The Tourist Guide to Glendale, Isle of Skye

The Cuillin from Colbost
The Cuillins from Colbost at Sunrise.

The most impressive mountain range in the British Isles and a mecca for walkers and climbers.

Their sheer scale, and the difficulty of their ascent, has given rise to them being known as "The British Alps".


The Cuillins from Sligachan
The Cuillins from Sligachan in January.

Of the summits, only Bruich na Frith (pronounced 'brook na free') can be regarded as accessible to the regular fell-walker. The others require climbing skills and/or use of ropes and specialist climbing equipment.

Those without climbing skills can enjoy the splendour of these mountains by visiting the gorgeous, turqouise-blue fairy pools, on the lower slopes of the Cuillin Ridge in Glen Brittle.