Isle of Skye - Wilderness Walking

ITINERARY

Day 1 ~ Inverness to the Isle of Skye
Meet your guide at Inverness Railway Station. Leaving Inverness. Head west via Loch Ness and the spectacular mountains of Kintail before arriving on Skye. Here you'll enjoy a short hike around Portree Bay and have time to explore this quirky little town before heading to your accommodation to settle in and enjoy dinner. (L, D)

 

Walk details: 4km/ 2 miles | approx. 2 hrs

Day 2 ~ Hiking the Trotternish Peninsula
After breakfast, you'll drive up a steep road which takes you to The Quiraing. Enjoy a fantastic hike here through the stark and unusual rock formations and landscapes, all the time admiring sweeping views across the Sound of Raasay to Torridon and Wester Ross. Afterwards, you can explore the very north of the Trotternish Peninsula, or perhaps visit Kilt Rock and the charming village of Staffin on this relaxing day. (B, L)


Walk details: 8km/ 5 miles | approx. 4 hrs

 

Day 3 ~ Waternish Point
Privately transfer west - circling the bay that lies in front of your hotel. Your hike today will take you to a quiet corner of the island that deserves more attention! Starting from a ruined church, you'll hike out to a remote headland. On the way you'll pass the ancient ruins of one of the best preserved brochs on Skye. From the headland you'll enjoy wonderful sea views before returning along the same route. (B, L)

 

Walk details: 13km/ 8 miles | approx. 5 hrs

 

Day 4  ~ Exploring Raasay
Today you'll be transferred to our second hotel in the south of Skye, but first you'll explore another island! From Sconser you'll board the small ferry to the Isle of Raasay where you'll walk today.  Raasay is an often overlooked gem, and much quieter than Skye. There are a couple of excellent hikes to choose from, starting from the ferry and hiking up to 10km.  Raasay has a fascinating history all of its own to enjoy before you  head back to Skye.  (B, L)


Walk details: 10km/ 6 miles | approx. 5hrs

 

Day 5 ~ Wild Loch Coruisk and the Cuillin Mountains
The wild and jagged peaks of the Black Cuillin are a real highlight of a visit to Skye. While the summits are accessible only through challenging scrambles, their beauty is easy to appreciate from more forgiving glens. Take a boat trip to the remote southern edge of the Cuillin. After being dropped off in this lonely and wild spot, you'll circumnavigate Loch Coruisk, perhaps Scotland’s most dramatic loch, with sharp summits rising straight from the shoreline. A memorable and spectacular hike. (B, L)


Walk details: 7km/ 4 miles | approx. 4hrs

 

Day 6 ~ The Clearance Villages
While the landscapes of the Highlands have always been wild, many remote glens and bays had small populations until fairly recent times. The Highland Clearances – a dark blotch on Scotland’s history – hastened the demise of many small communities. On this coastal circuit, you’ll pass through the sites of two villages which were abandoned during the Clearances. The peaceful landscape of today contrasts with the harsh emotions felt at the time of the evictions. This walk is slightly longer than others on this trip, but worth that bit of extra effort! (B, L, D)


Walk details: 13km/ 8 miles | approx. 6hrs

 

Day 7 ~ Glenelg and Return to Inverness
Leaving your accommodation, you'll depart Skye via the unique community-owned ‘turntable ferry’. Arriving in Glenelg, a remote village on the mainland,you'll hike down to the coast to see the site of the house where the famous author Gavin Maxwell lived when he wrote ‘Ring of Bright Water’. Visit the well-preserved Brochs – Iron Age dwellings – in Glenelg before making your way east via the spectacular Mam Ratagan Pass back to Inverness. (B, L)

 

Walk details: 3km/ 2 miles | approx. 2 hrs

END OF TRIP

(Code: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)

 


 

Highlights

  • Explore the spectacular Isle of Skye through a number of beautiful hikes, taking in the rich scenery and fascinating history of the island.

  • Take a boat trip into the heart of the Cuillin mountains for one of the best hikes in Scotland.

  • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected hotels, set in beautiful waterside locations.

Inclusions

  • This trip includes the following:

  • 6 nights accommodation in carefully selected guest houses and hotels

  • Most meals during the trip 

  • The services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide / driver throughout 

  • All transport throughout the trip starting and finishing in Inverness

  • All private boat and ferry transfers

Exclusions

  • International flights

  • Transport to Inverness

  • Travel Insurance

  • Meals not specified in itinerary

  • Gratuities

  • Items of a personal nature

A percentage of each booking  cost goes to a charity of your (or our) choice.

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