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Skye Trail Journal 2015: Day 1

One week ago we came back from the Scotland, where we’ve walked the Skye Trail. It is unofficial, long-distance (128 km) route from Rubha Hunish in the north of the island to Broadford in the east. It traverses the full Trotternish ridge, including the Quiraing and Old Man of Storr, passes between magnificent mountains Bla Bheinn and the Cuillin. Usually, it takes about a week to walk the trail through. We’ve expanded our trip up to 11 days to bag a couple of Munros and visit Talisker, the only distillery on the Isle of Skye.

Skye Trail Journal 2015

Day 1
Date: 25th April, Saturday
Route: Duntulm-Rubha Hunish-Kilmaluag Bay
Distance: 6km

We’ve started our journey from Inverness, on Saturday morning, April 25. We took a train to Kyle of Lochalsh, and then caught a bus to Uig.

Our plan was to get to Duntulm and walk to Rubha Hunish first. We’ve called to Roddie, the super funny taxi driver, and he dashingly brought us to a phone booth, where our trek began.

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old phone booth-official start of Skye Trail

The weather was surprisingly sunny and welcoming so far.

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Rubha Hunish

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coastal walk

skye trail journallooking back towards Rubha Hunish

Later the wind became stronger, and we started to look for a campsite for the night. Finally, we found one on Kilmaluag Bay.

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first night camping at Kilmaluag Bay

Skye Trail Journal, Day 2

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