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On Skye, when heading west through Broadford, a sign points the way south to Elgol. Follow this single-track road for 12km, through Torrin and just around the head of Loch Slapin. Just after the bridge over the Allt na Dunaiche, there is a large rough car-park.
Blaven via the main tourist route
Start by the north side of the Allt na Dunaiche and head up the well constructed path. Through some gates, the path continues close past some waterfalls. After 1.5km, the path crosses the Allt na Dunaiche via stepping stones and continues for another 300m to cross another tributary. An unconstructed but well worn path continues up scree into Coire Uaigneich. Pass two gullies to a grassy area, then look for an obvious worn path heading right (north-west) uphill. Zig-zagging steeply through the grass at first, the going underfoot may well be wet and slippy. The grass gives way to rock and scree higher up and the dark "Great Prow" comes into view. A short col is reached with dramatic, vertigo inducing views down into Coire Dubh. The path swings left, then heads right directly uphill. One easy bit of scrambling is required further up, otherwise it's just a simple walk to the trig point and cairn on the summit. The uninterupted views to the main Cuillin are outstanding.
Return by the same route.