Coire Lagan in the Cuillins

A Highland walk posted on 31/05/17 by Sharkoz. Update : 13/11/17

A superb walk in the Cuillins, with breathtaking views of the sea and a charming little Loch at the end.
The only challenging part is the end of the climb, where you need to climb up some scree for the last 300 metres.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h15[?]
Distance Distance : 6.53km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 584m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 584m
Highest point Highest point : 624m
Lowest point Lowest point : 60m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Highland
Starting point Starting point : N 57.201868° / W 6.284481°


Set out from the path behind the campsite toilets.

(D/A) From here, take the small paved path that climbs up in steps.

(1) Cross the dirt track and keep climbing up toward the mountains.

(2) From here, the climb becomes steeper and takes you over some scree. You can go around it a little to the right of the stream to stay on the rock more.

(3) You have reached the summit! You can admire Lochan Coire Lagan and the beautiful views of the sea. If you are feeling brave, you can even take a dip.

The return journey is back along the same path as on the way out. Be careful over the first 100m of descent (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.1 - alt. km 0.1 - Cross a dirt track
2 : km 2.89 - alt. km 2.89 - Climb up some scree
3 : km 3.26 - alt. km 3.26 - Lochan Coire Lagan
D/A : km 6.53 - alt. km 6.53

Informations pratiques

Make sure you are wearing good shoes and have windproof clothing.
The last section can be slippery, especially in rainy weather.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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During the walk or to do/see around

If the weather is good, the banks of the Lochan are an ideal place for a picnic with beautiful views of the sea.

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