Posts Tagged ‘hiking in scotland’

Skye Trail Journal 2015, day 9

skye trail journal day 9, skye trail, isle of skye

Day 9 3nd May, Saturday Loch Coruisk – Camasunary Bay – Elgol Distance: 18km Well, that was a wild night. Not a lot of sleep due to the heavy rain and gale-force winds. It was a serious test for both our tent and our nerves. Due to weather conditions we skipped our plan to go to Camasunary…

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Skye Trail Journal 2015, day 8

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Day 8 Date: 2nd May, Saturday Route: Glen Sligachan – Loch Coruisk Distance: 12km Our route today was to head down Glen Sligachan, then go right and over to Loch Coruisk, where we planned to stay overnight. We started our walk along the River Sligachan with the dark rock of the Black Cullin on our right. We…

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Skye Trail Journal 2015, day 7

on the way up to Bruach na Frithe

Day 7 Date: 1st May, Friday Route: Allt Dearg Mor – Bruach na Frithe – Glen Sligachan Distance: 13km We woke up as usually, at 6 a.m. The weather looked very promising, and we decided not waste  time and start our hike to Bruach na Frithe as soon as we can.  The Walkhiglands quide said it’s one of the…

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Skye Trail Journal 2015, day 6

skye trail day 6, fairy pools, isle of skye, trip report

Day 6 Date: 30th April, Thursday Route: Carbost – Fairy Pools – Bealach a Mhaim – Allt Dearg Mor Distance: 14km There are at least two reasons to visit Carbost during your trip to Skye. First, the Talisker whisky distillery is situated here. Second, you simply have to try local oysters. Established in 1981 by…

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Skye Trail Journal 2015: Day 5

skye trail journal 2015 day 5, walking skye trail

Date: 29th April, Wednesday Route: Portree – Sligachan – Carbost Distance: 19km Had a good night sleep we went down to the hotel restaurant. Full Scottish breakfast fueled us up for the rest of day. The weather looked much better. We left Portree and the  first 3 km out of the village we went along the main road. We…

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Skye Trail Journal 2015: Day 4

skye trail journal 2015 day 4, Needle rock and Old Man of Storr

Date: 28th April, Tuesday Route: Storr to Portree It was wet, cold and foggy morning.  We left our  backpacks in a tent and  did a short hike to the Old Man of Storr. Needle rock and Old Man of Storr Old Man of Storr As the weather conditions were not so good to walk another 14 km, we…

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