Isle of Skye Walks
The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. There's plenty of dramatic scenery with the mountains of the Cuillin range and series of beautiful lochs and waterfalls to see.
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|Duntulm Castle||1 miles (1 km)||Visit the fascinating ruins of this 14th century coastal castle and enjoy wonderful views of Tulm Bay on this walk in Trotternish. View Full Details>>|
|Fairy Glen Skye||3 miles (5.5 km)||Visit this enchanting glen near Uig on this easy walk on Skye. Fairy Glen is a must see when visiting the Uig area.|
The walk starts from the Uig Hotel and follows a winding country lane to the beautiful glen. It's about a 1.5 mile walk from the hotel to the prettiest areas of the glen.
In the glen you will find waterfalls and pretty pools surrounded by little hills. There's also a small loch in the shape of Lochan Mor. You can climb the hills and Castle Ewen (a tall rocky outcrop) for a lovely view over the area. It's a great place for photography and, if the weather is good, a picnic. Geologists will also love the interesting rock formations.
There are lots of little walking trails to try and interesting flora and fauna to look out for. For example you may see buzzards as you climb the hills. View Full Details>>
|Fairy Pools Skye||5 miles (8 km)||This delightful walk visits a bubbling stream with a series of lovely pools and waterfalls. View Full Details>>|
|Loch Coruisk||4 miles (7.2 km)||This circular hike takes you around the stunning Loch Coruisk in the Cullin Hills on the Isle of Skye. View Full Details>>|
|Old Man of Storr||5 miles (7.5 km)||Climb the famous Old Man of Storr on this stunning walk on the Isle of Skye. The walk takes you to the 719 m (2,359 ft) high summit on well constructed paths.|
The walk starts at car park located at the northern end of Loch Leathan and follows a well defined path to Needle Rock and then on to Coire Scamadal. You then double back and ascend to the summit of the Storr where there are some truly breathtaking views. The Trotternish Ridge stretches away to the north, while the Islands of Harris, Raasay and Rona are all visible to the east. To the south are great views across the Isle of Skye to the Cuillin mountains.
You descend following the rim of Coire Faoin towards Bealach Beag and then down to the side of Loch Leathan before finishing back at the car park. View Full Details>>
|Quiraing||4 miles (6 km)||This classic Isle of Skye circular hike climbs to the Quiraing in the northern part of the island. The Quiraing is notable as the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the island. The views from this distinctive landscape are simply stunning making it a walking highlight of the country. View Full Details>>|