Duirnish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline, from thousand foot high cliffs to beautiful coral sand beaches. Inland is a wild moorland where the strange flat-topped Macleod's Tables dominate the landscape.
Waternish is a smaller. more intimate peninsula. This area has been revived in recent years as many artists and craftspeople have moved to the area and set up studios. The centre is the tiny but picturesque village of Stein. The coast of Waternish offers less dramatic but easier walking.
The central part of Skye is a barren moorland, but its coastline has some suprising and fascinating delights for the visitor who is prepared to seek them out on foot.
|Neist Point||3km||1 - 2 hours|
|Dunvegan Two Churches Walk, Dunvegan||3km||45 mins - 1 hour|
|Coral Beaches, Claigan near Dunvegan||4km||1 - 2 hours|
|Dun Fiadhairt, near Dunvegan||3km||1 - 2 hours|
|Uiginish Point, near Colbost||3km||2 - 2.5 hours|
|Oronsay Island, Ullinish||5km||2 - 3 hours|
|Beinn an Sguirr, Gillen||5.5km||2 - 2.5 hours|
|Waternish Point visit||13.5km||3 - 5 hours|
|Macleod's Maidens||17km||5 - 6 hours|
|Greshornish Point||6km||2 - 3 hours|
|Biod an Athair and Dunvegan Head||9km||3 - 5 hours|
|Neist and Milovaig clifftop coast walk||11km||3 - 5 hours|
|The Hoe and Waterstein Head||16km||5 - 6 hours|
|Macleod's Tables||11km||4 - 6 hours|
|Waternish Head Circuit||21.5km||6 - 8 hours|
|Ramasaig to Orbost||22.5km||8 - 10 hours|
Whilst visiting Skye, Ben Dolphin enjoys some startling encounters with our largest birds of prey.
"As a nature enthusiast I'm on the lookout for wildlife on any walk I take but I never go expecting to see anything in particular. Hoping, perhaps, but not expecting. Imagine my delight, therefore, when a recent walking holiday on the Isle of Skye..."Read more