Trotternish Ridge

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One of the finest ridge traverses in Britain. Spectacular views throughout.

Terrain

A very long and challenging walk with much ascent and descent; surprisingly for a major ridge there is no path most of the way, though there is much firm grassy going. Most people split it into a 2 day hike with a camp or bivvy on the ridge itself.

Public Transport

This is a linear walk finishing in Portree. Bus number 57 from Portree, get off at foot of Loch Langaig footpath - 0.5km north from roadside picnic area by the loch at Dunans. Traveline Scotland.

Start

Start of Loch Langaig/Harsco footpath, Flodigarry. Map and 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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