An Sgurr on Eigg from Sgorr an Fharaidh

An Sgurr and Sgorr an Fharaidh on Eigg

Routes on the peaks on the Isle of Eigg

Eigg is an island of surprises ! It's a small island, much smaller than neighbouring Rum, but the community is vibrant, having bought out the absent landowner in 1997. The island boasts interesting history, amazing geology and green credentials, more of which can be found on their community website.

Main route summary

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The prominent peak that dominates the view is An Sgurr, which is at the eastern end of Europe's largest pitchstone ridge. You'd think the route up here would involve climbing, but fortunately there's an easy walking path. The other high ground on the island, Beinn Bhuidhe is encircled on most sides by cliffs and crags, a walk up this and to it's highest point Sgurr an Fharaidh is detailed in 'Alternative Routes' below.

In 2012 the 'Easter Eigg' race took nearly 50 runners from the pier to the summit, with the winner taking under 42mins ! Perhaps they'll run it again soon ?

Peaks An Sgurr (394m, Marylin)
Sgorr an Fharaidh* (340m, Marylin)
Ascent 410m (1,350ft)
Distance       7.5km (4.5m)
Time walk : 2:30hr*, run : 1hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Galmisdale
(grid ref : NM484838)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
An Sgurr : 'the peak'
Sgorr an Fharaidh : 'peak of the reel ?'

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