Photo By Peter Watts
Loch Snizort Beag

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'Snizort Beag' is a wonderful name, reminiscent of something out of 'The Lord of the Rings' or some other story. Unfortunately there was not time to walk down the hill to the shore of the Loch, which I guess means I will have to revisit Loch Snizort Beag sometime...


Loch Snizort Beag - Skye visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Loch Snizort Beag' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.

Panorama overlooking Loch Snizort Beag on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. "Beag" is the Gaelic word for small, or little.

This panoramic photograph was taken from a hill above a farm just off the A850 overlooking the loch, near to The Aird and the village of Treaslane (where the Riding School of Skye is found).

The A850 road continues up the side of the loch before rounding the headland formed by Ben Uigshader (246m) to Loch Greshornish and the villages of Kildonan and Flashader on the way to Dunvegan.

On the far side of the loch the A87 heads north up the west coast of the northern 'wing' of Skye towards Uig. From this vantage point you can see the long hill of Beinn a' Sgà (454m). To the right of this the River Romesdal separates Beinn a' Sga from the next hill. The small town of Romesdal lies where this river enters Loch Snizort Beag. The River Haultin runs down the next valley along to Kensaleyre. Lost in the clouds to the right of this are the peaks of Ben Dearg (552m) and A'Chorre-bheinn (459m).

Travel and Getting There:
Exit Portree at the high school junction marked for Dunvegan via Borve, then turn off after approx 5 miles towards Dunvegan. Loch Snizort Beag lies about 7 miles northwest of Portree, and the road from Portree to Dunvegan heads down the southern shore of the loch.

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