Isle of Skye or Isle of Arran??
by marie1328 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:36 am
Any suggestions from anyone who have done either?
Thank you so much!
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by Caberfeidh » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:33 am
marie1328 wrote:This September we want to do about 5-6 days of trekking on one of the islands and hope to wildcamp. We havn't decided which to do, the Isle of Skye or the Isle of Arran... Any suggestions from anyone who have done either? Thank you so much!
It depends on how wild you like your wilderness. And how unpopulated/desolate you like your islands. And the weather. Skye would be a lot wilder than Arran, but exposed to worse weather. September often has nice conditions though, with crisp autumnal air doing away with midgies, the foliage turning to autumn colours and the crowds disappearing back to the cities. The two islands have very different atmospheres, Arran being quite Southern, much like Kintyre and Ayrshire, while Skye is very much of the North; Hebridean and North West Highlands.
- Dawn over Ben Tianavaig, Trotternish, North Skye.
- Glen Sligachan, Skye.
- Glen Sannox, Arran.
- Goatfell summit, Arran.
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by Robinho08 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:39 am
by Mal Grey » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:54 pm
by Alteknacker » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:27 pm
by willsdad » Mon May 01, 2017 8:42 am
I prefer the north west but Arran is a lot closer and I'm hoping I can still get spells of solitude
by derekjburns » Tue May 02, 2017 8:07 pm
I find it difficult to go anywhere else theses days as I love it so much. So I might be a bit bias