Loch Sneosdal circuit, Kilmuir

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An excellent circuit to a hidden loch beneath impressive cliffs. The clifftop section can be omitted and the return made by the waymarked route - reducing the walk to Grade 2.


Lower section of route has good track at first and is waymarked but crosses boggy moorland. Optional upper part of route has steep ascent and descent on grass. 2 new fences have been erected on the route and have to be negotiated.

Public Transport

Bus number 57 from Portree - 4 times a day. Ask to get off at Kilmuir village hall - by the bottle recycling point.


Kilmuir Hall car park(A855) - next to bottle banks. 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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