Trotternish is one of the most spectacular landscapes in Britain. The great ridge which forms its backbone is the longest on Skye, and its unique eastern escarpment has been broken by Europe's largest landslides into a remarkable landscape.
The coastline is equally spectacular. Whilst the Kilt Rock and its waterfall are well known, much of the rest of the peninsula is bristling with sea stacks and pinnacles, its hidden features revealed only by walking; the northernmost peninsula Rubha Hunish and the easternmost Rubha nam Brathairean deserving special mention.
The Braes region to the south has a similar feel to Trotternish, but on a smaller scale, and good beaches at An Aird. Between Trotternish and the Braes is Portree, Skye's picturesque and bustling capital.
|Flodigarry Fossils Walk||1.5km||1 hour|
|Coille Iòsal, Braes||2km||45 mins|
|The Fairy Glen, near Uig||2km||1 hour +|
|Scorrybreac circuit, Portree||3km||1 - 2 hours|
|Bearreraig Bay||3.25km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Staffin slipway and An Corran beach circuit||4km||1 - 2 hours|
|Caisteal Uisdein (Hugh's Castle)||4.5km||1 - 2 hours|
|Loch Cuithir and Diatomite railway||11km||2 - 3 hours|
|Cave of Gold, Kilmuir||2.25km||1 hour|
|An Aird, Braes||3km||1 -2 hours|
|Bioda Buidhe||3km||1 - 2 hours|
|Brothers' Point - Rubha nam Brathairean, near Staffin||3.5km||1 - 2 hours|
|The Old Man of Storr||4.5km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Portree Forest and bay||5km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Ben Tianavaig, Braes||5.5km||2 - 3 hours|
|Rubha Hunish||8.5km||3 - 5 hours|
|Loch Sligachan||11km||4 - 5 hours|
|Fingal's Pinnacles, Flodigarry||5km||2 - 4 hours|
|Quiraing, hill circuit||6.5km||3 - 4 hours|
|Loch Sneosdal circuit, Kilmuir||8km||3 - 4 hours|
|Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh Ruadh from Glenhinnisdal||11km||5 - 6 hours|
|Storr to Portree coast||11km||4 - 6 hours|
|Beinn Edra from Glen Uig||12km||3 - 5 hours|
|The Storr - ascent||8km||3.5 - 4.5 hours|
|Hartaval and Baca Ruadh||19km||6 - 8 hours|
|Trotternish Ridge||36.5km||18 hours/2 days|
|The Skye Trail||128km||7 days|
Ben Dolphin discovers the massive landslides that have formed the remarkable landscape of the Quiraing.
"As you drive the single track road along the Trotternish peninsula’s east coast, you’re probably intermittently snatching glances out to sea or up at the hills. And who could blame you? It’s beautiful! You could therefore be forgiven for not noticing the signs indicating roadside maintenance..."