Stage 2: Flodigarry to The Storr - Trotternish Ridge

The very arduous and challenging second stage of the Skye Trail climbs from Flodigarry beneath the amazing rock formations of The Quiraing before continuing south on the Trotternish Ridge towards the Storr before a final descent to the road and bus stop. The rewards are tremendous - this must be one of the most dramatic ridge traverses in Britain. The stage is very long, and apart from a summer snack van after the Quiraing, there are no services on this section and no accommodation at the end; start early. If not wild camping it will be necessary to either get a taxi - or a bus if you are lucky - either onto Portree or back to Staffin for the night.

Terrain

Tough hillwalking on pathless ridge with much steep ascent and descent.

Public Transport

Bus number 57 from Portree. Ask to get off at foot of Loch Langaig footpath - 0.5km north from the roadside picnic area by the loch at Dunans.

Start

Flodigarry Hostel. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please 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.

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