Not highlighted in most Isle of Skye Maps, Loch Slapin is a peaceful and stunning loch on the road to Elgol. Several Cuillin Mountains surround it including the famous Bla Bheinn (Mount Blaven) at the transition from Red to Black Cuillin.
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Loch Slapin is a sea loch South West of the Isle of Skye. It is roughly 6km long.
Where the road is close to its shore, its width vary from 500m to 1km.
Several peeks of the Cuillin Mountains fall directly into Loch Slapin creating a very scenic landscape.
Beinn na Caillich
On the West side of Loch Slapin are the Red Cuillins with the soft hills of Beinn Na Cro and Beinn na Caillich.
Beinn na Caillich translates to Hill of the Old Woman. It is just behind this 2 hills on the picture below. I can't seem to find their name.
Beinn Na Cro
Beinn na Cro (to the left on the photo below) is 572m high (1877ft) and is one of the less climbed summit on the Isle of Skye. Yet the climb offers great views towards Bla Bheinn and Loch Slapin. (hike details)
Views of Bla Bheinn
On the East side of Loch Slapin is Bla Bheinn also known as Mount Blaven. It is one of the 12 Munros on the Isle of Skye (mountains over 914m). It culminates at 928m.
The difficult hike for Loch Slapin to its summit is one of the most popular on the island. It shows the transition from the soft Red Cuillin Mountains to the sharp and dark Black Cuillin Mountains.
Right next to it is the summit of Clash Glas culminating at 786m.
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