Walk: 5-star views at soggy Score Horan

Skye | Waternish | Half day walk | ★★★

[Score Horan cliffs]

There aren't too many vistas which take the breath away like Score Horan does. Descending from Cnoc Breac, you break through a final line of trees to be greeted with magnificent cliffs plunging 100 metres to a raised beach, beyond which the Ascrib Islands and Trotternish break the mirrored surface of Loch Snizort. Unfortunately the rest of the route, across featureless moorland, fails to measure up to the climax. In particular, the middle section is navigated by a sodden path which is barely worthy of the name in places; we hope your boots are waterproof!

[Score Horan]

📌 Walk: 5-star views at soggy Score Horan ★★★
▶ 5 km / 3 miles | ▲ 180 metres
Summits: Cnoc Breac (233 metres) | Features: Score Horan cliffs / Beinn an Sguirr
Start / finish: Car park (don't block turning area) at minor road end, south side of Gillen, Skye, G.R.: NG 268595 ///doubts.coveted.spires

Route: Car park - track south then east to quarry on Cnoc Breac - Cnoc Breac summits - Biod a' Ghoill - Score Horan - start
Terrain: Excellent tracks for first half and last section. Path over Cnoc Breac to cliffs is intermittent and very boggy, marked with very infrequent posts; clifftop section mostly gives better going.
Wildlife today: Horses near the finish; butterflies and moths once the drizzle cleared.
Weather today: Dreich at first, drizzle fading, temperature in mid teens.

[Track ascent]

Route map


Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)

Chronological photo guide

[Track leaving Gillen]

[Track to Cnoc Breac]

[Views back to Loch Dunvegan]

[Leaving the track - the bog starts here!]

[Boggy ground on Cnoc Breac]

[Approaching Score Horan cliffs]

[Score Horan]

[Score Horan]

[Score Horan]

[Loch Losait from Score Horan]

[Loch Losait from Score Horan]

[Score Horan]

[Last stretch to the car park]

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