30 miles of minor road from Broadford to Elgol and back provides a varied route to one of the best viewpoints in the whole of Britain.
From the car park in the centre of Broadford take the A87 north for 100m before turning left onto the B8083 signposted to Elgol. From here it's impossible to go wrong as there's only the one road with no further junctions! After leaving Broadford the road climbs slightly then undulates for a numberr of miles, passing Loch Cille Chroisd before reaching the scattered village of Torrin. There are spectacular views of Bla Bheinn across Loch Slapin before the route swings round the head of the loch and follows the west shore below Bla Bheinn itself. After the road leaves the loch-side things get more difficult with a 90m climb then descent to Kilmarie preceding an even larger climb to Elgol itself. the route finishes with a steep descent to the pier at Elgol from where there are spectacular views towards the Cuillin mountains. The return is by the outward route, but if time allows the boat trip to Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin makes this into a very worthwhile full day outing.