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Footpath from Portree to Glenmore

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I want to visit the crofting village ot Glenmore which is where my ancestors came from. I know it is quite near Portree and did come across a reference to a footpath between Portree and Glenmore but can't find any details on it, Anybody out there know where I can get more info on this footpath

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If you click on the map on this page you will see a dotted line heading into the hill a mile or so south of Portree, a little north of the B883 junction. This seems to be the footpath to Glenmore. Looking on Street View I can't pick up the start and from the satellite view it seems to have disappeared. The Glenmore end is a track leading east but it seems to peter out after a while.

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/trotternish.shtml

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I must be doing something wrong but I can't find the dotted line map on that page.

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Scroll down the page and you will find a button on the left labelled View on a map. Click that and a map will appear. Zoom in on Portree and you will find it changes to an OS 1 inch map.

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Use this map. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map1_25sk.shtml - it's a suggested short walk south of Portree.

So basically head South from Portree, using off-road tracks where possible, then at the southern extreme of the blue route, turn West over the Bealach Mor to Glenmore. The path is probably less distinct than it seems on the map.

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The path you are looking for is called the Bealach Mor - but there are a few paths bearing that name on Skye. Very, very roughly it translates as - the big pass!

The route seems to have changed a bit over the years due to commercial forestry at the Portree end but the OS Landranger view on Bing Maps seems to suggest it might start near Glenvarragill House on the A87 but there is a lot of map info there that makes the exact route difficult to decode.

https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=d2fee134-d32f-48c5-aeb2-5840a401a703&cp=57.384494~-6.222192&lvl=14&style=s&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027

However, the 1920s OS sheet suggests it used to start a bit further north, near where the road crosses a burn:

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/records/#zoom=14&lat=57.3866&lon=-6.2316&layers=2&b=6&point=57.3815,-6.2051

And the simplified Landranger mapping on this walk report for one of the other Bealach Mors (you will need to drag it up till you find your Bealach, suggests that the path might still exist.

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15808

If Glenvarragil is a farm, I would be tempted to walk-up and ask - they will almost certainly have sheep loose in the area and will know all the routes.

Edited: 28 May 2021, 00:27
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I can see the trail on opencyclemap which is very reliable for hiking. mapsme uses their trail layer, so you can see all the trails using this app, it works off-line and is a good combination for trails, roads, towns etc

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