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Walking the Isle of Skye

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There are lots of good walking trails on the Isle of Skye, so I feel it should be included as a good place to walk but it’s probably best to plan your own trip depending on the number of days you want to walk and what you want to see.

There are lots of dramatic cliff tops with vast views and small villages with an interesting mix of old and new buildings and of course pebbly beaches and rocky mountains. I’ve been walking there on several occasions and each time it’s been very quiet, I’ve been able to walk for most of the day without seeing anyone else.

I think it’s the starkness of the surrounds that helps to give the sense of remoteness. A short day walk that I would recommend on the Isle of Skye would be Prince Charlie’s Cave, starting at Lochailort.

Written by  Russ Claridge.

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Hillwalking in the Scottish Highlands

I have been hillwalking in the Highlands of Scotland for 15 years and know many places, especially those really remote ones, very well. All time favourite places are Glen Torridon and the black Cuillins in Skye.

The Isle of Skye has some of the most magnificent Hills in the UK. Some of these hills like the Inaccessable Pinnacle on Sgurr Dearg require some moderate climbing and an abseil. These hills are really not for the faint hearted and should either be climbed by experienced mountaineers or with a guided tour.

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