Hillwalking Trotternish Ridge, North Skye
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Trotternish Ridge Strath Mor Storr Quiraing Moll Invertote Cullins Mountains
North Skye Accommodation Skye Rock Formations
Trotternish Ridge, District and Peninsula on North Skye, North of Isthmus
between Portree and head of Loch Snizort Beag. The area includes Fishing Cycling, Sightseeing,
Hillwalking, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.
Hillwalking Trotternish Ridge, North Skye - Scottish Walks.
Trotternish Ridge, North Skye.
Difficulty; 5/10. - Duration; 5 - 7 Hour. O.S. 23
The Trotternish, in north eastern Skye, is a ridge travelling on a north to south basis. It is some ten miles long, give or take. The terrain is friendly in that it mainly consists of grass.
I suppose, for all intents and purposes, the start is at a rock formation in the north called the Quirang and finishes just beyond another rock formation called The Storr and this would be your best bet for a descent.
The Trotternish Ridge can be accessed from various points. I choose a one day outing starting from the car park on the Uig road and walked about 4 miles (5hrs return) to the summit of Beinn Edra (611), from where, on a clear day, the Scottish mainland ( Wester Ross and Torridon ) is visible.
The walking is comfortable, although the grass can get tangly in some parts. One of the highest points of note is Beinn Edra, 611 mtrs, after about 4 miles, if you start from the Quirang. Although the land drops evenly away to the west, the better views on the ridge are of the mainland off to the east, that of Torridon and Wester Ross.