Skye Trail 1: Rubha Hunish to Flodigarry

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The trail starts from Skye's most northerly tip, Rubha Hunish, and follows a spectacular but rough section of the coastline, continuing above dramatic cliffs to reach Flodigarry and its hostel. The Lookout bothy is on the route near the start for those with camping gear but there are no shops or cafes on this section. Flodigarry Hostel at the end of the walk sells basic foodstuffs and allows camping, and adjacent is the Flodigarry Hotel which serves meals, whilst the spread out township of Staffin 1.5 - 3km along the A855 has 2 shops, 2 summer cafes serving evening meals, and a campsite but is a long detour.


Rough coastal walking, often boggy, the optional descent to the headland includes a short rocky scramble. Cattle and sheep grazing, dogs to be kept under control. There is one burn crossing which could be difficult after heavy rain.

Public Transport

Bus from Portree to red telephone box at Shulista road end.


Rubha Hunish car park/telephone box, Shulista road end A855 near Kilmaluag. 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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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