Explore the most popular views trails near Isle of Skye with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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nature trips
3 days ago

Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day! This easy walk/hike offers surprises around the very turn. Filled with magic, mystery, and breathtaking views it’s a place to visit!

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful falls and pools that are set in a picturesque valley, surrounded by majestic mountains of luminous green. The path follows the stream, and in a couple of spaces there are a few rocks to hop, all well worth the journey.

My husband and I were in Scotland for our 20th anniversary and wanted a fairly easy hike. This fit the bill. It was beautiful even with the crowd. We were there in October so it was busy but not overwhelmingly so. I can imagine it would be packed in other months.

One of the most beautiful place on earth...

Wish for good whether but one of the best spot on Isle of Skye, magical

walking
1 month ago

Breathtaking scenery and fabulous views. It wasn’t to crowded when we arrived but it was early on Sunday morning. It was getting busier when left a couple of hours later.

Somewhat steep trail with amazing views the entire way up. As with most popular trails, it does get crowded, so get there early. Also, “early” is not that early on Skye. We arrived at about 8:30 am and were some of the first people on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views for the entire trail. Remote location, but it is worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty and easy, but crowded.

Unfortunately the Fairy Pools were a case of expectation vs reality. the photoshopped pictures online are not what you're likely to see. Photos on this page are accurate. Admittedly the water is a cool color. Crowded trail with people crawling all over the creek and obstructing views. --I think that's what no one tells you is that you have to climb down into the creek to get the best shots you see online.
It is scenic because it is Scotland, but is not in my top 5 hikes on the Isle of Skye.

Great hike even if the weather wasn't so nice with us (rain and strong wind). But the view is worth the effort !
We made it with two little childs of 6 and 3 years old !
The path is fine and different ways can be taken.

1 month ago

This is an incredibly special place. Not much of a hike. More of a pleasant and dramatic glen to explore. Please respect the peace and sanctity of the area, and listen for the fairies.

A nice, open walk with great views of the unique geological formations. The climb can be strenuous in parts and the trip to the old man takes about an hour in each direction.
The only downside is it can be quite crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

The surrounding mountains are impossible to appreciate in photos. The hike itself is easy, but usually wet. Lots of tourists but early morning is the best time of day to go if you dress warm.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic views. The trail is not difficult, but due to wet ground, rain, wind, and generally cold conditions it becomes more difficult. Personally that made it more rewarding and enjoyable however. I wore trail shoes, but would recommend your hiking boots as you will be slogging through some muck after the halfway point. Warm clothes and rain gear are a necessity.

Finishes with one of the best views I have ever seen.

walking
2 months ago

Awesome views of the entire northwest coast of Scotland the inner and outer hebredian islands. Best views in Scotland

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent hike even in the rain. Would definitely do it again. Very scenic

hiking
3 months ago

Easy but wear waterproof hiking boots. My 5 year old had no problem doing this. Gorgeous views!

hiking
7 months ago

A challenging hike for non- climbers as a fair bit of scrambling. Stunning view of the Cuillans at the top. Lovely wee loch to cool off on the way back down.

fantastic views, rolling ocean swells, crashing waves....could not ask for more.

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous bike with breathtaking views. Decently hard during a rainstorm, I imagine it would be moderate / easier in better conditions.

Unbelievable sights. Hike wasn't that hard until the end of it but amazing views

Unbelievable sights. Hike wasn't that hard until the end of it but amazing views

walking
11 months ago

Great little walk. Parking can get full since it is becoming a popular sight on Skye. Before going down the main stairs for the path go off to the right and get a gorgeous view from the upper cliff! I strongly suggest seeing at sunset. Prepare for the wind and random rain showers than come and go!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stunning views but lots of people. Once of the beaten path its gets considerably less crowded

hiking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

unbelievabley hike. just make sure you go the full way up, some of the most beautiful falls are a bit hidden.

hiking
Saturday, August 31, 2013

Absolutely beautiful! The mountains around and the absurdly clear waters of the fairy pools make for a spectacular hike. Getting there can be a little complicated and potentially expensive, if you're going by public transit, but we're

11 days ago

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