/ Running the Trotternish Ridge
No, but we walked half of it and commented at the time that it would make a good run :-)
No, but like Toreador, have often had my eye caught by it. The possibility of running it is mentioned in the description of it in one of the Richard Gilbert/Ken Wilson walking books, iirc.
Another fantastic run on Skye is the coast from Orbost to Ramasaig but it'd be easier than Trotternish.
> Another fantastic run on Skye is the coast from Orbost to Ramasaig but it'd be easier than Trotternish.
Just looked at that on a map - in good weather, that would be fantastic! Is there a path all the way - from the 1:50k map, it looks like there's a section in the middle without a path.
There's a track and then a good path from Orbost to MacLeod's Maiden's, then it's make it up for yourself as far as Lorgill - at least, though some maps show one, I didn't find a path - and then from Lorgill to Ramasaig there's a track.
One of the things I found particularly memorable about that run is that it's fairly committing: standing on top of MacLeod's Tables gazing over the boggy moorland towards the sea before doing it, I thought, "Wow, that looks pretty isolated country". It is!
And as a reward to the kind person who has dropped you off and met you, you can take them to the Three Chimneys - it's just round the corner.
> And as a reward to the kind person who has dropped you off and met you, you can take them to the Three Chimneys - it's just round the corner.
Thanks for all that - I'm beginning to see a plan developing. A reason to go to the Three Chimneys would be excellent!
Well, you'll just have to do it now!
Hmm. I have another race two days before that. But the Trotternish Ridge is considerably more appealing than Kinnoull Hill. Better get training!
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