Camasunary from Am Mam

One of the longer of the 'strolls' on The Skye Guide, this is nonetheless a straightforward walk. It starts from the parking spot at the side of the Elgol road at NG545172 (just south of Kilmarie) and takes you across the well built track to the beach at Camasunary. There are great views all the way, but especially so as you reach the summit of the track at Am Mam (190m). From there, a panorama of the Cuillin Ridge, Sgurr na Stri, Marsco and Bla Bheinn opens up. Choose a day with good visibility for this one!


The track was built by the army in 1968 to allow better emergency access to the south-east of the Cuillin. It has not been maintained in great condition, but it makes for a non-boggy walk with no navigational challenges.

On the track near Am Mam
Once at the beach, there are plenty of choices. You can cross the river at the far end (on stepping stones, only possible when the river is low and the tide is out) and continue to explore the coast towards Loch Coruisk, or you can head northwards into the bottom end of Glen Sligachan. Either of these would take you into pretty remote territory though. Probably best just to enjoy the beach and the views before setting off again, back over the pass to Kilmarie.