Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland
(Glasgow Section)

Coruisk Memorial Hut

Coruisk Memorial Hut

Location

Coruisk Memorial Hut is situated on the Island of Skye at the head of Loch Scavaig, close to where the River Scavaig flows the few hundred metres from Loch Coruisk to the Sea. It is about 100m from a new landing stage in Loch na Cuilce (off Loch Scavaig) (OS Sheet 32, Grid Ref: NG 487197). The building is self contained and sleeps 9 persons in bunks within the main room. Sleeping bags are required although there are a number of blankets. Power is supplied by bottled gas that serves the cookers, lights and new stove. Both the flush toilet and the kitchen sink are served by a water pipe running from a nearby burn. All pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, etc. are also provided. (Only sleeping bags, clothing and food are required.)

Activities from the Hut

In spite of its remoteness the hut is ideally situated for excursions to Sgurr na Stri (recommended), Druim nan Ramh, The Dubhs, Gars-bheinn and the more demanding traverse of the Cuillin Ridge. Rock climbing of all grades is found nearby. On less energetic days one might include low level walks around Loch na Cuilce, where there are many seals and other forms of wildlife, or around Loch Coruisk, where the scenery is most dramatic with the black rocks plunging into the watery depths.

Access

Boat from Elgol - a 30-minute sea crossing. There are now two operators but please check their website for up to date details on pricing and sailing times:

David Brown - Tel: 0800 731 3089, Email:

Bella Jane Boat Trips
Sailing from Elgol with price options including per person for one-way, standard return trips and also available are group charters.

AquaXplore RIB (15-minute crossing)
Price options include per person for one-way, return trips and also available with pickups and dropoffs on the coast of Skye, Rum and Canna. A flexible service.

Seumus MacKinnon - Tel: 01471 866 288, Email:

Misty Isle Boat Trips
Price options per persion for one-way, standard return trips, discounts for children and also available are group charters. No Sunday sailings.

Walking from the road at Kilmarie - a hike of some 10km (6 miles)

Follow the landrover track as far as Camasunuary, then the rough track round the headland by way of the ‘Bad Step’ and the Scavaig River to Coruisk. This route will take between 2 and 4 hours depending on one's fitness, load and weather.

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