A Long Walk on the Isle of Skye

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A Long Walk on the Isle of Skye

  • Walk the length of Skye from south to north
  • Soak in the atmosphere of rugged Loch Coruisk
  • Marvel at the jagged peaks of the Cuillin Ridge
  • Discover the history and people of Skye on your journey across this magnificent island
  • Overnight in the colourful harbour town of Portree
The Isle of Skye draws walkers from across the globe because of it’s spectacular scenery, inspiring geology and deep history. On this self-guided walking holiday taking in the highlights of the Skye Trail discover the magic of the "misty isle" for yourself. Begin in the remote southern Sleat Peninsula and wind your way north towards the small shore-side village of Broadford via wild stretches of coastline on quiet trails. Keep an eye out for soaring sea eagles! Explore perhaps the remotest area on Skye round Loch Coruisk and enjoy one of Scotland's finest day walks below the spectacular Cuillin Ridge to arrive in Sligachan. From here head for the colourful and harbour-side village of Portree - this bustling village will be your base from which to explore the island's rugged north. Walk mountain paths through the iconic landscape of The Storr's rock pinnacles and the beautiful Trotternish Ridge that draws you further north still.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Armadale and overnight Day 2 Ardvasar to Achnacloich 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 3 Torrin to Broadford 11 miles / 17.5 km Day 4 Kilmarie to Sligachan 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 5 Sligachan to Portree 12 miles / 19.5 km Day 6 The Storr Dam to Portree 8 miles / 13 km Day 7 The Storr to Quirang 12 miles / 22.5 km Day 8 The Quirang to Flodigarry Area 6 miles / 10.5 km Day 9 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 18kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 18kg is equivalent to 1 8-oz steak.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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