Blà Bheinn

Blà Bheinn

If you’ve got one, good clear day while you’re visiting the Isle of Skye, this is the walk to do. The views are spectacular, stretching across the Cuillin mountains, Glen Sligachan and down to the coast. The linear route climbs past waterfalls, lakes and crosses a section of loose scree to reach the summit.

Start and End Location: Car Park on Loch Slapin. Follow the B8083 to the northern tip of the Loch and continue on the road until you cross a bridge. The car park is on your right. Parking is free and there is a donation box.
Start Postcode: IV49 9BA, approx.
Distance: 8.5km
Time: Approx. 5 hours
Facilities: None
GPX Download: Link below map
Grade: Medium Mountain Walk

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From the car park, return to the road and walk back across the bridge. The start of the path is through a gate on the left.

The well marked path follows the edge of the river, passing by waterfalls.

walking route Bla Bheinn Skye

The path continues through moorland and crosses two small streams.

After crossing the second stream, the path turns sharply left and continues uphill across rocky terrain.

Eventually a flat, grassy area is reached.

walking route Bla Bheinn Skye

Cross the small stream and continue upwards, bearing slightly to the right. Ahead, there is a wide scree slope. Follow the faint path to zigzag up across the scree.

Continue straight ahead for an amazing view down to the coast.

walking route Bla Bheinn Skye

With your back to the coast, retrace your steps to the top of the scree and take the path on the left, which zigzags through loose rocks to the summit.

walking route Bla Bheinn Skye

After enjoying the view, retrace your steps back to the car park.

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