr na Strì gradegradegradegrade23.5km 7 - 8 hours
Sgùrr Dearg and the In Pinn gradegradegradegradegrade8km 6 - 8 hours
Sgùrr a Mhadaidh and Sgùrr a Ghreadaidh gradegradegradegradegrade9.5km 6 - 8 hours
Sgùrr Alasdair gradegradegradegradegrade9.5km 5 - 6 hours
Sgùrr Mhic Chòinnich gradegradegradegradegrade11km 5 - 6 hours
Sgùrr nan Gillean gradegradegradegradegrade12km 5 - 7 hours
Am Basteir gradegradegradegradegrade14km 6 - 7 hours
Southern Cuillin and Coire Ghrunnda gradegradegradegradegrade15km 7 - 11 hours
The Skye Trail gradegradegradegrade 128km 7 days

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