Magestic Elgol – One of the most beautiful places to visit.

To me Elgol is one of the most beautiful places in the world the view from Elgol to the Skye ridge, the mountains and sea with the majestic Loch Coruisk  and Sgurr Na Stri magnificent !

The drive over to Skye was incredible and after a wild week of wind and rain it was great to see the sun again. The drive was as always wonderful and worth going out of the way to Elgol and having a walk along the coast. I had a great walk and the local School house crag was looking great and the situation was impressive I would love to climb here one day.

On the way To Elgol I passed Blaven what a mountain so neglected by many who only climb the Munro. The magnificent Glach Glas ridge is a gem and a must despite the magnificent peaks on the main Ridge. It is a great mountain and dominates the scene, the roads were busy with tourists enjoying the late sunshine and the boats were still running over to Coruisk.

One of the reasons I went to Elgol was the memorial to the F111 crash from 1982 that is in the village! It was the first time I have visited it! On a day like this is was a great experience and with the calm sea, sun and incredible mountains it was the place to be and I had some special time here!  I met a local lady Maggie Anne McKinnon who updated me on the memorial and the incredible place she lives in and we had a great walk up the steep hill to the Memorial.  It has a stunning view of the ridge and of Sgurr Na Stri and Loch Coruisk.

     It was then a drive to the BMC hut in Glenbrittle this is the view from the window of the Skye Ridge, what a view.

I was first there what a place to be and the ridge was sunny and clear!  Soon the peace was broken by others arriving but I got down to the beach and the sea to watch the sunset.Then back to the hut it was dark by `1920.


It was then back to the hut what a grand place to stay and lots of plans to make the best of the weather that was forecast to be excellent.

This has already been a special weekend !

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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