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Skye Trail

Guided Walking: Skye Trail

The Isle of Skye or ‘winged island’ with its 300 miles coast line, is one of those places that inspires with its at times savage natural beauty, its history and wildlife.

Also known as the Misty Island (Eilean a’ Cheò), its pervading Gaelic culture gives a character that is quite different. The whole combination draws one back again and again.

This wild and rugged walk from north to south, of some 80 odd miles, is constantly fascinating, regularly challenging, and never boring. It will provide memories to last a lifetime.

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map - Skye Trail walking holiday

Your walking holiday includes:

  • Qualified Mountain Leader
  • Support Manager
  • 9 nights Hostel accommodation
  • All meals from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 10
  • Transport from and back to Stirling
  • Daily transport as required and for baggage
  • VAT at 20%

Skye Trail brief itinerary:

Day 1: Leave Stirling and travel by mini-bus via Glencoe, Fort William and Glen Shiel to Skye. First of five nights at Dun Flodigarry.

Day 2: We start the trail heading up to Duntulm to reach Rubha Huinish, the most northerly point of Skye. From there we head south along the coast to Flodigarry, a fascinating start to a terrific journey; ~12km> / ~290m^.

Day 3: Today we make a start on the Trotternish Ridge, through amazing landforms of the Quiraing from Flodigarry, going as far the Bealaich Uige before dropping down to Uig itself. 14km> / ~650m.

Day 4: Today we return to Uige and continue to follow the crest of the spectacular Trotternish Ridge, gaining and loosing quite a few metres along the way, to descend past the Old Man of Storr to the road; 16km> / ~1050m^.

Day 5: A relatively easy day today, round the end of Loch Leathan, to then follow the high ground, well back from the dramatic cliffy coastline, before descending to Torvaig to reach Portree, the ‘capital’ of Skye, 14km> / ~450m^.

Day 6: We pack our gear and load up. Head back to Portree, to pick up the route to Sligachan, Skye’s mountaineers’ hotspot, which we reach mostly by following the east coast; 19km> / ~275m^. Accommodation will be at Broadford, the first of 4 nights there.

Day 7: The classic route through Glen Sligachan to Elgol via Camasunary, is our walk for today. Stunning coastal and mountain scenery unsurpassed in the UK; 18km> / 510m^.

Day 8:From the crofting township of Elgol, we now head down to and round the coast of Loch Slapin, below magnificent Bla Bheinn, by quiet paths, tracks, country road and some off-path walking, as far as the end of the loch; 17km> / ~365m^.

Day 9: And finally, from the end of Loch Slapin, the journey concludes with one of the most haunting walks in Skye, through the ruined townships of Suisnish and Boreraig, before following the old marble track to Broadford; 20km> / 490m^.

Day 10: Return south to Stirling via the Skye Bridge, Kintail, Fort William and Glencoe to reach there around 18.00.


9 nights hostel accommodation (small, shared, bunk-bed dormitories) in one managed by the SYHA, and one private one. Small hostel rooms will be separate for men and women and will not be shared with other guests. Bed linen is provided but clients need to bring their own towel and soap. Hot showers and drying facilities are available. Laundry and drying facilities are available. Towels may be hired.


All meals from evening meal on day 1 to breakfast day 10 are included. These are prepared by our support manager with a wee bit of help from the group in preparation and clearing up. Special diets can be catered for but only if notified in advance.

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Dates Price SRS Spaces  
10 - 19 August 2019 £1235 n/a Spaces available

At a glance

  • Grade: Grade 3
  • Price: From £1195 p.p
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Accommodation: 9 nights
  • Accom type: Hostel
  • Walking/Exploring: 7 days
  • Travel: 2 days
  • Group min: 4
  • Group max: 7
  • Meet: Stirling Railway Station or C-N-Do Office, Stirling
  • Finish: Stirling
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