Ramasaig to Orbost

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The classic Skye coastal walk, many guidebook writers have claimed this to be the most dramatic cliff-top walk in Britain. It is a long and challenging route, and requires more effort than many mountain ascents. The route is linear and neither end is served by public transport, so two cars will probably be required.


Excellent going on firm cliff-top turf for much of the route; other sections are pathless, boggy and very rough. A couple of stream crossings could be difficult especially if in spate.

Public Transport

None to start.


End of minor road to Ramasaig. 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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