Why the Magical Isle of Skye Should Be Your Next Hiking Adventure
Known for volatile weather, jaw-dropping sights and rich history full of turmoil and magic alike, be sure to bring your camera along to the ever cloud-clad, misty Isle of Skye — the crown jewel for hiking in Scotland.
The Isle of Skye is where many sci-fi and fantasy heroes have come to life. With epic landscapes that need to be seen to be believed, you can hike where dinosaurs have left their footprints, among fairy circles, and in the places where clans have spilled blood centuries ago. Known as the “Island of Clouds,” see gloomy ruins and sweeping landslides, crystal lochs said to house mythical creatures, and leave the crowds behind on trails so remote that distant whale songs and wandering sheep will be your only companions. Whether you’re here to cross a specific trail off your bucket list like the Cuillin Ridge, or experience the rich history of the area, one thing’s certain — Skye is worth the trip. Here are my tips for getting the most out of your mythical Isle of Skye hiking adventure.
Pros and Cons of Hiking on the Isle of Skye
Challenging hikes with huge rewards
Rich history, both real and mythical!
Stunning vistas, straight out of a sci-fi movie
Spotty cell service
Erratic weather poses its own challenges
Crowded in the summer