Skye Winter Walking

Stunning Skye Scenery, Natural History and exercise to suit.

This option is particularly popular with visitors looking to enjoy winter walking in the safe and informative company of a guide.

A selection of walks across the island will take you to some of Skye’s sublime wilderness spaces. Easy hills and stunning coastlines using well built footpaths or continuing on broad safe ground. It is always easy to turn around if weather or energy levels deteriorate. No technical equipment is needed other than warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, hat, flask and boots.

Itineraries can be tailored to anyone’s requirements but suitable for summer walkers  Aimed at

If you feel inspired to tackle some of the higher peaks we can equip you with an ice axe and crampons and give you an introduction to their safe use on a longer day out.

Sample Itinerary: 4 Day Course

Evening of arrival: Introduction discussion on the basics skills of winter walking such as what to wear, weather and route choice. Check of client kit and packing for the next day.

Day 1: Walk into the prehistoric landscapes of the Storr with views across to the Mainland mountains of Torridon and the far north west; 2-3hrs

Day 2: Ascend from Glen Brittle beach into Coire Lagan (600m) in the heart of the Black Cuillin mountains with views out to the Inner and Outer Hebridean Islands. Descend past the impressive Eas Mor waterfall; 3-4hrs

Day 3: Walk around the Red Cuillin Horseshoe above Sligachan. The views just get better and better as the first summit is reached (Beinn Dearg Meannach, 680m). Continuation by a broad shoulder to Beinn Dearg Mhor (731m) is easy and descending possible at any point along the walk; 3-6 hours.

Day 4: Walk over into Camasunary from Kilmarie with stunning views into the heart of the Black Cuillin Bowl. A mountain bothy beside the beach provides shelter to eat lunch. Follow the coastal path back to Elgol or make an ascent of Sgurr na Stri (494m) for the finest view on Skye; 4-6hrs.

Winter walking prices for up to 4 people through the 2023/2024 season

Winter Walking
(Total cost between all participants)
1 Day£320
2 Day£620
3 Day£920
Non-technical hill or low-level walks on the island available throughout winter