I am off to Skye with the Moray Mountaineering Club for the weekend. We are staying in the Heart of the CuIllins at Glenbrittle in Skye in the BMC Hut. I have not been for a while to Skye and hope the weather holds. I love Skye and this is my first time for nearly 3 years and I am so looking forward to it . It never ceases to amaze me with these incredible mountains and just to be there will be magic no matter what we do.
“We who have been go again, and again advise you to go, you will not be disappointed” Nowadays there is so much to do with the new guide books and places to visit. so many memories of wild days and great fun.
I have been lucky to climb the ridge many times and even do the complete day in under 12 hours not bad for a walker.For many it was a wild introduction to this place that is so Alpine and has so many wild places to visit. I also did a few 2 day traverses of the ridge and one with my dog Teallach a crazy few days buy I was young and daft then.
Nowadays these hills are not to be rushed but savoured and enjoyed and just a glimpse of the ridge may suffice.
The Hut is situated close to the Cuillins in a sheltered glen to the south west of the Ridge. The path to Sgurr Dearg and the “Inn Pin “ starts at the Hut and other parts of the Cuillin Ridge may be accessed easily. The situation is superb yet accessed by road. For those wishing less challenging terrain, Loch Brittle beach is nearby and there are excellent coastal walks often shared with Sea Eagles, Peregrine Falcons and many other birds of interest. The Hut is a fine site for sea kayaking, either to launch at the beach (3Km). Or for an overnight stay.
The Hut is open all year to members of clubs affiliated with the BMC or MC of S or to individual members of these organisations. For those using one of the many, excellent, local guides, the Hut is a convenient meeting place. Children are very welcome.
Visitors are encouraged to be self-sufficient, especially in the winter and to take care of the premises. Mobile phone reception is not available and is unreliable in the mountains. There is now a land line telephone in the Hut: 01478 640 216.
This is free of charge but donations are encouraged.
A major programme of refurbishment has been completed with new showers, drying room, kitchen and addition of gas for cooking and heating.
SKYE – “We who have been go again, and again advise you to go, you will not be disappointed”