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The Skye Trail Itinerary

Daily Plan
Sunrise on the first day of The Skye Trail Each day you will be guided along The Skye Trail to the next B&B, there is no need for you to worry about being lost, we will be with you from the moment you set off in the morning to the moment you enter your B&B in the evening. You will only be expected to carry your day rucksack (what you will need to keep you warm, dry, fed and watered for the day). Everything else will be transported to your next B&B for you. Everything will be arranged for you so all you need to worry about is the walking itself!

Day 1 of your holiday: Arrive in Broadford
Today is your chance to arrive in Broadford and meet your guide and the rest of the group in a local pub before the walk begins! It may be possible for us to meet you at some point in the afternoon in Fort William and give you a free lift up to Broadford if you need us to. But please do email us about this before you book if you need this.
Accommodation – B&B in Broadford

Day 2:Walking to Torrin - 12 miles Trekkers eating lunch with a view of the Cuillin Ridge
Today you will be walking to Torrin which is 12 miles walking in total, 500m of ascent and will take around 6 hours. After leaving Broadford we will make use of a good track before joining a rougher coastal path which offers excellent views of The Cuillin, Bla Bheinn and The Red Hills.
Accommodation – B&B in Broadford

Day 3: Elgol - 10 miles
Today's walk to Elgol is an easier, shorter day. It is just ten miles with a little over 350m of ascent and will take us around 5 hours to walk. The trail has sections on the road, with a section in the middle which follows a good track, however, today’s beauty comes in the spectacular views to Sleat and the small isles making this a splendid and simple day.
Accommodation – B&B in Broadford

Day 4: Sligachan - 11 miles
Today follows the remote and wild Glen Sligachan. You will begin by using a very narrow path over vertical cliffs, great care will be needed on this dramatic section! However, this path will turn into a wider, easier path by the time you arrive in Sligachan. You will be walking a total of 11 miles today with 500 meters of ascent, which will take 6-7 hours to complete.
Accommodation - B&B in Broadford

Day 5: Portree - 12 miles
Trekkers walking down Glen Sligachan Today will begin with some possible river crossings before gaining a rough path that follows Loch Sligachan. This path will lead to an area known as the Braes, whereby the route follows a minor road. You will finish walking alongside a salt marsh into the edge of Portree. This 12 mile day has nearly 300m of ascent and will take us around 5-6 hours to complete.
Accommodation – B&B in Portree

Day 6: The Storr – 9 miles
Todays walk to The Storr from Portree is 9 miles, 500m of ascent and will take between 4-5 hours to complete. The days starts with a beautiful coastal walk with dramatic views as you leave Portree behind. Soon you will be walking over rough moorlands and with views over the sea, lochs and the Trotternish Ridge.
Accommodation – B&B in Portree

Day 7: Flodigarry - 16 miles
Today we will be walking the toughest section of the trek, going over the Trotternish Ridge, it will be 16 miles of walking, 1700m of ascent and will take us 8-10 hours to complete. The day will begin by climbing towards the summit of The Storr until we are on one of the finest ridge walks in the UK. After reaching the ridge you will have a further 10 summits to ascend before dropping down from Bioda Buidhe. Although this is an incredibly hard day it is also perhaps the best and certainly the most memorable.
Accommodation – B&B in Portree

Day 8: Kilmaluag - 9 miles
Interesting rock formation on The Skye Trail Our last day of walking is 9 miles, 350m of ascent and it will take us about 6 hours. We will begin at the incredible and famous rock formation, The Quiraing. We will be walking along the bottom of this impressive area until we descend into the outskirts of Flodigarry. After a short walk down the road you will continue along a very rough path, which soon becomes a scenic costal route. Much of the rest of the day will be on moorlands making use of rough paths until we get sight on the headland itself, and walk as close to it as possible without needing to climb the imposing cliffs. Once near the headland the route is complete and a short walk back over the moorland will bring us out to the road and the van which will take you back through Skye to Broadford.
Accommodation – B&B in Broadford

Day 9: Leaving Broadford
Today, after breakfast, you will have come to the end of your holiday with us and it is time for you to make your way home. Once again it may be possible for us to give you a free lift back to Fort William but this will need to be discussed before you book.

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