Would quite like to climb onto the ridge via the complete Dubh ridge, looks to be very ‘interesting’. I’d still like a stroll down the glen sometime though… A boat trip on the Isle of Skye is a must on any Scotland itinerary! Whinlatter Round aka ‘Caught in the Forest’! I was slightly amused to see two anglers trying their luck and wondered whether they were from the tents which were pitched up not far from the landing stage. The extremely rocky Black Cuillin in Scotland‘s Isle of Skye is a group of mountains (including 12 Munros) that offers some of the best scrambling and climbing opportunities in the United Kingdom. Melinda walked behind her still holding her hand but also putting her left hand on Skye's shoulder. What absolutely breath-taking scenery – I want to be there! I have to say I have a niggling to go and try the Dubhs but, as usual, I’d need a guide. In the end, I was glad I hadn’t managed to hire one! Coastline blended into mountains on the day when we left Camasunary bothy and began the hike to Coruisk. We eventually clambered to the foot of The Bad Step where I was so quick going up onto the crux of it to try it out, Richard almost missed the act with his camera. There is no signposting and often there is not even a trail, making it an absolute adventure in an epic landscape, but it requires navigation skills and good fitness. ( Log Out /  Some are heading up on to the Dubh Slabs and the ridge. Skye Emily Austen is on Facebook. Carol. And Richard, less obsessed, taking some nice loch and river photos…, We then set off for a little extension to ‘The Bad Step’ as I wanted to see, and possibly have a go on it…, Richard’s photo of the start of the path across a low pass under Sgurr na Stri. There’s just something about it… . The path is gravel with regular puddles. A stop was soon put to this by the first heavy shower of the day – no rain had been forecast at all… We were eventually kitted up with life jackets and took our place on what they nowadays call ‘a rod’ (a large inflatable boat anyway). © "mountain coward" and "The Adventures of a Mountain Coward", 2011 through to present date. First time was a walk in from the Elgol road after arriving in the post bus and then via Camasunary and the ‘step’ to spend a week in the sanctuary. I like the pictures. Carol. The metal farm gate has a wooden kissing gate on the left hand side. Some are heading up on to the Dubh Slabs and the ridge. Once at the loch you can either retrace your steps (7miles) or, in good weather, leave Coruisk via its south seaward shore. It took a while to realise he was asking if I was “doing the Dubhs'” as in Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Dubh Beag, I eventually replied that I was. Alex Salmond will not appear in front of harassment complaints inquiry tomorrow, Scottish independence: If Scotland 'breaks free' from UK it faces bankruptcy and EU can't afford to let it rejoin soon – Jim Duffy. I eventually found a grassy rake at the end of the slabs which would take you safely back onto them and quite high up onto the ridge. Today's creation is "What If the first Centipede soldier exploded only an hour earlier, leading to Skye never joining the team." (click on photos for full size/resolution – half are mine, half Richard’s – but all are digital point-and-shoot this time as I forgot my proper camera on the day! I have to admit I’m really tempted by the Dubhs Ridge, even though it’s way out of my league. Don’t attempt the Skye Trail if you’ve never been backpacking before, if your experience of hillwalking is limited to Scafell Pike or Snowdon, or if you can’t navigate with pinpoint accuracy over vague, pathless terrain in hill fog. 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