4 checkpoints ... plus 1 water station.

 

Duntulm to Portree  ... 22.75m / 36.5k  ...  2447mts of ascent.

Checkpoint .. NG 477 423 .. Lay by on East side of A87 Opposite Aros Heritage Centre .. { toilets }

Pathless in places,competitors must have ability to navigate.

Small tarmac section at start .. varied on ridge, mixture of grass,

compounded soil,scree,rocky ,can be muddy on the descent to Portree.

Do not underestimate this leg,very tough,[no scrambling required] make sure you take

enough fluid and food ... water station where path crosses A 855 road from Staffin @ NG 441670

Natural water streams @ .. NG 463 590 Bealach Leacaich  ..  NG 474 508 NW Spur of Ben Dearg.  

 

Portree to Sligachan  ... 11.6 m / 18.7 k  ...  369 mts of ascent.

Checkpoint .. NG 485 299 .. bar inside the Sligachan Hotel .. { toilets }

tarmac section then coastal path by Loch Sligachan, mixture of hard

compounded soil,rocky and muddy .. numerous stream crossings .

 

Sligachan to Elgol  ...  11.24 m / 18.1 k  ...  573 mts of ascent.

Checkpoint .. NG 518 135 .. Car Park at Village Hall ..{ toilets }.

Good hard compounded soil path then more rocky, can be muddy in places

with numerous stream crossings leading on to Camasunary .    

From here to Elgol,a mixture of hard soil,grassy and muddy in places.

** CAUTION **   Care must be taken where path passes close to cliff edge at approx NG 521 160.

 

Elgol to Blaven   ... 8.1 m / 13.8 k ... 374m of ascent.

checkpoint .. NG 562 224 .. lay by.

Mixture of road and path.

 

Blaven to Broadford [ finish ] .. 13 m/ 26.9 k .. 670m of ascent.

Small road section to Kilbride then good path along coast.

**CAUTION** pathless section approaching Boreraig which has been problematic to competitors in the hours of darkness.

When approching this section [ NG 617 163 ] , bear North East to the Allt na Pairte [river] where you should regain the path.

If you fail to regain the path, stay on this bearing until you reach the river, DO NOT CROSS THE RIVER,stay on it's West bank,

follow the river upstream [almost due North ] until the river bank is adjacent to the path.

You are now on the 'Marble Line Path', all the way to the finish at Broadford where a warm welcome awaits you !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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