On the Isle of Skye, there’s no shortage of natural and man-made wonders to discover. From the bracing clifftops of Macleod’s Maidens to the fascinating rock formation at Dunvegan Head, there’s plenty to explore on your next trip to this Scottish island. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 of the most magical Isle of Skye walks for you to take.
On a clear and sunny day, the trail down to Dunvegan Head offers unparalleled views out to Uist and is an essential stop for anyone visiting Skye. That being said, the route itself is probably not best suited for adverse weather conditions, as the route takes you along cliffs that are unfenced and lacking warnings, which is a dangerous proposition on a misty day. Outside of the breathtaking views from the impressive cliff faces, the area offers a rare chance to see the native sea eagles gliding along on the thermals caused by the outcrop of rock. If you head to the northernmost point of this peninsula, you’ll be able to see the strange rock formation known as “The Giant” (Am Famhair), a bold rock arch that lies a little way off into the sea edge.
Additional reporting by Nicholas Grantham