Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in Scotland

Top Ten Skye Walks

1 - Fairy Pools

The Isle of Skye Fairy Pools, Scotland.

Located on the northern slopes of the magnificent Black Cuillin range, Skye’s famous Fairy Pools are beautiful crystal-clear blue pools on the Allt Coire a' Mhadaidh (Burn of the Dog), which can be seen snaking down the hillside of Coire na Creiche into Glen Brittle where it becomes the River Brittle.

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2 - Old Man of Storr

The Old Man of Storr Walk

The Old Man of Storr on the Trotternish Ridge is probably the most famous walk, and definitely the busiest attraction, on the Isle of Skye.
The Old Man (Bodach an Stòr in Gaelic), is a 55-metre-high pinnacle of basalt rock which is all that remains of a 2,800-million-year-old volcanic plug.

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3 - Neist Point Lighthouse

Neist Point Lighthouse Walk

Neist Point is one of the most famous lighthouses in Scotland and can be found on the most westerly tip of Skye near the township of Glendale.
While the walk down is an easy one, the concrete path does get quite steep at times. From the path you will see stunning views of the high cliffs and the lighthouse itself, at sunset the view is made even more spectacular making this a top destination for landscape photographers.

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4 - The Quiraing

The Quiraing Walk

This is an essential walk for any photographer as it passes though some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland.
As part of the Trotternish ridge it has been formed by a massive landslip which has created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock. Choose a clear day and bring your camera.

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5 - Coral Beach

Coral Beach Walk

A great family walk down to the Coral Beach in Claigan, just north of Dunvegan.
The beach is made from crushed white coral like seaweed that makes the water look tropical blue when the sun comes out. A truly magical place, perfect for a family picnic and maybe a swim.

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6 - Camasunary

Camasunary Walk

A longer walk to the beautiful Camasunary bay. This route gives a taste of walking in the Cuillin Mountains without really having to climb a mountain or get out a map.
Walking by the foot of these famous hills offers some fantastic views, so bring your camera. A safe taste of walking the Cuillin Hills.

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7 - Scorrybreac

Scorrybreac Walk

A shorter walk by the shore of the beautiful Portree Bay, enjoy views out across the sea to the Island of Raasay.
Bring your camera as this walk offers a chance to see the Sea Eagles that nest on the high cliffs nearby. Makes a perfect after dinner walk on a long summers evening.

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8 - The Point of Sleat

The Point of Sleat Walk

This is a great walk along a track to the very southern most point of Skye. The route passes a fantastic white sand beach which is worth stopping at for a spot of lunch or even a swim.
Continuing on to the point where there is a modern lighthouse and some fantastic views out to the small isles of Rum, Canna and Eigg.

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9 - Talisker Beach

Talisker Beach Walk

This short easy walk to Talisker Beach is a good choice for families. The grey sandy beach is surrounded by impressive cliffs, making an interesting landscape for the budding photographer. Skye does not have many options for surfing, though Talisker Beach does sometime work and is not too far to carry a board.

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10 - Boreraig

Boreraig Walk

This is a longer walk to the cleared village of Boreraig, interesting for those that would like to know more about the history of Skye.
This village was cleared of its people to make way for sheep in the 1850’s, the village is now a mix of ruined stone houses by the shore of Loch Eishort.

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