An Sgurr, (The Notch) is the largest exposed piece of pitchstone in the UK and the most distinctive feature in Eigg’s landscape. An Sgurr was formed as lava poured though a prehistoric riverbed from a volcano on the neighbouring island Rum. Over millions of years, the surrounding land has eroded, leaving the harder pitchstone ridge behind. It is just one example of the unique geography and geology of the island.
The walk to the top takes about two hours and is mostly easy going. There are spectacular views of all