Over the Sea to Skye

Overview

Great Walks on and around Skye - Scotland's most Romantic Island

The Isle of Skye is a paradise for walkers. Make Tracks will help you have an unforgettable island experience, walking by quiet beaches, along remote cliff-tops, by deserted villages, or on a magnificent coast to coast walk through the heart of the Cuillin mountains.

On Skye, you will stay at Broadford and Portree. From each of these bases, you can go on a range of walks, choosing a walk each day to suit whatever you (or your legs) feel like. From Broadford, you can walk on the remote and unspoiled Suisnish peninsula, and get right in close to the steep sides of the Cuillin. There is even an option of starting one of the walks with a sea boat trip, visiting a seal colony and the picturesque Loch Coruisk, before setting off an a cross-island walk. From Portree, you can get off to the contorted rock formations of the Storr and the Quiraing, and the fine ridge walking beyond. All of these walks are designed to fit the local bus schedule. Weprovide a free bus pass for the whole island for the duration of your stay. This allows you to get to the start and from the finishof each walk.

We are back in the States now (sigh) and I just wanted, first of all, to thank you for all the work you did on our behalf. It was a splendid trip from start to finish, and I couldn’t be happier about it all. Your availability while we were on Skye and a bit confused about the ferry was particularly helpful. Thank you for that, and the great accommodations and hiking directions throughout.
— Marjorie, Oregon, USA
We like to thank you for the beautiful walks set out by Make Tracks. Skye coast to coast........we saw a golden eagle flying up just before us. (On Prince Charlie’s Walk) we also spotted a sea eagle. It was a very good arrangement of walks. The B&B’s were very nice and the hosts very helpful. Thank you so much for your support and arrangements. Maybe in some other time ...........
— Geny, The Netherlands

Over the Sea to Skye - Suggested Itinerary (6 Nights)

Day 1 Arrive Broadford Arrive on Skye by public transport
Day 2 Suisnish and Boreraig
(11m, 17k)
A mainly coastal walk, with cliffs, beaches and two abandoned villages - in remote countryside, with great views of the Cuillin and the mainland mountains - Overnight Broadford
Day 3 Skye Coast to Coast
(7.5m, 12k)
From magical Loch Coruisk to Sligachan - through the heart of the Cuillin mountains - one of Scotland's truly great walks - optional arrival by boat* - Overnight Broadford
Day 4 The Fairy Pools
(12m, 18k)
From Sligachan into the heart of the Cuillin, then by spectacular waterfalls and rock pools - return to Portree for overnight at Portree.
Day 5 The Quiraing
(5m, 8k)
Fantastic rock formations on the cliffs at the far north of Skye. Visit "the prison," "the needle," and "the table," and marvel. Overnight Portree
Day 6 The "Old Man" and the Storr
(3 - 6 miles, 5 - 10 km)
More fantastic rock formations. Climb to the Old Man of Storr, one of a remarkable set of pinnacles, with the option of walking up to the Storr itself (the highest point on northern Skye) and along the Trotternish Ridge. Overnight Portree.
Day 7 Depart Portree Depart by public transport to Inverness/Glasgow/Edinburgh

Price for this itinerary from
£435 per person
(2 people sharing & subject to availability)

This itinerary is very flexible. You can stay as long as you like at any of the overnight stops, or skip them altogether.