Diane Meister- An Isle of Skye Adventure

Diane Meister

September 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Overview

Walk across salt-stung bluffs, along swathes of golden sand and among the stark, dark spires of the Quiraing. As you hike, learn about the island’s fascinating history. Explore the ruins of abandoned villages, visit ancient Iron Age brochs and hike out to lonely lighthouses. Where ethereal mists cloak the peaks of mountains, and red deer pick their way across the heathery hills, discover the enchanting beauty of a place where folklore runs deep and Scottish culture is distilled to its most vivid.

Highlights

  • Explore the diverse landscape with an expert and knowledgable guide
  • Immerse yourself in the history and forklore of the Isle of Skye as you hike along stunning, sea-stung cliffs
  • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality as you relax at our carefully chosen local accommodation.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Journey to Skye

Meet your Wilderness guide at Inverness Train Station this morning and enjoy a scenic drive west to the magical Isle of Skye. Along the way, take in the spectacular views as you wind your way over Mam Ratigan Pass, following an old drover’s road to the tiny settlement of Glenelg. Arriving on the coast, visit the site of the house where the author Gavin Maxwell wrote his famous book, ‘Ring of Bright Water.’ Enjoy a short hike to an Iron Age Broch before catching the community-owned turntable ferry to Skye. Once ashore, a short transfer will take you to your cosy accommodation.

 

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Hotel Eilean Iairmain or similar
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 - The Clearance Villages

After breakfast, head out with your guide for a beautiful walk. Hike along the coast and past the ruins of two villages abandoned during the Highland Clearances. Chat with your guide about this incredibly dark time in Scottish history as you explore the mossy walls of the old houses. As the soft breeze carries the smell of salt and sunshine across the heather, follow the rocky shore below cliffs that lurch towards the sea. Gradually ascend above the white-flecked waves, listening to the raucous call of seabirds, before returning to your hotel to relax.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Hotel Eilean Iairmain or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 - The Cauldron of the Waters

This morning, wind your way to Elgol – a tiny hamlet scattered along the western cliffs of the Strathaird Peninsula. From a small jetty, sail over Loch Scavaig into the very heart of the Black Cuillin. Upon reaching the shore, leave the boat to explore Loch Coruisk, a deep dark loch that stretches like a shadow below the volcanic peaks. Enjoy being immersed in this wild landscape. While there isn’t much ascent today, the walking is sometimes rough, and a couple of river crossings involve stepping stones. Back at your hotel this evening, enjoy dinner after a day well spent.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Hotel Eilean Iairmain or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Hiking the Trotternish Peninsula

This morning, head out to explore the dramatic landscape of the Quiraing. As you walk admire the stark rock formations that rise from the rugged ground like great ruined battlements. Chat with your guide about the geology and history of the area, enjoying the incredible sweeping views of islands, mountains and the sun-clipped shores that stretch in every direction. With plenty of time to stop and take photos, enjoy what’s sure to be a fantastic penultimate day of your island adventure

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Hotel Eilean Iairmain or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 - Glen Sligachan and Depart

After breakfast, begin happily meandering your way back towards Inverness. Along the way, stop by the remote Glen Sligachan for a short stroll to stretch your legs. This long and lonely glen is a beautiful and atmospheric place which offers stunning views and a good opportunity for some lovely final photographs. Later, back on mainland Scotland, wind your way steadily east to arrive in Inverness at 4:00pm this afternoon. Bid farewell to your guide, who will drop you at the train station, where your trip will conclude.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
  • Bella Jane boat trip
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Pricing Read More

The price of this trip is £3,645 per person and is based on availability at the time of booking.

Pay a 25% deposit

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