By Alex Kendall
Published: Jan 14, 2016More by Alex
Nicknamed the misty isle, the black gabbro peaks of the Cuillin on the Isle of Skye dominate the striking views on this easy winter walk.
For those of us without great winter mountaineering skills, they’re best viewed from the mighty Glen Sligachan. Even from here they still have the ability to scare the bejeezus out of most people.
Running north to south, the glen divides the main Cuillin ridge from the outliers of Marsco and Blàbheinn. From here it finally becomes the Srath na Crèitheach, which reaches the sea at Loch Scavaig. It is wild and remote. Even if the peaks are in cloud it’s still a special place. You can guess at the rocky heights above and watch the mountain streams cascading into the glen.
There is not much chance to make this a circular walk. The best way to approach the route is to start at the Sligachan Hotel and head south on the path to wherever you feel happy to turn around. A suitable objective might be the base of Blàbheinn. As the path is low down and snow less likely to lie as deep as on other routes in this list, this could be a great target.