Forcan Ridge Route 5
High drama and grand views in the pointiest part of Scotland
K intail, in the eastern Scottish Highlands, is a popular hillwalking destination for its long ridge walks and dramatic landscape. The gateway to the Isle of Skye, it doesn’t fail to deliver in matching its famous neighbour. There are multi-day walks here, as well exciting and dramatic scrambles on offer. Forcan Ridge is renowned as a great scramble, and hands and feet will be engaged throughout most of your ascent to The Saddle. Sgurr na Sgine, although not as spectacular, is an impressive summit to bag, overlooking Forcan Ridge and the South Glen Shiel Ridge, with views across to the Cuillin on Skye. Under the cover of winter, this makes for a great mountaineering experience and a very physical challenge for anyone wishing to cut their teeth on their first winter ridge scramble.
The mass of Sgurr na Sgine looms, with the summit to the left.