Isle of Skye, The Skye Trail
The Skye Trail is a classic long distance walk, covering most of the length of Skye, and passing through most of the great hiking areas of the island, including the Black and Red Cuillin, the Trotternish Ridge, Loch Coruisk, and Skye's most northerly point on the wild headland at Rubha Hunish. This walk is a challenge, and should only be attempted by people with excellent physical fitness, sufficiently skilled in navigation to tackle some quite long sections of pathless terrain in wild countryside.
If you are able though, you can look forward to a week or so of walking through one of Europe's most exciting landscapes. Highlights might include a coastal walk through abandoned highland villages, a sail to magical Loch Coruisk, a track through the heart of the Cuillin mountains, a dip in one of the hundredsof mountain streams, and a day on the fabulous Trotternish Ridge taking in the crazy rock formations at the Storr and the Quiraing.
Accommodation can be in B&Bs, Hotels or hostels, depending on budget and availability.
On many sections, the Skye Trail does not follow a fixed path, and there are no paths at all for quite long distances. You must be able to navigate competently to undertake this route. This includes being able to use a map and compass in what can sometimes be difficult weather conditions. While Make Tracks provides a map of the route and safety advice, it is entirely your own responsibility to navigate the route and find your own way according to conditions on the day.