Skye Trail 3: The Storr to Portree - coastal route

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The third stage of the Skye Trail long distance route, takes a short section of road to an unpromising start across rough moorland at the coast. This soon leads to a fabulous parade along the top of dramatic coastal cliffs with superb views. The stage ends in Portree where there is a hostel, campsite, B&Bs and hotels, restaurants, shops, ATM and post office.


Pathless, boggy and rough for the first 3km after leaving the road; excellent but pathless cliff-top walking follows but with some steep ground.

Public Transport

Bus from Portree - get off near Storr car park.


Storr car park on the left side of the A855 heading from Portree towards Staffin. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

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