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The Isle of Skye

Walks and scrambles throughout Skye, including the Cuillin

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.


the weather is variable but tends to be fairest in May/June and September/October, also the times that midges are less abundant; recently, there has been excellent weather in February and November, too. Go prepared for cold, wind and rain


Portree, Broadford, Dunvegan, Kyleakin, Uig


almost all of the walking routes covered demand a good level of fitness and ability to travel safely in wild countryside in changeable weather and use map and compass; some of the walks are arduous and demanding; some scrambles (clearly identified) involve exposure and require technical ability

Must See

for scramblers, the famous Cuillin ridge; the outstanding coastal scenery and the wacky pinnacles of Storr and the Quiraing; wilderness in abundance
28 Jan 2015
17 Aug 2021
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.60cm

A guidebook to 87 walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye. Covering the largest island in the Inner Hebrides, the walks are suitable for most walkers, with shorter routes alongside plenty of more challenging, full-day hikes.

The routes range from 2 to 23km (1–15 miles) and can be combined to create longer days out. Eight routes include scrambles, which are clearly indicated in the book. 

  • 1:50,000 OS maps are included for each route
  • Detailed information on facilities, accommodation, history and geology
  • Easy access from Portree and Broadford
  • Highlights include routes in the Cuillin and Munro ascents

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Terry Marsh Cicerone author MARSH

By Terry Marsh

Lancashire-born writer and photographer Dr Terry Marsh specialises in the outdoors and travel. He is the author or revision author/editor of over 100 guidebooks, including the award-winning Cicerone guides to the Coast to Coast Walk (first published in 1993), The Shropshire Way (1999) and Great Mountain Days in the Pennines (2013). Terry has a PhD in Historical Geography and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), a Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA (Scot)).

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