Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh Ruadh, from Glenhinnisdal

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A walk up a peaceful glen gives access to the dramatic central section of the Trotternish Ridge. The highlight is a visit to Sgurr a' Mhadaidh Ruadh - the Peak of the Red Fox - which projects out from the ridge.


Pathless going with some fairly rough ground on approach to the ridge. Steep grass in places.

Public Transport

None to start. Bus 57 from Portree passes bottom of Glenhinnsdal, 4km from start.


End of minor road up Glenhinnisdal. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

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