There is a scenic 7 mile Walk along the
north bank of Loch Sligachan. Walk Info.
There is an 11 mile Walk through the Glen
Sligachan south to Elgol. Walk Info.
Gillean Mountain at 964m / 3,163ft is a
tough hike on the Cuillin Ridge. The main route
to this Mountain is from Sligachan. This Ridge
has some of the toughest Mountains in Scotland
to Hike and Climb.
1395 - there was a Battle in this area after
the MacDonald's / Lords of the Isles, invaded
with their Longboats. Clan MacLeod of Skye won
the Battle, by killing most of the MacDonald's.
The Spoils, Weapons and Money, were divided by
the Macleod's at what is now known as the Rock
of the Spoil, in Harta Corrie, below Sgurr nan
1820s - the Old Bridge at Sligachan was
1830 - Sligachan Hotel was built.
1854 - John MacKenzie was born at Sconser 3
miles south. From an early age, MacKenzie began
Hiking and Climbing the Cuillin Mountains.
1872 - the famous Mountaineer Charles
Pilkington climbed with MacKenzie. Pilkington
then encouraged others to to visit the area to
Hike and Climb the many testing peaks on the
Black Cuillin Ridge.
MacKenzie then began working as a
Professional Guide, attracting many Tourists to
the area. The Toughest Mountain on the south
end of the Cuillin Ridge was named after
MacKenzie as Sgurr Mhic
Chounnich in Gaelic meaning Mackenzie's
1930s - the New Bridge at Sligachan is
2018 - I stayed at Sligachan for two nights.
Was attacked by a squadron of fearsome Midge
one night just before dusk, have since obtained
Midge repellant that works great.