|Beinn na Greine from
Beinn na Greine
|Estimated net time||2-2½ hours|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route.|
|Parking||Room for one or two cars at trail head.|
|Start height||205 metres|
|Vertical metres||290 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||6.3 km|
From Portree, the capital of the island Skye on the Scottish west coast, drive road A87 0.5 km (0.3 mi) north from the main junction outside Portree and turn left on to road B885 (signed for "Struan"). Drive 3.2 km (2.0 mi) and turn left where signed for "Glenmore", and then drive 4.0 km (2.5 mi) and park on the left hand side of the road at the start of a service road.
Start your walk by heading up the service road and follow this road 1.2 km to a T-junction. Fork right and continue 800 metres on the service road, to its end. Skirt around the telecomm installation on its right hand side and continue north-east down into the pass between the small height you're on and Beinn na Greine, and then continue north-east to the summit. The summit is marked by a concrete cairn, surrounded by a 330° boulder shelter, and is located on top a distinct little top.
Descend by reversing your ascent route, or to get some variation descend back down to the pass and then head right (west) towards a telecomm installation, from where you'll find a service road that will take you back to the service road T-junction.
11. May 2013
This Saturday was our last day on Skye and I decided to throw in a quick hike before breakfast, and before Håvard and Erling got their feet on the floor. It was yet another misty day, but I avoided rain and actually very much enjoyed the hike through some partly boggy terrain.
After the hike I enjoyed a good breakfast, and then the drive back to the main land and Fort William.