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Paul Davidson has come up with this suggestion:
Camas Malag Beach to Suishnish/Borreraig
6 mile return to Suishnish11 mile circuit
Camas Malag-Suishnish-Borreraig-Kilchrist-Camas Malag.
My favourite regular run. To get to the start follow the Elgol road from Broadford. At the Kilbride fork take the left hand fork and pass through Kilbride until the end of the road at Camas Malag beach. You will see the track to Suishnish rising from the end of the shingle beach on your left.This mainly sound farm track can be run in trainers although parts can get boggy after heavy rain.
For Suishnish you simply follow the track until the cleared village of Suishnish, there is one gate (go through) and continue to the fank at the end of the track and it is here that I usually turn for home.If want to carry on to Borreraig then it is best to take the very rough sheep path up the hill to the left of the gate (dont go down to the fank). You simply follow the pretty clear (but rough) path across the peat until you meet the cliff path into Borreraig. This is generally run-able except the steep descent which is a careful walk. You follow the path along the bottom of the cliffs slowly rising up into Borreraig. Looking ahead across the bowl shaped cleared settlement you can see the path leading onwards towards the Skye Marble Quarry (old) and Kilchrist. It's a tough uphill run out of Borreraig! The path here is again of good quality and easily followed. Once past the quarry you carry on down through 2 gates before turning down onto the Broadford-Elgol road on your left. It's an easy 2.5mile run along this road back to Camas Malag beach.
I regularly run Suishnish and back, it is hilly but very rewarding, the views are stunning. On clear days I'll carry on and do the Borreraig loop. If you have never been to Borreraig it is a magical, peaceful place.Enjoy!
SLRC member Neil Turner suggests:
Bernisdale Circuit -?6 miles Trail shoes.
From SLRC member Dougie Strachan,
Plockton via Duncraig to Loch Lundie to Plockton - 5 miles? just under probably. Go along Plockton to Duncraig path for about 1 mile taking care on some rough stoney bits and a big dod ( 6 inches) of old metal fence sticking up at the gate before the railway bridge. Turn right at end of undulating path onto the usually quiet road and go straight on at junction or else turn right back to Plockton if short of time and you just want a hilly 3 miles. Go up the road to Loch Lundie and then down hill to near Durinish Bridge turn right at the junction and along the straight road then down Big Strathie up the hill back to Plockton, circuit complete with some fine views. Use verge on left hand side if you want softer going rather than stamping down the road. Road shoes or else trail shoes with good cushioning-3/4 on roads but possibilities of running on some wider verges-take care with drains!!! If wet and you want to keep shoes good, go up the roads miss out muddly-puddly path and head out of Plockton on the road- up Wee Strathie first left, onto Loch Lundie first right then Durinish Bridge turn right down big Strathie and home. Enjoy.