Sleat, Armadale and Kyleakin

Sleat, Armadale and Kyleakin

The southern coastal fringe of Sleat (pronounced Slate) is so fertile and richly wooded that it has become known as the Garden of Skye. The views across to the mainland and the peaks of Knoydart are fabulous, but even they are surpassed by those of the Cuillin from the northern coast between Ord and Tarskavaig, a coastline blessed with several sandy beaches.

East of Sleat is Kylerhea which is the closest part of Skye to mainland Scotland and site of its oldest ferry route. This is still the most picturesque gateway to the island, backed by hills which may be less dramatic than those further north, but which provide wonderful panoramas. Further east still is Kyleakin and the striking Skye Bridge - now free after a long campaign by the islanders.


Walk Grade Length Time
Dùn Scaith Castle, Tokavaig grade2km 40 minutes
Kylerhea Otter Hide grade2.25km 1 hour
Cnoc a'Mhadaidh Ruaidh, Kyleakin grade3km 1 hour
Caisteal Maol and Kyleakin grade3.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
Kinloch Forest and Leitir Fura grade6.5km 2 - 3 hours
Armadale hill and woodland gradegrade6km 2 hours
Point of Sleat gradegrade8.5km 3 - 4 hours
Coille Dalavil gradegrade12.5km 4 - 5 hours
Kylerhea hills circuit gradegradegradegrade14km 8 - 10 hours

Want to advertise your business on this page?

Share on 


Walking can be dangerous and all walkers must take personal responsibility for their own safety. You should always carry a backup means of navigation and not rely on a single phone, app or map. Walkhighlands strives to provide accurate information but cannot accept responsibility for changes, errors or omissions.