Eas Mor Waterfall and Coire Lagan

  • Height: 50 ft
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Total Time: Allow about 40 minutes.
  • Navigation: The paths to the waterfall are clear and well-walked
  • Starting Point: Glen Brittle Memorial Hut or beach car park (GR408206) and walk back along the road.
  • Public Transport: Bus to Glen Brittle.

This is an easy walk to a waterfall in a spectacular setting just below the Cuillin. Unfortunately, in the warm summer evenings, this is an area much loved by the dreaded midges!

Drive to Glen Brittle, stopping half-a-mile from the beach car park at the Memorial Hut, and find a parking space, if possible without causing any obstructions. If this is not possible, then park at the beach car park (GR408206) and walk back along the road.

Cross the road and climb over the wall, following the path which climbs gently up beside the Allt Coire na Banachdich. Follow the path for about 20 minutes, until you reach the edge of the ravine and see Eas Mor in its splendour, with the Cuillin as a backdrop.

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The Cuillin with Eas Mor waterfall in the foreground.

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Map of walks to Eas Mor Waterfall and Coire Lagan.

Map Required:

  • Map Required: OS Landranger 32: South Skye

Coire Lagan

  • Height: 1845 ft
  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate to hard.
  • Total Time: Allow about 3 hours.
  • Navigation: The path leading to the lochan is clear.
  • Starting Point: Glen Brittle beach car park (GR408206).
  • Public Transport: Bus to Glen Brittle.

This is a good walk on rough but clear paths up to a lochan in the heart of the Cuillin. On a warm day, sit with your feet in the cool water of the lochan and watch the climbers negotiating the Cuillin ridge. From the path to Coire Lagan you get excellent views out to sea, with both Canna and Rhum visible.

Drive to Glen Brittle and park at the beach car park (GR408206). Follow the path to the campsite toilets, then go out the back of the campsite and up the grassy slopes towards a stream. Follow the stream for a while, then cross it and continue upwards on the now rocky path, ignoring paths leading off to the right and left. The last stage of the path is short, steep and badly eroded, bringing you up to the lochan and the stunning views of the Cuillin Ridge and Sgurr Alasdair. This is an excellent place for a picnic.

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Coire Lagan and the Cuillin ridge.

Map Required:

  • Map Required: OS Landranger 32: South Skye

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