1. Neist Point
  2. The Fairy Glen, near Uig
  3. Scorrybreac circuit, Portree
  4. Staffin slipway and An Corran beach circuit
  5. Bioda Buidhe
  6. An Aird, Braes
  7. Rubha nam Brathairean
  8. Talisker Bay
  9. Dun Ringill, Kilmarie
  10. Dun Scaith Castle

The Isle of Skye is surely one of the most amazing and popular tourist spots in Scotland. It's extraordinary landscapes and scenery will take your breath away. It is no wonder that it is also home to great walking routes.
This list is meant to be a compilation for easy achievable walks for visitors with nearly all level of fitness while still beeing rewarding in views and experiences.


This list of short and rewarding walks on the Isle of Skye will get you sorted with some best ones out there!

Neist Point

1 - 2 hours walk

Neist Point - Skye - Scotland
Neist Point - Skye - Scotland by Bill Higham (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The most westerly point of Skye offers some of the most famous and unforgettable views of the iconic lighthouse that sits at the end of dramatic cliff scenery.
The walk to the 110 years old lighthouse is a short walk down but it's also very steep at times. There is one safe route in both directions with impressive views of surrounding cliffs.
Sunset at the Neist Point is one of most spectacular you will find on Skye. No wonder this place is beloved by landscape photographers.

The Fairy Glen, near Uig

1 hour walk

Fairy Glen
Fairy Glen by Guillén Pérez (CC BY-ND 2.0)

The name of this place is already very magical. Everyone who visited agrees that this place is supernatural. The walk rewards visitors with some incredible landforms and it's simply hard to describe.
Rather a place to explore and discover than a usual walking route.
Please don't leave any coins, tokens or store spirals as an offering to fairies for good luck. Protect nature, visit, enjoy and leave only footsteps behind.

Scorrybreac circuit, Portree

1 - 2 hours walk

Portree harbour
Portree harbour, Isle of Skye by Philip N Young (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

If you're staying in Portree, the capital of the Isle of Skye, you don't need to go far for a wonderful scenic walk. Its name refers to remains of a ruined village standing on the hillside.
The walk also passes by the shore of the Portree Bay with some fabulous views towards the Island of Raasay.
This walk will reward you with a wonderful view of colourful houses of Portree Bay and if you're lucky you will be able to watch some sea wildlife.

Staffin slipway and An Corran beach circuit

1 - 2 hours walk

Staffin Bay
Staffin Bay Seascape 2 by Derek Parker (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Staffin is a little village on the north of Isle of Skye lying quietly beneath the Quiraing.
It’s famous for the dinosaur footprints remains which can be seen on its shoreline when the tide is low. It’s definitely one of the Scottish hidden gems!
The walk is signed and follows to the shore with great views of the whole Trotternish ridge from the Storr to Quiraing.

Bioda Buidhe

1 - 2 hours walk

Bioda Buidhe
Golygfa am Bioda Buidhe o'r Quiraing by robatwilliams (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

On this walk, you will find some of the finest views over Skye and Quaraing.
These remarkable landslip formations are very popular on many photographs. It’s a moderate walk with the grassy and boggy terrain.

 

Short Scenic Walk

An Aird, Braes

1 - 2 hours walk

Bioda Buidhe
West facing shore of An Aird by Richard Dorrell (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Another fairly short walk on the An Aird peninsula in the braes area of the isle of Skye.
This scenic walk will give you a chance to spot seabirds, or if you’re lucky enough even dolphins. The road leads to the beach grand coastal cliffs and remains ancient forth. Overall a superb place to visit.

Rubha nam Brathairean

1 - 2 hours walk

Rubha nam Brathairean
View from Rubha nam Brathairean, Isle of Skye by User:Colin (CC BY-SA 2.0)

This place is known as brothers point is a truly hidden treasure on the Isle Of Skye marking the eastern front point of Trotternish.
This scenic walk is packed with lots to explore on the way and there’s usually fewer tourists around as it’s not the most popular choice.

Talisker Bay

1 hour walk

Talisker bay
'Talisker Sands' - Talisker Bay, Skye by Kris Williams (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The name is more recognisable for the famous Talisker bay single malt whisky rather than enchanting sandy bay walk between impressive high cliffs.
Best to check tides when planning the visit to see the black and white sand creating beautiful patterns shining during the sunset.

Dun Ringill, Kilmarie

1 - 2 hours walk

Dun Ringill
Dun Ringill by John Allan (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Set beneath Black Cuillin hills on the Straithair peninsula Dun Ringill is and iron age hillfort.
Tradition said this place has been the seat of Clan MacKinnon for several centuries. Nowadays it’s a popular historical walk with picturesque view of the Loch Slapin

Dun Scaith Castle

40 minutes walk

Dun Scaith Castle
Dun Scaith Castle by TheOlsonFive! Olson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

This short scenic walk will take you back to medieval times, where Dunscaith Castle also known as Dun Sgathaich Castle originally was house to the Clan MacDonald of Sleat.
Dunscaith features in several Celtic legends - one of them about Irish hero Cu Chulainn.

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