The trail starts from Skye's most northerly tip, Rubha Hunish, and follows a spectacular section of the coast. There is a brief detour inland before the coast is rejoined 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, minor roads. 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
Please note that hillwalking in winter conditions - which is whenever there is snow lying - requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly, and to judge which routes are safe for the conditions and your party in winter. Please see our Winter Essentials for details.
Rubha Hunish. Map and directions.