Preshal Beg & More with Biod Ruadh, Talisker

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This rugged circuit is a real adventure, visiting the highest part of the Minginish coastal cliffs at Biod Ruadh, and the two strange hills Preshal Mor and Preshal Beg. The Preshals - in particular Preshal Beg - are remarkable for their hexagonal basalt columns, reminiscent of Staffa or the Giant's Causeway.


Pathless walk over tough terrain: bogs, steep grass, heather and crumbling cliff edges. Good navigational skills essential.

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Near end of minor road to Talisker. 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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