For 2015 we are expanding our very popular program of classic walking on the Isle of Skye, so from the start of April to the end of September, you’ll be able to join us whenever you like for as long as you like – that could be just for a day, or it could be for 2 weeks! Each day of the summer season we’ll be offering a classic Skye walking route for you to join us on. Our routes are selected not only to show off the immense variety of scenery we have here, but also to give walks of different character, diverse natural history, and fascinating local history. We also offer transfers or help you with independent travel from Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Inverness, so it’s never been easier to come and join us here on Skye.
We choose our walks depending on the weather and the inclinations of the people in our groups, but they’re designed to be full days’ walking but not over strenuous. Distances can be up to 10 miles/21 km, and ascent up to 1800 feet/ 600 metres. We usually stick to good paths but sometimes with short sections that are steep, rough, or a little boggy. It all adds to the fun! These walks are suitable for anyone with a reasonable degree of fitness, and we take them at a pace that’s comfortable, never hurried.
With our Classic Walking trips, you can choose your own accommodation – we give you a list of recommended providers to suit all budgets, people we work with often and provide top quality accommodation within their category, be that a comfortable boutique hotel, a cosy B+B or a well equipped hostel that caters well for walkers. By offering you the choice you get exactly what you like at a price to suit you. All our recommended accommodation is close together so it’s easy to get together with the rest of the group for drinks and meals in the evenings. Each morning we pick you up to take you to the start of the day’s activity, and drop you off after we’ve finished.
We choose our program from these classic walks, amongst others….
The Boreraig coastal circuit, vising the historic “clearance villages” of Boreraig and Suisnish, with amazing coastal scenery.
A Strathaird Circular, incorporating the classic coastal route from Elgol to Camasunary, Price Charlie’s Cave at Suidhe Bhiorach and the Spar Cave at Glasnakille.
Bruach na Frithe from Glen Brittle. The most straightforward summit in the Cuillin – a challenging day out to a dramatic mountain peak
Eas Mor and Coire Lagan
Orbost and McLeod’s Maidens
Ben Tianavaig via the Braes coastal route from Sligachan
A circuit of the hidden corners of the Quiraing, Trotternish
Rubha an Dunain and the Viking boatyard from Glenbrittle
A Trotternish traverse, crossing the Trotternish Ridge from the Kilt Rock to the Fairy Glen
Elgol to Loch Coruisk via Camasunary, returning by boat