Hill- Walking/Mountaineering

The Black Cuillin

Skye is world renowned for its mountaineering and rock climbing. For those experienced enough to feel comfortable and secure on steep rock in exposed places it is only 30 minutes to Sligachan where you can start accessing these remarkable mountains, and should you wish to approach from the Glen Brittle end, that would only be another 30 minutes. While inexperienced walkers should not even think about venturing onto the Cuillin Ridge, there are plenty of lower level walks for those who are fit enough – not for the faint-hearted. For further info see walkhighlands or “The Isle of Skye: over 80 walks and scrambles” by Terry Marsh (Cicerone Press 1996) a copy of which is in Oystercatchers.