Rugged Run

Rugged Run – Isle of Harris – Sron Ulladale

Sron Ulladale is the biggest inland cliff in the UK other than Cliff Richard.

Despite living on the island I’d never hear of the cliff until I saw a BBC show called The Great Climb Live. A five and a half hour live climbing marathon showing two climbers will attempting to climb it. The climb is tricky becasue the cliff is an overhang.

After watching the show I went down to Harris to see the cliff. It was so spectacular that I vowed to come back. That was 2010. It is now 2020. I thought I’d be back sooner but better late than never.

The weather looked bad on the drive down to Harris but I was hopeful it would clear as the morning progressed. Luckily the sun came out and I got some spectacular views on the run.

I didn’t see anyone on my run but I did hear seer stags bellowing in the valley. I thing their loud groaning is their way of saying “anyone fancy a shag?”

I ended my run with a nice dip in the sea.




Rating: 5 out of 5.

Harris is my favorite place in Scotland so any run here automatically gets 5 stars 🙂


Rating: 2 out of 5.

There is no car park but there is enough room to leave a car at the start of the route.


Rating: 1 out of 5.

Nothing. The nearest shop and toilet is in Tarbert

Nearest cafe

Rating: 1 out of 5.

The nearest cafe is in Tarbert

Run Surface

100% trail

Dog Friendly

I didn’t spot any sheep but there are deer about.



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