Glamaig - avoiding the scree

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Glamaig is one of the finest 360 degree views in Scotland, but its steep slopes on all sides deter many an ascent. This unfrequented route avoids the worst of the terrain, ascending via the NE ridge over An Coileach.


Steep, pathless ascent - mostly on grass. Rocky ground can be avoided with care.

Public Transport

Buses from Portree, Broadford and Kyleakin - get off near junction with the Moll Road.


Layby on A87 just south of junction with the Moll Road / Golf club. 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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