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Cadha Riach (The Brindled Pass)

Start location: Garafad, Staffin (NG 490 675)
End location: Slipway opposite Staffin Island (NG 494 681)
Geographical area: Skye and Lochalsh
Path Type: Rural Path
Path distance: 1.6km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

We don't yet have a survey of this route and would be very grateful to receive one. However, to get an idea of what it is like, we recommend the ATLAS Arts Coig Sgiathan / Five Wings project's interesting blog about an August 2017 walk following this built way through the Cadha Riadh. For a circular walk, try this WalkHighlands write-up of a Staffin circuit which includes this old route.

OS Landranger 23 (North Skye)

Heritage Information

This stone-bottomed path leads from the Staffin slipway at Ob nan Ron via Cadha Riadh to Garafad, Staffin. The path is said to have been made in the nineteenth century which means it pre-dates the slipway built by the Congested Districts Board in the early 1900s. Indeed, the zig-zag Cadha Riach path and a Boat Slip are marked on the first edition OS 6" maps (1843-1882). Ob nan Ron will have long been a sheltered anchorage - before the road was created around the coast to the slip, this pass was the main route to-and-from it.

 



 

 

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