MY FAVOURITE SKYE WALKS

I’m adding to these over time , in more detail if of interest,  but good descriptions are also found in the excellent ‘walkhighlands’ website. I’ve rated them *** to ***** stars.

Camasunary Bay from Kilmarie ***** An hour to an ethereal bay with the Gothic Black Cuillin ahead and above. My number one walk on Skye.

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Old Man of Storr ***** A 40 minute slog up to the Pinnacle itself with a chance to wander myriad little tracks and explore this unearthly landscape.

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Secret Lochan or Meall na Suiramach. ***** Superb walking whichever track you choose. Other-worldly landscapes.

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Fairy Pools **** It’s getting awful busy but to me, the thing is Glen Brittle itself and walking into a Black Cuillin corrie. The Pools are small and turquoise, very beautiful.

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Neist Point **** A shortish downhill stroll on a concrete path to the Lighthouse.

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Ben Tianavaig ***** A boggy moorland slog at first then a nice springy ridge walk with stunning panoramas all around. The hill’s golden eagle has made a close up appearance, checking us out,  each time we’ve walked here.

 

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Coire Lagan ***** 90 mins of moorland ascent to this wild and beautiful Black Cuillin lochan. The big stuff is all around.

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Rubh an Dunan ****great coastal walk to an ancient Dun with evidence of a Viking boat channel.Wonderful coastal and mountain views.

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Waternish Point **** It’s around 5 miles out to the Lighthouse on a spectacular headland.Great whale spotting area.

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Rubha Hunish **** Beautiful gentle peninsula with a short dramatic cliff section if you want to go all the way out to the headland.Great Harris views.

 

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Point of Sleat **** Three mile walk to Skye’s finest white beach.

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Coral Beaches *** A nice easy walk of about 30 minutes to some soft golden sand beaches, a rarity on Skye.

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Dunvegan Head **** Thousand foot cliffs at the end of this long walk.Great views to the Outer Hebrides.Golden eagle country.

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Kilvaxter Headland *** A beautiful coastal and cliff walk with great Outer Hebrides views.

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Oronsay Island Loop *** A shortish walk with minor ascent around this tiny tidal island.Great views all around.Do it with plenty time to spare though re the tide.

THE BIG STUFF – tougher days out!

Bruach na Frithe ***** The easiest Cuillin with a clear track to the ridge.

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Sgurr na Stri ***** A big day out, 8 hours, hailed as the UK’s finest viewpoint.

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Macleod’s Tables *** Bit boggy, great views if clear. Avoid if not.

Beinn Dearg Mor and Marsco, Red Cuillin**** Nice couple of hills to do if weather is up to them.Or just do the first one.The Black Cuillin all around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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