Skye

Description

Largest and Northernmost of the Inner Hebrides. Wild landscapes. Of course, the island will be busy in tourist season, but on foot you will be able to avoid the crowds. There is no long distance trail on the island, but of course many shorter trails and also climbing opportunities in the Cuillins. Tour operators offer longer excursions over the island, calling these "Skye trail".

Opinions

Rate 8.8 | 5 votes | No 5. in United Kingdom
  • Hiking Experience July 2018
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Wind, rain and sun! The Isle of Skye offers erverything. If you like Scotland, the highlands, you will love the Isle of Skye! Therefore the Skye trail is a superb way to get known that island and it´s character.
  • Negative Nothing to dislike ;)
  • Thomas
  • Rate 9
  • Positive rough nature
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Hike Reports

  • Skye Trail, Scotland

  • Hiking Experience July 2018
  • We managed the Skye Trail during eight days. The weather was brilliant and so the tour was incredibly enjoyable. Respect for those who go through this during a week of constant rain! Sky, water and mountains were equally present there in Scotland....
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Isle of Skye
  • Guidebook with 87 walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye. Walks visit the most awe-inspiring scenery on Skye, including Sleat and south-east Skye, Strath, Minginish, Duirinish, Waternish, Trotternish and the Cuillin. Walks range from coastal walks to Munros with exposure for experienced scramblers. Includes history, geology and local information. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Isle of Skye - Graded walks and Scrambles throughout the Island
  • This guidebook describes 87 of the best walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye. Not only limited to the popular routes on the Black Cuillin or Skye`s 12 Munros, the guide offers a comprehensive selection of routes in all areas of the island; in Sleat and South-East Skye, Strath, Minginish, Duirinish, Waternish and Trotternish. The routes range... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids The Isle of Skye | Cicerone
  • Guidebook with 87 walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye. Walks visit the most awe-inspiring scenery on Skye, including Sleat and South-East Skye, Strath, Minginish, Duirinish, Waternish, Trotternish and the Cuillin. Walks range from coastal walks to Munros with exposure for experienced scramblers. Includes history, geology and local information. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Backpacker's Britain: Northern Scotland
  • The guidebook covers 30 multi-day backpacking routes in northern Scotland's highlands and islands. Routes take walkers along rugged coastlines from the Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, and across mountain ridges from northern Skye to Glen Affric. Routes of 2, 3 and 5 days. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Backpacker`s Britain Vol 3: Northern Scotland
  • Graham Uney’s Cicerone guide to Backpacker’s Britain - Northern Scotland is the 3rd volume of the series and covers some of the best backpacking routes through the region. The routes include journeys along rugged coastlines from the Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart and across mountain ridge from the northern tip of Skye to the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • South Skye & Cuillin Hills OS Landranger Map 32 (paper)
  • Paper version of map No. 32 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Coast: The Walks
  • Accompanying BBC2's BAFTA award-winning television series, Coast: The Walks will inspire you to explore the best that the coastline of the British Isles has to offer. With more than 50 fantastic walks around Great Britain and Ireland, this practical guidebook features a variety of town and rural routes that are designed to suit both experienced... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Coast - The Walks
