Stage 1: Rubha Hunish to Flodigarry
The trail starts from Skye's most northerly tip, Rubha Hunish, and follows a spectacular but rough section of the coastline, continuing above dramatic cliffs to reach Flodigarry and its hostel. Duntulm Hotel is near the start of the walk but there are no shops or cafes on this section. Flodigarry Hostel at the end of the walk sells basic foodstuffs, and adjacent is the Flodigarry Hotel which serves meals, whilst Staffin 1.5 km along the A855 has 2 shops, 2 summer cafes serving evening meals, and a campsite.
Rough coastal walking, often boggy, the optional descent to the headland includes a short rocky scramble. Cattle and sheep grazing, dogs to be kept under control. There is one burn crossing which could be difficult after heavy rain.
Bus from Portree, alight at Duntulm Hotel entrance or telephone box at Shulista road end
Hillwalking in WinterPlease note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
Rubha Hunish. Map and directions.
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