Isle of Skye

An exciting trek that takes you to the best parts of this magical island, and offers you a variety of routes.

As my initial request dates are unavailable, Jackie has went above and beyond, looking at alternative dates to ensure my walk will go ahead. A big thank you to Jackie and the EasyWays team.

– William

Strenuous Terrain
Largely Not Waymarked
Experienced Navigation Skills
58.5 miles (94 km)

Route Stops

The town of Broadford is located on the eastern side of the island and is connected to mainland Scotland from the main cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh or by express bus or ferry (departing Mallaig – arriving Ardvasar) using the local public bus service. Overnight Broadford

Morning bus from Broadford to the south of the island for a day walk beginning at Armadale Ferry.  The walk to the lighthouse at the southernmost point of Skye offers views to the islands of Eigg and Rum. A delightful detour to a lovely sandy beach at Camas Daraich is recommended before your return journey by late afternoon public bus.

Please check that the bus departure and return times are as published in the provided Skye Timetable.

Overnight Broadford

Distance: 10.8 miles / 17.3 km

A mainly coastal walk, with cliffs, beaches and two abandoned villages – in remote countryside, with great views of the Cuillin and the mainland mountains.

Leave Broadford at a time to suit or by early public bus signposted Elgol and alight en-route just beyond Swordale House B&B.  Take a left turn on the track heading south to begin the circular route that will eventually return to the single track B8083 road where you can walk back to Broadford or time your journey to coincide with the return public bus timetable.

Overnight Broadford

Distance: 11.25 miles / 18 km

This morning take the early public bus to Elgol. Ask the driver to stop off at Glasnakillie Peninsula overlooking Loch Slapin, to walk the additional 3 km over to Elgol, if time permits before beginning a dramatic walk alongside Loch Scavaig with the impressive Black Cuillin Mountains to the west. The underfoot is on mainly good track with spectacular views all around before reaching Loch Coruisk before descending into Glen Sligachan to end at the iconic Sligachan Hotel.

An optional extra is to take the Bella Jane boat trip from Elgol across Loch Scavaig with a hillside ascent to meet up with the track leading through the Cuillins and onwards to Sligachan. It is best to book this boat trip in advance by phone or email. On arrival in Sligachan, telephone to request your pre-arranged transfer to Portree to continue your tour in the north of the island.

Overnight Portree

Located towards the south–west of Portree take an early morning public bus to Sligachan Hotel for this walk option to and from the Fairy Pools on the River Brittle. Spend some time among the waterfalls and crystal clear pools (swimming is possible in summer).  An alternative return is by Carbost, on single track road through Glen Brittle north with option to visit the Talisker Distillery (Guided Tour £20.00 per person, can be booked in advance) before taking the late afternoon bus back to Portree to end a fantastic day.

Distance 11 miles / 17.6 km

Early start for Quiraing – visit the amazing rock formations before continuing by afternoon bus to Torvaig to climb the Old Man of Storr, one of a remarkable set of pinnacles on Skye. Overnight Portree.

Distance: 12 miles / 20 km

Depart Portree with a choice of destinations: Inverness, Fort William or Glasgow or extend a further night to explore more optional routes.

Isle of Skye

58.5 miles / 94 km

Trek the magical Isle of Skye, over a rich blend of coastal paths and high level passes that are truly spectacular.

The EasyWays Skye Tour takes you to the best parts of this beautiful island, offering a selection of walking experiences that encounter the ancient landscapes and heritage of the island.

Our base for the tour is first located in Broadford; where we explore the south and west of the island, beginning at Ardvasar, walking to the most southerly point at Sleat with its picturesque lighthouse and remote sandy bay.

We encounter remote Glasnakille and Elgol and a dramatic walk alongside Loch Scavaig, with views of Seal Island and the impressive Cuillin Mountains all around, to descend into Glen Sligachan and end at the Sligachan Hotel; where true Scottish Hospitality awaits in the form of a choice over 100 whiskies.

An option is available here to cross Loch Scavaig by small ferry to reduce the walk distance, however, this then involves a climb from sea level to regain the track at the high point of the route.

After 3 overnights we transfer our base to Portree, where we discover the crystal clear water of the Fairy Pools on the River Brittle, the mighty Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing in the northern Trotternish Ridge.

A distillery visit to Talisker is also possible as is the walk to Neist Point lighthouse in the far west.

Quality Accommodation

Door to Door Baggage Transfer (min 18kg)

Rucksack Readers Guide Book

Location Details For Each Accommodation

Travel Information from start to finish

Sugguested Equipment List

Route Packages

What’s included?

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer – maximum 18 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • GPS Mapping App detailing full tour and accommodations
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

What’s not included?

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

First established in 1996, EasyWays has built a strong reputation with the UK and International walking community in the delivery of walking tours throughout Scotland.

The template of every successful business is grounded in long term relationships, and EasyWays, along with our accommodation providers and baggage transfer companies work as one to ensure your walk experience is both enjoyable and memorable.

As a Scottish based company we are close at hand to the walking routes and pride ourselves in delivering a bespoke service – tell us what you would like and we will build an itinerary to match.