|Sithean a' Bhealaich
Chumhaing from road A855
Sithean a' Bhealaich Chumhaing
|Estimated net time||1½ hours|
|Drinking water||No access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route.|
|Parking||Room for several cars along the road at trail head.|
|Start height||135 metres|
|Vertical metres||260 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||4.1 km|
From Portree, the capital of the island Skye on the Scottish west coast, drive approximately 3.6 km north on road A855 to where a gravel road runs right from A855, behind a gate. This is approximately 1.3 km north of the Torvaig exit. Park along the left hand side of A855.
Start your hike by crossing the gate to the gravel road and follow this road 370 metres uphill, to where it turns right. From here continue in the same direction (east) on off-path terrain, all the way to the summit, which is marked by a concrete cairn.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
10. May 2013
After our morning hike this Friday it had been a miserable day with low clouds and rain. But I still wanted to go for an easy afternoon hike, and Erling was keen to join and test his new Cioch jacket. We found the right trail head without any problems, and from here we had an easy walk through partly thick fog. When we got up to the east edge of Sithean a' Bhealaich Chumhaing we had some spectacular views down a steep gully, and then easy walking across grass clad slopes the last few metres to the summit.
After the hike it was back to the hotel and the usual post hike pints, and a couple of games of pool.