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Scorrybreac and Portree Loop Walk

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Take a short walk from bustling Portree along a forest path that hugs the coastline before emerging onto farmland.  Ascend the grassy hill and return to Portree via Torvaig farm.  
easy
Distance 3.1 km
0:57 h
99 m
89 m

A pleasant circuit of a popular walk taking you along the water’s edge with great views of Portree Harbour and its colourful houses, then a steep climb through woodland, which opens out to views over farmland, and the outskirts of Portree. Return via the Cuillin Hills Hotel tarmac road (quiet, but be aware of traffic).

Please Note: The ground after the coastal path section, particularly around the farm, can be very wet after heavy rain.  Although this is a short walk we recommend waterproof walking shoes or boots.  

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Author
Catherine Allan 
Update: August 02, 2018
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
98 m
Lowest point
9 m

Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries: 

WSSHIGH

Start

Scorrybreac Road, Portree (13 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NG 48773 43867
DD
57.415509, -6.185366
DMS
57°24'55.8"N 6°11'07.3"W
UTM
29V 669044 6367139
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Destination

Scorrybreac Road, Portree

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


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Coordinates

OS Grid
NG 48773 43867
DD
57.415509, -6.185366
DMS
57°24'55.8"N 6°11'07.3"W
UTM
29V 669044 6367139
w3w 
///delighted.glitz.firebird
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
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Graeme Roberts 
November 14, 2021 · Community
A really easy circuit. If you’re not to keen on ‘sudden climbs’… beware. If it’s wet I’d recommend doing the climbing route (counter-clockwise). Well worth it and stunning views.
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Janet Butler
May 10, 2019 · Community
A lovely walk in late afternoon. Well marked and easy walk among bluebells, primroses, with lovely views.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
0:57 h
Ascent
99 m
Descent
89 m

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