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Hike The Skye Trail - 127km

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Get wild and remote in the best scenery Britain has to offer

Great for wildlife spotting - Golden Eagles, Otters, and even the White-Tailed Sea Eagle (aka the flying barn door)

Wild camp in coastal scenery you wont find anywhere else

Isle of Skye, Scotland

9 days

8

People

Wild camping and hostel/ BnB

Moderate

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ITINERARY

Saturday (AM):

Arrive at Inverness airport/train station and transfer to Skye, where we'll take a short hike to the northernmost tip of the island for our first night of wild camping.


Sunday: Flodigarry (16km)

people hike the Skye Trail near the sea

We begin our Skye adventure with a 16km coast-hugging hike to Flodigarry along the Skye’s most northerly point, Rubna Hunish. Dramatic sweeping cliffs make for a rocky hike with beautiful sea views and plenty an opportunity for a photo. Home for the night is Flodigarry where we’ll pitch up wild for the night.


Monday: The Storr - Trotternish Ridge (22km)

A green mountain range on the Isle of Skye

This is the most challenging day of the trail. A steep climb kicks off the second day, offering views of the formidable rock formation known as The Quiraing and plenty of ridge traverses. Hard work is rewarded with spectacular views of the jagged landscapes around us and a good night’s rest in the wild at Trotternish Ridge.

This just has to be the most dramatic ridge walk in Britain!


Tuesday: Cliff-top walk to Portree (17km)

Old Man of Storr at sunset

The Skye Trail takes us to a fabulous cliff-top section above the sea, with views of the Storr to the north and the Cuillin to the south. Once we’ve reached Portree we’ll stock up on supplies and spend the night in a local bunkhouse overlooking a beautiful sea loch… or more likely the pub that’s next door!


Wednesday: Portree - Sligachan (19km) / Rest day available

Spend the day hiking stage 4 of the trail - a jagged route that hugs the sparkling Loch Sligachan - or, for those with aching muscles, watch the stunning scenery of this leg go by in the comfort of the minibus. There’ll also be an opportunity to visit some of the island’s most beautiful attractions (Fairy pools, Talisker Distillery, Black Cullins etc). The afternoon will see the hikers head through a remote glen to a bay at Camasunary. Everyone will camp here for the night on the shore.


Thursday: Cullins to Elgol (15km)

Hikers walk along the cliffside of Skye

Great care is needed on today’s hike as we navigate up and down steep narrow paths along the cliffs. A shorter day distance-wise, but a technical and challenging leg. We’ll be rewarded by arriving at Elgol, where we can spend the afternoon relaxing in the village cafe or seafood restaurant.

We'll have fantastic views of the mighty Cuillin range.


Friday: Elgol - Torrin (17km)

Walkers wild camping on Isle of Skye

A more straightforward leg today that winds through the meadows and fields. Excellent views towards Sleat as well as the opportunity, if the weather holds, to camp atop a beautiful clifftop with views over the bay.


Saturday: Torrin - Broadford (20km)

More coastal views over the Atlantic make up our final day of hiking as we head towards the haunting cleared villages of Suisnish and Boreraig, before heading inland on the Marble Line, an old railroad route into Broadford. Our trail ends here so celebrations are in order! We’ll check into our accommodation and spend the night toasting the week’s success with some drinks and a hearty meal.


Sunday (AM): Return home

Return to Inverness train station/airport filled with great memories and some epic Skye photos!

DELUXE OPTION

We have a deluxe option of the Skye Trail for those who prefer not to rough it and enjoy a little comfort each night.

This option includes accommodation every night - no wild camping - plus the option of taking the Caledonian Sleeper Train from London to Inverness - that's a bucket lister right there!

REVIEWS

What Adventurers are Saying

I did the Skye trail with them, it was a ridiculously awesome trip! Absolutely gorgeous scenery and landscapes. Everything was impeccably organised, our guide did an amazing job sorting out all the logistics and had a great ability to adapt and modify plans as required to suit the fickle western Scotland weather and maximise the enjoyment for everyone in the group. Food was good, chocolate bars were a nice and appreciated touch. I'm already planning my next trip. For anyone looking to get out of London and into the outdoors, this is a perfect way to do it.

Ben, Skye

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The guide definitely knows what he is doing and that’s a good thing because safety is quite important. Their trips are always challenging compared to trips I’ve had with other groups. Whenever I feel like pushing myself to do more, they are always the option.

Bella, Skye

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This has been the best experience of my life. A catalyst to challenge myself. Thanks for creating a sense of safety, to allow me to explore and push my limits. And all with a laugh and big smile! So much fun!

