Trips / Isle of Skye: Pure hiking weekend
Come and join us as we head up to The Isle Of Skye, Scotland, where scenery does not get much more dramatic. We have rented our own private accommodation right in the heart of The Cuillin mountain range and arranged a number of hikes in the area. The intensity and landscapes encountered will vary but rest assured that we plan to be heading to the tops of the mountains that dominate the landscape here.
In our experience September and October are the best months to visit Skye, whilst the hoards rush up in Summer expecting good weather what they tend to find is unsettled weather and if the sun is out midge attacks (small black flies that just LOVE to bite). By visiting at the end of the year we should be able to avoid the unsettled weather, the midges and most importantly have the trails to ourselves.
Apart from mountains, one other thing that calls thousands of visitors to this part of the world is of course the Whisky! Right next to our accommodation is a bar stocked with over 200 single malt varieties from around the world (but mainly Scotland!) and if we have enough people interested we can try to arrange a visit to the famous Talisker distillery.
The Isle of Skye is mountainous and as such the hikes will be long and involve uphill sections on almost all the hikes. It is important that people are comfortable with their fitness on a trip such as this, you do not need to be a mountaineer or a marathon runner, but you need to be able to walk for a number of hours each day.
- What to wear Hiking boots and waterproofs are essential. We recommend layered clothing, hiking trousers (not jeans), gloves and a hat
- What to bring Change of clothes for the evening, sleeping bag, towel and money for evening meals
- Meeting time Thursday 20th of Sept from 12:00 at Sligachan (Isle of Skye)
- Departure time Monday 24th of Sept at 08:30
- Meeting location Sligachan Hotel, Sligachan
- Includes 4 nights shared accommodation; all guided hikes throughout the weekend, breakfast and packed lunches, local transport as required
- Travel Information For those flying up from London, fly to Inverness. From there you can take a bus from Inverness bus station direct to the meeting point (roughly 3hrs). This is a beautiful journey and rivalled perhaps only by the train that runs from Inverness to the Kyle of Lochalsh which is one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. From the Kyle of Lochalsh it is possible to take a bus to Sligachan or we can arrange for a taxi to collect you.
- Return Journey Both Easyjet and BMI have suitable flights leaving on the Monday which will connect easily with the bus service leaving Sligachan.
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