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THE MARBLE LINE IN BROADFORD

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WALKING

THE MARBLE LINE IN BROADFORD

The Marble Line just outside Broadford is the route of the old marble quarry train. It was in use in the early 20th Century. In more recent times it has been lovingly restored by Broadford and Strath Community Company into an accessible footpath.

Distance: 13km / 8 miles (for the longer hike, you can make it shorter if you want to)

Time: 1 – 3 hours
Ascent: 461m (maximum)
Start Grid Ref: NG642235

An easy-going walk tracing the line of the railway line for the marble quarries at Kilchrist. Good views of Blaven and the surrounding hills.

TERRAIN

Waymarked, easy going, path suitable for all terrain prams and wheelchairs except for one steep section to the second quarry which can be avoided.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Regular buses from Portree, Kyleakin and Kyle of Lochalsh – get off in centre of Broadford.

START

Main car park in Broadford near petrol station.

FOR MORE DETAILS & MAPS

Please check this website for a more detailed description of the hike and a very useful map to have with you:

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/marble-line.shtml