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Skye Trail


124 km / 77 miles
A route along a south to north line along the longest length of the island visiting both east and west coasts and traversing mountain and moorland regions.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
Start: NG640038 - Armadale, Highland View on StreetMap
Finish: NG408742 - Dantulm, Highland View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Walk Highlands - Scotland's Long Distance Walking Routes Skye Trail [YouTube Video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Skye Trail: a challenging backpacking route from Rubha Hunish to Broadford  (Cicerone Press  - 2023 )
Guidebook Long Walk on the Isle of Skye  (Wildcountry Press  - 2005 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 23, 24, 32, 39
OS Landranger Active 23, 24, 32, 39
OS Explorer 408, 409, 410, 411, 412
OS Explorer Active 408, 409, 410, 411, 412
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map
Skye Trail (Harvey Maps - 2018)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Absolute Escapes Ltd)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (C-N-Do Scotland)
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Self Guided Walking Holidays (Green Traveller)
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Guided Walking Holidays (Thistle Trekking)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Make Tracks Walking Holidays)
Support Providers
Guided Walking Holidays (Thistle Trekking)

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
4 km
70 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
81 km
Hostel Accommodation
2 km
117 km

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Route Profile:

124.0 km (77.1 miles)
4,946 m (16,227 ft) ascent
744 m (2,441 ft)  maximum height

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