Skye Trail

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 665.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Rubha Hunish to Broadford
>   Distance: 80 miles (128 km)
>   Duration: 7 days
>   Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
>   Grading: Very Challenging
>   Not Way-marked

Skye Trail Highlights

  • Take in some of the best mountain and coastal views in the British Isles
  • Walk through the dramatic ‘Red’ and ‘Black’ Cuillin mountains
  • Traverse the Trotternish Ridge to the Old Man of Storr, one of the best ridge walks in Scotland
  • Visit the weird and wonderful landscape of the Quiraing
  • Stay in picturesque villages of Portree and Elgol

The Skye Trail traverses the whole of the Isle of Skye, from the remote northern tip at Rubha Hunish, to the bustling village of Broadford in the South. Along the way you can soak up some of the fantastic scenery, history and island culture which make Skye so popular.

A traverse of the Trotternish Ridge, a walk through the heart of the Cuillin mountains and a visit to the peculiar shapes of the Quiraing give you a taste of some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes on the British Isles. This is mixed with more remote coastal stretches through quiet communities rarely seen by Skye’s many visitors. The Trail is a great way to truly see Skye, escape the rush of modern life and get into the slower pace of island living.

It is important to note, the Skye Trail is not waymarked, and sometimes follows no paths at all. For this reason, good navigation skills and hill walking experience are vital. The trail often visits remote parts of Skye which are miles from the nearest roads.

Keen to find out more about walking the Skye Trail? Take a look at our online photo album or check out our blog Is the Skye Trail the Best Walk in Britain?