Elgol to Camasunary in the Cuillin

A very nice hike along the water and mountains in the Cuillin.

Technical sheet
No. 4098934
A Highland walk posted on 29/05/16 by LB_Neil. Update : 07/07/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h25[?]
Distance Distance : 9.21mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1404ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1417ft
Highest point Highest point : 623ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 10ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Highland
Starting point Starting point : N 57.145237° / W 6.107153°
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Fabulous landscapes Pebbled beach View from the cliffs


(S/F) Reach Elgol and park near the harbour where there is a car park. From the car park walk road B8083.

(1) Take the left path following the sign that reads "Camas Fhionnairigh, Sligeachan / Camasunary 3.1m, Sligachan 10.7m”.

(2) Take the small path between two fences with the sign that reads "Ceum gu Coir Uisge / Footpath to Coruisk”.

(3) Walk along the path that follows the coast at an altitude of around 60 metres The water is on your left.
Head down to a rocky beach and then back up to an altitude of around 60 metres.
After about 2 km, arrive at Camasunary where some shelters are located.

(4) Take a well-marked path up on the right heading north-east, then off to the right towards the south.

(5) Reach an altitude of around 190 metres and then start to go downhill gently.

(6) Cross a small stream with a ford.

(7) Meet up with the B8083 road and take it to the right. Follow this road to Elgol where we return to the car park and starting point (S/F).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 43ft
1 : mi 0.43 - alt. 289ft - Start of the route
2 : mi 1.35 - alt. 89ft - Cliffs
3 : mi 2.07 - alt. 10ft - Stony beach.
4 : mi 3.61 - alt. 75ft - Climb up a path on the right
5 : mi 4.46 - alt. 604ft - Small pass
6 : mi 5.19 - alt. 177ft - Crossing the stream
7 : mi 5.84 - alt. 131ft - Road B8083
D/A : mi 9.21 - alt. 43ft

Useful Information

The sea view is breathtaking during first part of the course. But beware, roughly between (2) and (3) it overlooks some impressive cliffs. Avoid if you are prone to vertigo.

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

Bring water as there is nowhere to get any on the route.

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