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Skye Walking

Skye Walking


Postby islayhawk » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:04 pm

Looking for ideas for walking in Skye next year - probably May - August . My Son will be 40yrs and he is wanting to go for a weekend walking in Skye . We are fairly experienced walkers and fitness will not be a problem. We are looking for two or three walks that we could do over two days. We are not looking for anything really challenging but something that will be scenic and and although not a challenge will offer a slight degree of difficulty.

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Re: Skye Walking

Postby jmarkb » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:57 pm

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Re: Skye Walking

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:03 pm

I have a cracking wee book called Walks from Sligachan and Glen Brittle published by the Skye Rescue Team covers everything from low level walks to climbing Corbetts & Munros.
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Re: Skye Walking

Postby Boris_the_Bold » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:08 pm

The Quiraing
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/quiraing.shtml
is memorable and can be tackled in almost all weathers.

Also taking the boat from Elgol to Loch Coruisk and following the path from there along Glen Sigachan back to the Sligachan hotel is also good, though probably requires two cars - I don't see this one in the Walkhighlands list, but its probably about 12Km, without too much ascent - quite a few stream crossings though, so perhaps best avoided after heavy rain.

Hope this helps

Enjoy!

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Re: Skye Walking

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:08 pm

DSCF2924 - view from the Quirang (2).jpg
View from the Quirang
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View from the Quirang
islayhawk wrote:Looking for ideas for walking in Skye next year - probably May - August . My Son will be 40yrs and he is wanting to go for a weekend walking in Skye . We are fairly experienced walkers and fitness will not be a problem. We are looking for two or three walks that we could do over two days. We are not looking for anything really challenging but something that will be scenic and and although not a challenge will offer a slight degree of difficulty.

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I can massively recommend the Quirang, and you can make your walk as long or as short as you want. And it's fantastic in wet or dry weather. And it's not physically heavy at all, but the views - weather permitting - are to die for.

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Also I would agree that one of the non-technical tops on the Black Cuillin Ridge, or indeed Bla Bheinn - again for the amazing views if the weather is good.

Enjoy anyway

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Re: Skye Walking

Postby RicKamila » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:53 pm

Ben Tianavaig is a lovely walk from the Braes just south of Portree. Magnificent views of Trotternish, Portree and the Cuillins. We got stuck in a rainstorm which all of a sudden cleared and we saw a Sea Eagle harrassing a Golden Eagle before its partner appeared and chased the Sea Eagle away.

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Old Man of Storr is a nice walk too, although they have de-forested a lot of it. Go just to witness the crazy things people wear going up to the Old Man and the Needle... :lol:

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Agree with the Quiraing, that one is stunning!! There is a small bit about 15 minutes into the walk if you do the WH route in reverse as we did where you have to scramble down and up some rocks (which will be near the end of the walk using WH's route description), but its fairly easy to do. Head up to the trig point on Meall a' Suiramach and you'll be rewarded on a clear day with some of the finest views of the Western Isles.

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There's also Rubha Huinish further up the Flodigarry road where you can see whales (or submarines!!) from. Fairy Pools down Glenbrittle way is stunning and the Coral Beach near Dunvegan Castle is a pleasant wander too.

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Re: Skye Walking

Postby oldrayne75 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:54 am

Lots of good recommendations here. In addition you could consider one of MacLeod's Tables or the walk to Dunvegan Head if you are in the Dunvegan area at all. Routes for both on WH I think.
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Re: Skye Walking

Postby islayhawk » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:15 pm

Thanks everyone for advice. Some spectacular walks and views. They will give me something to mull over during the winter. Thanks once again

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