Kathryn, Skye

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What sets our guide appart, other than being super friendly and truely loving his mountains, is the care he puts into logistics and adapting the itinerary to accomodate people, weather, and a dozen other parameters to make it ultimately the best possible option :) Far from the stereotype of the show off guide/alpinist , he adapts to all and make them feel comfortable, he's also very thoughtful in taking care of the group. Probably your best option to discover the UK mountains !

Yolene, Skye

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I wish I found them sooner! What a brilliant weekend. Will definitely be doing more

Samantha, Skye

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Amazing adventures. Awesome experiences, Memories that will last forever. A brilliant and professional guide who can bring calmness to a stampede of wildebeests. Every trip is so well planned - just turn up and be taken away to your dreams!

Dominic, Skye

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This was my first hike with these guys, and what a great hike it was! I'm definitely sure this won't be my last. The whole hike was really well prepared, hassle free, and he was the most welcoming host. It's important for me to have a hike leader that knows what he's doing and He knows his stuff. If you're looking for a getaway from the city and enjoy the most beautiful natural landscapes then you came to the right place.

Francisco, Skye

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Guided trek with experienced and fully qualified Mountain Leader
  • All grub when hiking (except pub/cafe meals on the rest day) - brekky on Sunday to lunch on Saturday
  • Accommodation (tents for wild camping, hostels, and BnB's)
  • Transfers from and to Inverness

WHAT'S INCLUDED ON THE DELUXE OPTION

  • Guided trek with experienced and fully qualified Mountain Leader
  • Brekky (excluding arrival day) and lunches (excluding departure day)
  • 8 nights accommodation (hostels/bunkhouses/hotels/B&Bs)
  • Transfers from and to Inverness
  • Optional: Return travel from London to Inverness on The Caledonian Sleeper Train

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Transport to and from Inverness
  • Personal kit
  • Grub and bevs not on the trek or rest days not listed above

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED ON THE DELUXE OPTION

  • Return transport between London and Inverness (if not taking the Sleeper Train option)
  • Personal kit
  • Grub and bevs not on the trek or rest days not listed above

RECOMMENDED KIT LIST

Recommended Kit List

Required:

  • Large rucksack (minimum 65 litres)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Camping cup (for tea/coffee)
  • Cutlery
  • Hiking boots
  • Thick socks
  • Hiking trousers
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Non-cotton T-shirts
  • Fleece
  • Warm jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Headtorch (and batteries)
  • Warm hat
  • Thick Gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof/Dry Bags
  • Personal medication

Optional:

  • Thermal trousers (long johns)
  • Buff/Balaclava
  • Hiking poles (highly recommended)
  • Maps
  • Compass
  • Personal first aid kit (blister plasters, sun screen, plasters/bandages, pain killers)
  • Snack food

GETTING THERE

Make your way to Inverness by train or plane for a morning pick up. Transfers to and from Skye and any transfers on the island are included.

You'll be dropped back off at Inverness train station or airport ar approximately 2pm although it would be a good idea to buy an open train ticket.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How fit do I need to be?

You'll need a moderate level of fitness for this one and be willing and able to walk the distances set out in the itinerary. Don't worry though, you don't need to be a super hiker. This will be the biggest hike every attempted for many on the trip. Keep in mind that you'll be carrying kit for wild camping too.

What's the Skye Trail like?

The Skye Trail is not an official trail and there are no waymarks. Some sections don't even have a path! However you'll be led by an experienced guide who knows the route well. Expect some of the most stunning scenery you'll see in Britain, the chance to see rare wildlife and a wilderness experience you'll never forget.

What if I don't want to wild camp?

Our deluxe option cuts out the wild camping - you'll be sleeping in a proper bed every night!

What time will we get to Inverness after we finish?

We expect to arrive in Inverness around 2pm but it's a good idea to buy an open ticket for onwards travel just in case.

Is there a minimum age for this trip?

Yes, all our trips are for people of 18 years of age and older.

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Hike The Skye Trail - 127km

Hike what may just be the best mountain range in the UK

location

Isle of Skye, Scotland

length:

9 days

ANNUAL leave needed:

5 days off work

fitness:

Moderate

I did the Skye trail with them, it was a ridiculously awesome trip! Absolutely gorgeous scenery and landscapes. Everything was impeccably organised, our guide did an amazing job sorting out all the logistics and had a great ability to adapt and modify plans as required to suit the fickle western Scotland weather and maximise the enjoyment for everyone in the group. Food was good, chocolate bars were a nice and appreciated touch. I'm already planning my next trip. For anyone looking to get out of London and into the outdoors, this is a perfect way to do it.

Ben, Skye

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