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.For details see –  A Walk to Camasunary Bay, 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.For details see – THE OLD MAN OF STORR, SKYE

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Secret Lochan or Meall na Suiramach. ***** Superb walking whichever track you choose. Other-worldly landscapes.For details of the Meall na Suiramach route which is about an hour to the top – THE QUIRAING, ISLE OF SKYE

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Beinn Edra  – another superb high level walk along the Trotternish Ridge, in the opposite direction to the Quiraing. You may have it all to yourself.Straightforward but map still required.Avoid if misty.For details of my last winter walk there see A HIKE ON SKYE’S TROTTERNISH RIDGE

 

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.For our walk experience – The Fairy Pools

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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.We walked it on a glorious summer’s day last year in the company , at one point, of a golden eagle: THE GOLDEN EAGLE OF DUNVEGAN HEAD

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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.Hikes on Skye: Oronsay Island

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 and I would not disagree.For a February walk in 2017 to its summit see A Winter Hike up a Mini Black Cuillin, Skye

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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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