Skye Trail 5: Sligachan to Elgol
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The fifth stage of the Skye Trail follows remote Glen Sligachan to the beautiful bay at Camasunary where there is an MBA bothy. From here a vertiginous cliff path with fantastic views across the water to the Cuillin reaches Elgol which has a shop, cafe, B&B and seafood restaurant. This is a good place to have a rest day and take the boat trip to Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin if the weather is good.
Path along Glen Sligachan, narrow exposed cliff path to Elgol - great care needed as there have been several fatalities here.
Buses from Portree and Broadford to Sligachan and Elgol (no. 49).
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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