Sgurr a Mhadaidh Ruadh from Glenhinnisdal

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A walk up a peaceful glen gives access to a dramatic section of the Trotternish Ridge.


Pathless but fairly good going on turf throughout. Very 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

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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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