Sgorr Horan or Beinn an Sguirr cliffs
Distance: 5km (3 miles)
Time: 2 – 3 hours
Terrain: Forestry tracks and moorland path which can be wet underfoot. Steep cliff edges mean care should be taken. One steep downhill section.
Summary: This circular walk takes you to along the dramatic escarpment of Beinn an Sguirr, where Golden Eagles can often be seen riding the thermals or perched on the inaccessible crags. From this point, the Ascrib Isles can be seen below and to each side the dramatic landscapes of Waternish and Trotternish. Further afield, the Isle of Harris can be seen in the distance, and on a clear day you can make out the black and white Calmac ferry plying across the water. The walk is straightforward, mostly on forestry tracks and signed paths. However, it can be very boggy on the open moorland section and forestry harvesting operations sometimes means care needs to be taken if people are working in the area. The walk starts and finishes at Gillen, an isolated crofting community.
This is crofting land. Please abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code which can be found here and in particular please keep dogs on a lead where there are sheep and cattle.
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