Luib and Torrin Straths circuit

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This walk crosses from coast to coast and back again across one of Skye's narrowest sections, using two old routes between the hills. It gives a quiet walk through wild countryside with some good views.


The route follows old rights of way and only short sections are completely pathless. However the going is rough in places and there are many very boggy sections. A fast-flowing stream has to be forded in Strath Mor, which could be dangerous in spate.

Public Transport

Luib is well served by buses between Broadford and Portree; Torrin is on the Elgol bus route which has a much less frequent service.


Luib hamlet; alternatively Torrin. 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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