Explore the most popular walking 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.

did our own path, so many trails and places to explore. very beautiful. need to go early before 9 am, crowds start gathering after 10.

very crowded. can get muddy but worth the views. be careful of rock slides. we heard rocks falling from the big rock face cliff, of course people shouting wasn't helping.

did the entire loop. beautiful views

Honestly was a little disappointed with the Fairy Pools. Yes, the little waterfalls are pretty, but I was expecting to find these during a little forest hike. It's literally an open field, crawling with people.

Really enjoyed this hike. I love that their are lots of different trails so that you can see Oldman Storr from different view points. You can also wonder off the trails and do your own thing. We wondered far enough away from the others visiting Storr so that we could take our drone out. It's absolutely beautiful here. We arrived at about 1pm and the parking lot was full, but to be fair that parking lot holds maybe 10 cars. So people were parking along the road. There were also quite a few people there when we arrived, but once you get further up the path, people go their own way and it feels like you're the only one there.

3 days ago

too many people. just some waterfalls.

5 days ago

Visited the fairy pools in May this year. We arrived at 7:30 in the morning to avoid the crowds. The car park was completely empty. It was a short easy walk to get to the pools. We started at the top and worked our way down. Took wetsuits so we were then able to spend lots of time exploring, climbing and jumping into the amazing pools. Spent 3 hours here. Well worth the visit, but would definitely advise arriving early, there were coaches and buses and a packed car park as we left.

Big reward for a pretty easy walk (except the last 1/4 mile)

Fantastic views of some of the oldest rock in the world!! Get there early though as this place is crazy busy!! You'll see why as the view is outstanding!! Word of warning.....please wear appropriate footwear....mud, rock, sandals and ankles dont get on very well.

Love this trail

nature trips
30 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
30 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.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months 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
3 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
3 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.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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

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