I quite like these as they are bouncy but, despite the female pilot saying it would be rough, I found it exceedingly tame and didn’t even need to hold on (I am used to riding nutty horses though ), We soon arrived, after a visit to the seal colony, at the landing steps at the end of Loch Scavaig. Your Data Will Be Safe and Secure. There were some cairns to mark the way but would have been difficult if the slabs had been wet. Did you do them alone? I’m not sure it will cause the dog many problems – it might cause you a problem if you’re hanging on to the other end of his lead at the time though! I’m heading up to Skye May bank holiday with some mates.. for part of the trip we’re spending a night and day around Loch Coruisk. She was going to be brave. Walk Scotland has an interesting tale about The Bad Step that begins as: “Friday the thirteenth. The path passes the ruins of Duntulm Castle and the remains of Erisco, a crofting settlement deserted in the eighteenth century. The loch itself can be got to on foot. Skye took a deep breathe and tightened her grip on Melinda's hand and strode forward to the moving steps. The 'Bad Step', Skye - geograph.org.uk - 23932.jpg 480 × 640; 113 KB The Bad Step seen from the water - geograph.org.uk - 545012.jpg 640 × 428; 76 KB The Bad Step, en route from Camasunary to Coruisk - geograph.org.uk - 1635571.jpg 640 × 480; 93 KB The hike from Kilmarie to Coruisk via the Bad Step is one of the most spectacular and challenging of Skye's low-level walks (11 miles round-trip; allow at least six hours). All these options are long walks in themselves and unlikely to leave enough time to make a circuit of the loch without an overnight camp. Hope you have a good trip…. Learn how your comment data is processed. The northern end of the loch is ringed by the Black Cuillin, often wreathed in cloud. You can 4×4 to this privately owned cove but you’ll need to contact the Camasunarie Holiday Home and pay for the gate’s code. We met a couple coming the other way from it and checked that what I was looking at was the Step – they confirmed it was. I have been a couple of times ‘doing the doo’s’ with a forty year gap between the visits…..different starting place for the slabs each time. I was very pleased we were given hot drinks on the trip back but sad not to be returning on ‘the rod’ as it was by now much bouncier and would have been superb fun. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I’m hoping they’ll still let us come if they vote Yes! I expressed concern about the slabs we’d just seen them crossing and said they looked far worse. We’d heard warnings about the path around the edge of Sgurr na Stri: incredibly rough, difficult to follow, time consuming, and with one obstacle fearsome enough to be called the Bad Step. You’ve done two things there I’ve always wanted to do but never have. Cheers. Richard eventually told me to get on with it and I smeared my way across until I thankfully found the river descent which was very wet but much safer. Ok… in my next life I’m going to be born there….So, so beautiful! The Skye Trail is an unofficial route that winds for around 130 kilometres (80 miles) from the northern tip of the island to the harbour town of Broadford. Bella Jane Boat Trips & AquaXplore, Elgol Picture: The 'Bad Step' Loch Scavaig - Check out Tripadvisor members' 1,285 candid photos and videos. The Black Cuillin Ridge was formed 60,000,000 years ago and is all that remains of an eroded magma chamber of a huge volcano. Simon Howlett Photography (fellow film photographer). First, walk around Loch Coruisk; second, follow the coast and cross the Bad Step. Superb post Carol. The Bad Step is across the Shiny Slabs ahead (my photo) – it’s the crack running up and then down just above the dry-looking section low down on the rock. Blaven South Ridge ». One of the many fine memories I have of the trip was when walking along the ridge dropping from Sgurr nan Eag a walker coming the other way enquired if I was “doing the doo’s”. The section we had to traverse was wet and potentially slippery and there was a clamber onto a shelf above to start which caused me to dither for a while. the Bad Step looks an option to incorporate … As long as you take the correct route it's not too tricky, when dry, for the sure footed. Eventually I spotted where the In Pinn should be (I recognised An Stac below it) and we decided to wait until it cleared the cloud for a minute so Richard could take a photo with his great zoom. I’d originally tried to book another guide to take me onto the Cuillin Ridge as my guide had left the island for the rest of the week and the weather was supposed to be superb. There’s just something about it… . Looks all much more inviting when the sun is shining! ... Slip on The Bad Step, a slab of rock with a natural crack for … Change ). Put it this way, there was no walking whatsoever once you rounded the corner – just clambering and scrambling. Richard, of course, had his walking pole but I didn’t. We crossed the several sections of burn dryfoot and easily and then I immediately fell in a very deep bog hole and poured water in the top of my boot! I still maintain the step is easier than the preceding slabs as it was sheer below you – if you fell off, you wouldn’t scrape anywhere, you’d just make a nice, resounding splash into the deep sea – far preferable in my book to multiple lacerations! Coastline blended into mountains on the day when we left Camasunary bothy and began the hike to Coruisk. The Red Cuillin are mainly made up of granite which was less resistant to the glaciers than gabbro, hence the rounded appearance of the hills. Must be nearly ten years since I walked out to camp at Loch Coruisk, your post has got me itching to get back. Colin Henderson recommends some top scrambles. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I was absolutely fascinated by ‘The Dubhs Ridge’ as you’ll see from my photos. Skye, Etappe 4, von Kilmarie zum Loch Coruisk Hiking trail in Kilmarie, Scotland (United Kingdom). Would quite like to climb onto the ridge via the complete Dubh ridge, looks to be very ‘interesting’. Melinda walked behind her still holding her hand but also putting her left hand on Skye's shoulder. Thu 7 Aug 2014 Comprised mainly of hard, rough gabbro rock and smoother basalt the ridge was sculpted into its current form by glacial activity and subsequent weathering over the millennia, which created the unique jagged character of the Ridge. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to "mountain coward" and "The Adventures of a Mountain Coward" with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. 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