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Hiking in Skye

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Isle of Skye

Located off the northwest coast of Scotland, Skye is famous for its ethereal, stunning landscapes. The island stretches out for 50 miles and is formed of imposing peaks, mythical lochs, and impressive cliffs. It’s the perfect setting for hiking and offers many excellent trails.   

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What people are saying about these trips

Uta Schorn-Rhodes


August, 2022

Ascent of the In Pinn on Skye Island

Our guide Will Manners was great. He was very patient with us and made us feel safe throughout. We would highly recommend him to anyone planning to climb the Inn Pin. It was a fabulous experience and some members of the family are already planning the 2-day traverse of the Ridge.

Matt Willoughby


June, 2022

Cuillin Ridge Traverse, Hike and scramble on the Isle of Skye, Scotland (3 days)

Despite terrible mountain conditions our guide did his best to make sure we got the most out of our trip. His special skill is keeping group moral

John Rodigan


October, 2021

Ascent of the In Pinn on Skye Island

Almost died, but didn’t. 5/5


There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Skye

This island has been populated for thousands and thousands of years and as such has a long history. Learn all about the clans, the dinosaur footprints present on the island and much more.


Good to know:

Country code



English and Gaelic


British Pound Stirling

Best time to visit

May through September

How to get there

Fly to Glasgow, then take the train to Mallaig then get the ferry across to Skye


Skye has mild summers with average temperatures at around 13°C and cold winters with averages around 4°C. The island tends to get a fair bit of rain with the wettest month being October

More info about Hiking in Skye:

You’ll find a number of hiking/scrambling trails within the Munros (the mountains of Skye). The Cuillen Ridge Traverse is a classic hike and involves some scrambling. An Ascent of the In Pinn is also an awesome choice if you’re looking to move from hiking into mountaineering and would like an adrenaline rush (it’s a pretty exposed route)! Besides the Munros Skye offers beautiful trails at every turn, so if you’re looking for a less steep hike, you’ll find that too

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