Coire Lagan in the Cuillins

A superb walk in the Cuillins, with breathtaking views of the sea and a charming little Loch at the end.
The only challenging part is the end of the climb, where you need to climb up some scree for the last 300 metres.

Technical sheet
No. 4098689
A Highland walk posted on 31/05/17 by Sarita J. Update : 30/12/17
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h30[?]
Distance Distance : 4.06mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1916ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1916ft
Highest point Highest point : 2047ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 197ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Highland
Starting point Starting point : N 57.201868° / W 6.284481°
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View of the sea Lochan Coire Lagan


Set out from the path behind the campsite toilets.

(D/A) From here, take the small paved path that climbs up in steps.

(1) Cross the dirt track and keep climbing up toward the mountains.

(2) From here, the climb becomes steeper and takes you over some scree. You can go around it a little to the right of the stream to stay on the rock more.

(3) You have reached the summit! You can admire Lochan Coire Lagan and the beautiful views of the sea. If you are feeling brave, you can even take a dip.

The return journey is back along the same path as on the way out. Be careful over the first 100m of descent (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 197ft
1 : mi 0.06 - alt. 256ft - Cross a dirt track
2 : mi 1.79 - alt. 1611ft - Climb up some scree
3 : mi 2.03 - alt. 2047ft - Lochan Coire Lagan
D/A : mi 4.06 - alt. 197ft

Useful Information

Make sure you are wearing good shoes and have windproof clothing.
The last section can be slippery, especially in rainy weather.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

If the weather is good, the banks of the Lochan are an ideal place for a picnic with beautiful views of the sea.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Tue 20 Nov 2018 14:16:07 CET

on Mon 12 Nov 2018 09:12:37 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 12/11/18
Description quality : Good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

really good walk

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