  • Accompanying BBC2`s BAFTA award-winning television series, ”Coast: The Walks” will inspire you to explore the best that the coastline of the British Isles has to offer. With more than 50 fantastic walks around Great Britain and Ireland, this practical guidebook features a variety of town and rural routes that are designed to suit both... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Skye: Cuillin Hills - Soay OS Explorer Map 411 (paper)
  • Skye: Cuillin Hills and Soay area on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 411, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto your smartphone or tablet for viewing on the OS... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North Skye: Dunvegan & Portree OS Landranger Map 23
  • Paper version of map No. 23 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Skye Scrambles
  • This is the 2011 fully updated and enlarged, colour edition of the very popular SMC guide ”Skye Scrambles”, first published in 2000. The guide describes not only scrambles, but also walks and some easier rock climbs. It is the definitive guidebook to scrambling on Skye and as such it is also an essential guide for any hillwalkers wishing to... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Isle of Skye Natural History Walks
  • This is an alternative guide to the wildlife and geology of Skye detailing where to see the island`s lesser-known natural history. There are 20 walks based aroud Portree, Dunvegan, Broadford and Sleat together with detailed maps and quality photographs. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Skye: Cuillin Hills - Soay OS Explorer Active Map 411 (waterproof)
  • Skye: Cuillin Hills and Soay area on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 411, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto your smartphone or tablet for viewing on the OS... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North Skye: Dunvegan & Portree OS Landranger Active Map 23 (waterproof)
  • Waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 23 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2003
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2003
  • Skye 360:Walking the Coastline of Skye
  • One long walk divided into lots of short walks taking you all the way round Skye`s rugged coastline. Skye`s plethora of peninsulas and sea-lochs contain awesome cliffs, remote beaches, storm tossed sea-stacks, natural arches, ancient duns, romantic castles, poignant Clearance settlements, tidal islands and idyllic secluded corners. If you want... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2003
  • Wandelgids Skye 360 - Walking the Coastline | Luath Press
  • One long walk divided into lots of short walks taking you all the way round Skye's rugged coastline. Skye's plethora of peninsulas and sea-lochs contain awesome cliffs, remote beaches, storm tossed sea-stacks, natural arches, ancient duns, romantic castles, poignant Clearance settlements, tidal islands and idyllic secluded corners. If you want... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2008
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2008
  • Isle of Skye
  • The Isle of Skye (or Ant-Eilean Sgitheanach in its native Gaelic tongue) occupies an almost mythical place in the minds of many Scots. Romantic castles, magnificent sea-scapes, the alpine peaks of the Cuillin Ridge, marching pipe bands, scattered white crofters` cottages and a bloody history; the island has all these and more. This book... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Wandelgids Isle of Skye | Pocket Mountains
  • The Isle of Skye (or Ant-Eilean Sgitheanach in its native Gaelic tongue) occupies an almost mythical place in the minds of many Scots. Romantic castles, magnificent sea-scapes, the alpine peaks of the Cuillin Ridge, marching pipe bands, scattered white crofters' cottages and a bloody history; the island has all these and more. This book... Read more
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walks Isle Of Skye
  • Rewalked and updated in 2016, this guide covers the islands of Skye and Raasay. The mountains on Skye are justly famous and whilst this guide doesn`t include the serious mountain routes it does feature climbs up some of the lower hills as well as dramatic coastal walking on the two islands. The 31 walks featured range from three quarters of a... Read more
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Maps

