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Outer Hebrides and Skye Walk


Itinerary for Outer Hebrides and Skye Walk



Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Travel to Skye, Afternoon Walk in Glen Sligachan
Meeting in Inverness, we travel past Loch Ness and the stunning Eilean Donan Castle in Kintail before arriving on the Isle of Skye. We spend our first afternoon enjoying a wonderful walk in Glen Sligachan beneath the mighty peaks of the Black Cuillin and the Red Cuillin, which flank either side of the glen. Returning to our vehicle we transfer to our accommodation overlooking Uig Bay.
Distance: approx.8km / approx. 3 hours
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Uig


Day 2: Quirang & the Old Man of Storr
After enjoying breakfast with views out across the sea, we set out to explore the stark and unusual landscapes of the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr on foot. We will also visit Kilt Rock and the charming village of Staffin on this relaxing day.
Distance: approx.8km / approx. 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at Hotel in Uig


Day 3: Travel to the Isle of Harris
After breakfast, we enjoy a short coastal walk before taking the afternoon ferry from Skye to the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, looking out for seabirds and dolphins on the 90 minute crossing. Arriving on Harris, we visit the wonderful beaches of Luskentyre and Seileboist before heading to our accommodation in time to freshen up before dinner.
Distance: approx.6km / approx. 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at Hotel in Tarbert


Day 4: Glens & Beaches of North Harris
North Harris is one of the most spectacular areas of the Outer Hebrides. We will spend the day exploring the glens and beaches, perhaps visiting the white sands of Huisinis or hiking into the glens to see the massive cliffs of Sron Uladal. A wonderful day whichever route we choose!
Distance: approx.12km / approx. 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at Hotel in Tarbert


Day 5: The Machair of Harris & the Golden Road
Today we walk on the ‘machair’ of Harris, the Gaelic name for the coastal hinterland which in summer is a carpet of wild flowers. We climb Toe Head (365m), high above beach of Traigh Scarasta, from where St. Kilda can be sometimes be seen jutting out of the Atlantic horizon. We then complete a circuit of southern Harris as we drive back north via the ’Golden Road’, stopping at 15th century Rodel Church and other places along the way.
Distance: approx.6km / approx. 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at Hotel in Tarbert


Day 6: Circuit of Scalpay
This tiny island is located off the east coast of Harris and is now connected to Harris by a bridge, which opened in 1997, with the first person to cross being 103-year old Mrs Kirsty Morrison. We’ll enjoy a circumnavigation of the island, exploring its wonderful coastline and visiting the remote lighthouse at Rubh an Eorna.
Distance: approx.10km / approx. 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Tarbert


Day 7: Callanish Standing Stones; & Return to Inverness
After breakfast, we journey north to Lewis, where we visit the 5000 year old Callanish Standing Stones, which date back to 3000BC. Set high on a moor with a backdrop of sea and mountains, this is a moving experience for many and a wonderful place to end this island odyssey. Leaving the stones behind, we continue to Stornoway where we take the ferry back to the mainland and transfer back to Inverness.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

PLEASE NOTE - The itinerary may be subject to change at the discretion of the guide having regard to weather conditions and other factors.

This walking holiday is suitable for active travelers who are reasonably fit and enjoy moderate hikes. We walk at a comfortable pace and you can expect to be out for 5-6 hours a day. The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet / 450m. Distances will be typically 8-10km but there may be the odd slightly longer day. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.
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Outer Hebrides and Skye Walk
Tour Code: ZZ-HK-WS01
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,145.00
Dates: Apr to Oct

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness
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