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Guidebook with 87 walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye. Walks visit the most awe-inspiring scenery on Skye, including Sleat and south-east Skye, Strath, Minginish, Duirinish, Waternish, Trotternish and the Cuillin. Walks range from coastal walks to Munros with exposure for experienced scramblers. Includes history, geology and local information.
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This guidebook describes 87 of the best walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye. To many, the Isle of Skye needs no introduction. This guide aims to enhance any visit to arguable the most famous of Scotland's Hebridean islands, by collecting together 87 of the best walks and scrambles. Not only limited to the popular routes on the Black Cuillin or Skye's 12 Munros, the guide offers a comprehensive selection of routes in all areas of the island; in Sleat and South-East Skye, Strath, Minginish, Duirinish, Waternish and Trotternish.
Skye can delight walkers and scramblers at every turn, from sea stacks to fell tops; corries to rugged cliffs and plenty in between. Walkers on Skye should be prepared for strenuous trails and wilderness, as well as changeable weather, navigation, and - depending on the route - scrambling skills. However, the routes in this guide range in length from 2 to 23km, so while there are opportunities for novice walkers, routes can also be combined for longer trails and difficult scrambles.
Alongside detailed descriptions and OS maps for every route, the guidebook also includes practical information essential to making the most out of a visit to Skye. From travel to and around the island, to advice on accommodation, where to stock up on supplies and who to call in emergencies. The result is an excellent companion to exploring the best of Skye.
The walks and scrambles in this book are not graded, contrary to the information on the cover.
Owing to increasing erosion of the final section of the path, the author has revised the route of Walk 5.1 Ard Mòr Sea Arches (previously entitled 'Ardmore Point').
The full revised route is available to read or download here.
|Flora and Fauna|
|How to get there|
|Facilities and accommodation|
|Using this guide|
|1 Sleat and South-east Skye|
|1.1 Gleann Meadhonach, Loch a’Ghlinne and Dalavil|
|1.2 Point of Sleat|
|1.4 Sgurr na Coinnich|
|1.5 Beinn na Caillich|
|1.6 Ben Aslak|
|1.7 Kylerhea Glen Circuit|
|1.8 Coastal Path from Loch na Dal to Kylerhea|
|1.9 Kyle Rhea Trail|
|2.1 Broadford Coast Path (Irishman’s Point)|
|North of Strath Suardal|
|2.2 Coire Gorm Horseshoe|
|2.3 Beinn na Cro|
|2.4 Srath Mór and Srath Beag|
|South of Strath Suardal|
|2.5 Suisnish and Boreraig|
|2.6 Bla Bheinn|
|2.7 Sgurr nan Each|
|2.10 Glas Bheinn Mhór|
|2.11 South Ainort Circular|
|The Red Hills|
|2.13 The Beinn Deargs|
|2.15 Glen Sligachan|
|2.16 Kilmarie to Camasunary|
|2.17 Camasunary to Elgol|
|2.18 Suidhe Biorach (Prince Charles’ Cave)|
|2.19 Rubha na h-Easgainne|
|2.20 Spar Cave|
|3.1 Sgurr nan Gillean|
|3.2 Sgurr Beag and Sgurr na h-Uamha|
|3.3 Coire a’Bhasteir Am Basteir|
|3.4 Sgurr a’Bhasteir|
|3.5 Fionn Choire, Bealach nan Lice and Sgurr a’Fionn Choire|
|3.6 Bruach na Frithe|
|3.7 Coire na Creiche|
|3.8 Coire a’Ghreadaidh|
|3.9 Sgurr Thuilm, Sgurr a’Mhadaidh and Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh|
|3.10 Sgurr na Banachdich and Sgurr nan Gobhar|
|3.11 Eas Mor and Coire na Banachdich|
|3.12 Sgurr Dearg and Inaccessible Pinnacle|
|3.13 Coire Lagan|
|3.14 Sgurr Alasdair|
|3.15 Coir’ a’Ghrunnda and Loch Coir’ a’Ghrunnda|
|3.16 The South Cuillin ridge|
|3.17 Loch an Fhir-bhallaich|
|3.18 Rubh’ an Dùnain|
|3.19 Harta and Lota Corries|
|3.20 Druim Hain and Sgurr na Stri|
|3.21 Loch Coruisk|
|Loch Brittle to Loch Bracadale|
|3.22 Glen Brittle Forest Walk|
|3.23 Talisker Bay|
|4.1 Loch Bharcasaig, Idrigill Point and MacLeod’s Maidens|
|4.2 Glen Ollisdal and MacLeod’s Maidens|
|4.3 Duirinish Coastal Path|
|4.4 Healabhal Bheag (MacLeod’s Table South)|
|4.5 Healabhal Mhor (MacLeod’s Table North)|
|4.6 Lorgill Bay|
|4.7 Lorgill, The Hoe and Ramasaig Bay|
|4.8 Waterstein Head|
|4.9 Neist Point|
|4.10 Uiginish Point|
|4.11 The Coral Beaches|
|4.12 Lovaig Bay|
|5.1 Ard Mòr Sea Arches|
|5.2 Unish and Waternish Point|
|5.3 Beinn an Sguirr|
|5.4 Loch Diubaig and Greshornish Point|
|6 Trotternish and Portree|
|6.1 Meall Tuath and Rubha Hunish|
|6.2 Loch Sneosdal and Creag Sneosdal|
|6.3 Loch Hasco|
|6.4 The Quiraing and Meall na Suiramach|
|6.5 Meall na Suiramach|
|6.6 The Old Man of Storr|
|6.7 The Storr|
|6.8 The Trotternish Ridge|
|6.9 Biode Buidhe|
|6.10 Beinn Edra|
|6.11 Ruadh nam Brathairean (Brothers’ Point)|
|6.12 Loch Cuithir, Sgurr a’Mhadaidh Ruaidh and Baca Ruadh|
|6.13 Inver Tote and the Lealt waterfall|
|6.14 Bearreraig Bay|
|6.15 Sithean Bhealaich Chumhaing|
|6.16 Glen Varrigill Forest Walk|
|6.17 Ben Tianavaig|
|6.18 The Braes and Dunan an Aisilidh|
|Appendix 1 Further reading|
|Appendix 2 Glossary of Gaelic words|
|Appendix 3 Useful information and contact details|