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Skye the Cuillin XT25
  • The Cuillin mountains on Skye at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services, with an enlargement showing the Black Cuillin Ridge in greater detail at 1:12,500. On one side a map at 1:25,000 presents an area as indicated on our coverage image. Additional overprint highlights the course of the Sky Trail... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Cuillin - Skye Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • The Cuillin mountains on Skye at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services, with an enlargement showing the Black Cuillin Ridge in greater detail at 1:12,500. On one side a map at 1:25,000 presents an area as indicated on our coverage image. Additional overprint highlights the course of the Sky Trail... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Munros - The Complete Collection of Maps
  • In this unique and colourful volume, the deep fascination of the Munros is revealed through Harvey`s beautiful and intricate mapping. From the far reaches of Ben Hope to the mysterious Lochnagar, from the extraordinary complexity of the Cuillin Ridge of Skye to the remate A`Mhaighdean, the fearsome ridges of Liathach and the gaunt towering... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Trotternish - Skye Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • The Storr and Trotternish areas of Skye at 1:25,000 on a double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The main panel covers the north-eastern part of the island, with a separate panel extending coverage further southwards, from the Old Man of Storr to Portree. PLEASE NOTE: alternative coverage of this area is also... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Skye Trotternish | Harvey Maps
  • The Storr and Trotternish areas of Skye at 1:25,000 on a double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The main panel covers the north-eastern part of the island, with a separate panel extending coverage further southwards, from the Old Man of Storr to Portree. PLEASE NOTE: alternative coverage of this area is also... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Skye Trail
  • Een bijzonder handige kaart van dit lange-afstands-wandelpad. Op waterafstotend papier met veel details. Het enige dat je eigenlijk een beetje mist is een overzicht. Verder uitstekend en voldoende voor de route. The Skye Trail is a challenging unofficial route through the island which is specifically aimed at experienced hillwalkers. The route... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Skye Trail Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The Skye Trail - an unofficial 134 kms / 83 miles long-distance route along the island’s eastern coast, suitable only for experienced hillwalkers - presented at 1:40,000 on light waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at from Harveys. The trail takes in the Storr, with alternative routes southwards along the coast or... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Skye Trail
  • Een bijzonder handige kaart van dit lange-afstands-wandelpad. Op waterafstotend papier met veel details. Het enige dat je eigenlijk een beetje mist is een overzicht. Verder uitstekend en voldoende voor de route. The Skye Trail is a challenging unofficial route through the island which is specifically aimed at experienced hillwalkers. The route... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Skye Trail
  • Een bijzonder handige kaart van dit lange-afstands-wandelpad. Op waterafstotend papier met veel details. Het enige dat je eigenlijk een beetje mist is een overzicht. Verder uitstekend en voldoende voor de route. The Skye Trail is a challenging unofficial route through the island which is specifically aimed at experienced hillwalkers. The route... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Skye Trail | Harvey Maps
  • Een bijzonder handige kaart van dit lange-afstands-wandelpad. Op waterafstotend papier met veel details. Het enige dat je eigenlijk een beetje mist is een overzicht. Verder uitstekend en voldoende voor de route. The Skye Trail is a challenging unofficial route through the island which is specifically aimed at experienced hillwalkers. The route... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Across the Isle of Skye Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • An 8 day & 7 night self-guided walking holiday across the Isle of Skye. Enjoy the best of the Isle of Skye on our less strenuous Isle of Skye walking holiday. The Island draws walkers from across the globe because of its spectacular scenery, fascinating geology and deep history which you will discover on this inspiring walking holiday. The... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Highlands, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh
  • Independent self-drive tour in Scotland, with a choice of daily hikes. Discover the best of the romantic Highlands, the mystical Isle of Skye and majesty of Edinburgh on this walking and discovery self-drive tour of Scotland. Deep brooding lochs, jagged peaks, imposing castles and freshly-caught seafood are just a few of the delights you can... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • A Long Walk on the Isle of Skye Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A 9 day & 8 night self guided walking holiday on the Isle of Skye. The Isle of Skye draws walkers from across the globe because of its spectacular scenery, inspiring geology and deep history. This independent walking holiday on the Isle of Skye is the perfect way to discover the true magic of this; the most famous of Scotland’s... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Skye Highs Short Break
  • Explore the magical Isle of Skye on a 4-night walking break. Escape to the Isle of Skye on the perfect 4-night short break, including a magical steam train ride on the ’Hogwarts Express’, an expertly guided day trip taking in Skye’s mountains, rocky peninsulas, remote lochs and wild beaches, topped off with some great walking. Starting with... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Skye & The Outer Hebrides Walking holiday
  • A car-free self-guided tour with classic linear walks on Skye and the Outer Hebrides. The Isles of Skye, Harris and Lewis combine on this rewarding car-free week of classic point-to-point walks. Spend 4 nights discovering quiet trails on the ever-popular Isle of Skye, then sail across to Tarbert for a 3 night stay on Hebridean isles of Harris &... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Highlands & Skye
  • Per trein door Schotland, een van de mooiste spoortrajecten van Europa. Afgewisseld met heerlijke wandelingen door de ongerepte moors. Bloemrijke, stille stationnetjes. Gastvrije, comfortabele en mooi gelegen onderkomens. Reis van Edinburgh of Glasgow via de Grampian Mountains naar Inverness. Doorkruis de Highlands naar de westkust en bezoek... Read more
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