Stage 3: The Storr to Portree - coastal route

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, banks and a post office.


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

Public Transport

Bus number 57 from Portree - 4 times a day to the start at end of Storr hydro road.


Storr car park on the left side of the A855 heading from Portree. Map and 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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