Isle of Skye


The Isle of Skye (or An t-Eilean Sgitheanach in its native Gaelic tongue) occupies an almost mythical place in the minds of many Scots. Romantic castles, magnificent seascapes, the alpine peaks of the Cuillin Ridge and scattered white crofters’ cottages, the island has all these and more.

This book features 40 moderate walks on Skye and neighbouring Raasay that take in many celebrated classics but reveals hidden gems too. Written by Skye residents Paul and Helen Webster, these routes explore both the wild and gentler sides of this dramatic landscape.

96 pages / 105mm x 148mm / step inside the guide

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Isle of Skye

Skye has long been a mecca for hardy hillwalkers and climbers attracted by the alpine peaks of the Cuillin, the most challenging mountains in Britain. However, the dramatic coastline of the island – also often claimed to be the country’s finest – is scarcely less impressive and Skye has scores of varied walks at all levels. This guide contains 40 moderate routes covering all parts of Skye together with the neighbouring island of Raasay. They are intended to give a taste of every aspect of this celebrated landscape and to seek out some of the less visited gems as well as the popular highlights. Skye is the second largest of the Hebrides and its size often takes visitors by surprise. It covers over 1600 square kilometres and even this figure is misleading due to the island’s complex shape, divided into many peninsulas which can make touring the island a major undertaking. This shape gives the island its Gaelic name of An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, meaning the winged isle. The routes in the book are divided into five areas, each of which is introduced by a summary giving a flavour of its characteristics and a map to locate the starts of the walks.


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