Cuillin Hills viewpoint (Sligachan)

Skye | Sligachan | Viewpoint | ★★★★

[Black Cuillin from Sligachan]

There's not much more to Sligachan than a building, old bridge and a string of laybys, but if there's a more awesome roadside view in Britain we've yet to find it. The Sligachan Hotel chose well when they relocated here in 1830, with their climber's bar serving good food to weary souls in sociable surroundings. Each July, the Glamaig hill race departs from here, the target being the unmissable dome-shaped peak directly to the east, best seen in afternoon or evening light. In the morning, the nose of the Black Cuillin ridge steals the show - a jagged mass of unlikely pinnacles, buttresses, coires and 11 Munros, looking as if someone burnt the Alps to a crisp and dropped the twisted remains here on the Misty Isle. That being said, Skye's changeable climate means that views of any of the above are far from guaranteed!

[Glamaig, one of the Red Cuillin (17/8/15)]

Location & info

📌 Cuillin Hills viewpoint (Sligachan) ★★★★
Layby on A87 at Sligachan, Skye, G.R.: NG 486299 ///singles.suggested.stone
Always open | Free

[Cloud-capped Black Cuillin beyond the old bridge over the River Sligachan (17/8/15)]


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