The Isle of Skye

Skye, Scotland

Holiday overview

Destination

Scotland


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Apr - Sep


Price

£ 550 pp


Duration

6 nights


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This three base holiday will allow you to choose a walk each day to suit whatever you (or your legs) feel like. You can walk on the remote and unspoiled Suisnish peninsula, and get right in close to the steep sides of the Cuillin.

The Isle of Skye is a paradise for walkers. We can help you have an unforgettable island experience, walking by quiet beaches, along remote cliff-tops, by deserted villages, or on a magnificent coast to coast walk through the heart of the Cuillin mountains. This three base holiday will allow you to choose a walk each day to suit whatever you (or your legs) feel like. You can walk on the remote and unspoiled Suisnish peninsula, and get right in close to the steep sides of the Cuillin.

 

Price:

£550 per person

Single room supplement approx. £25 per person per night.

This holiday is not suitable for one person walking alone.

 

Included:

Accommodation with full Scottish breakfast in guest houses, or B&Bs in en-suite rooms with friendly local hosts.

Maps and route notes for the walks
Emergency back up

Bus pass and bus timetables.  All the walks are manageable within the time you will need to travel to and from the walks; you will also be advised of a back-up service should you miss the last bus.

It is possible to arrange private transfers on the Isle of Skye at an extra cost (approx. £290 for up to 4 people)

 

Not Included:

Transport to and from the walk

Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary

Meals except for breakfast

 

Departures: April – October.

Day 1: Arrive and overnight in Broadford

With a direct bus link from Glasgow, Broadford is as accessible as you can get on the islands. Or travel on the famous West Highland Line and take the ferry and local bus.

 

Day 2:  Suisnish and Boreraig (11 miles)

A mainly coastal walk, with cliffs, beaches and two abandoned villages – in remote countryside, with great views of the Cuillin and the mainland mountains – Overnight Broadford

 

Day 3: Skye Coast to Coast (7.5 miles)

From magical Loch Coruisk to Sligachan – through the heart of the Cuillin mountains – one of Scotland’s truly great walks – Overnight Broadford

 

Day 4: The Fairy Pools (12 miles)

From Sligachan into the heart of the Cuillin, then by spectacular waterfalls and rock pools – return to Portree for overnight.

 

Day 5: The Quiraing (5 miles)

Fantastic rock formations on the cliffs at the far north of Skye. Visit “the prison,” “the needle,” and “the table,” and marvel. Overnight Portree

 

Day 6: The “Old Man” and the Storr (3-6 miles)

More fantastic rock formations. Climb to the Old Man of Storr, one of a remarkable set of pinnacles, with the option of walking up to the Storr itself (the highest point on northern Skye) and along the Trotternish Ridge. Overnight Portree.

 

Day 7: Depart by public transport to Inverness/Glasgow/Edinburgh

ACCOMMODATION

We have carefully selected our accommodation from the best bed and breakfast and in each area. Your hosts are local people, who know about the surrounding countryside, and you are guaranteed a warm welcome.

All rooms with en-suite facilities. We can also arrange accommodation in Hotels, usually at an additional cost.

 

GETTING THERE

Telephone national rail enquiry line on 08457 48 49 50 or 1st Scotrail

Bus: Tel. 08705 50 50 50 from within the UK or visit Citylink website

 

WHAT TO TAKE

It is essential that you are properly equipped and clothed for walking in Scotland.  Basic advice on safety is contained in the leaflet “Enjoy the Scottish Hills in Safety,” available from the Scottish Sports Council, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh WH12 9DQ, Scotland, UK or ask us.

Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun block/cream, compass, torch and a first-aid kit. Rain weather clothing highly recommended.

 

WHEN TO GO

April to end of October subject to weather conditions.

 

INSURANCE

We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for any reason.