Our Skye Heather Trail is our most popular trip. This 5 hour trip takes you to Skye’s most popular locations including the Cuillins, Portree, the Old Man of Storr, the Quarrang and the Fairy Glen. There will be many chances to get out and enjoy the scenery where you can get your camera out to capture Skye's rugged landscapes.
We offer the choice of two starting points:
Starting of the tour at Armadale ferry terminal south Skye, this is where the car ferry from the mainland village of Mallaig arrives. The Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye is known as the 'Garden of Skye' for its comparative richness of landscape, walks, and wildlife. The famous Armadale Castle and Gardens is also located near the ferry terminal.
The tour continues onwards to Broadford.
Starting the tour from Kyle of Localsh (mainland). This Kyle is the last train station on the line if traveling from Inverness, Kyle is also where the ferry used to leave to cross over the sea to Skye before the road bridge was built.
The tour continues onwards to Kyleakin on Skye.
Just over the sea to Skye the small historic fishing village, the old way gateway to Skye ferry terminal with the lovely castle Moll, pubs and restaurants.
The second largest settlement to Skye. Broadford was a small cattle market until 1812, when the road was built from Portree-Kyleakin by Thomas Telford. The name 'Broad' is from the Old Norse meaning the wide bay and gaelic assumes that the Ford element meant river crossing.
One of the many small crofting villages around the coast of Skye with shared or common grazing, small campsite and boat yard.
Sitting on the edge of Loch Ainort on the way up the north of Skye with one of the few traditional thatched crofter’s cottages left since slate was introduced.
The ferry terminal to cross to the Isle of Rassay, situated on the South shore of Loch Sligachan, a small crofting township.
It was once the gate way in and out to the West of Skye, sitting below the red and black Cullin Mountain. known sightings of pairs of Golden Eagles. With a river running down the mountain through the old bridge with a hotel and campsite.
The capital of Skye where the largest number of people live with very colorful buildings down the harbour, designed by Thomas Telford. This is where we will stop for 30-45 mins break before heading up the North-East Coast of Skye.
Old Man of Storr
The Old Man of Storr stands on the side of the Trotternish Mountain range. Standing 155feet in height and was and still is used as a landmark by fishermen.
In the North East Coast a stunning cliff face formed millions of years ago, at around 200feet drop from the view point with a lovely waterfall coming off the top.
One of many stunning rock formations with a heart stopping view from the top.
Once you travel an old single track road looking back on Staffin and across to the Mainland and viewing a few outer Islands STUNNING!
From old Norse Uig which means bay or inlet, this ferry terminal on the west of Skye’s stunning Trotternish Peninsular, ships people in and out to the outer hebrides, Harris, Lewis and Stornoway.
A natural wonder a lovely spot for a walk to the Fairy castle called Castle Ewen, the landscape screaming out all around truly magical or Fairy magical. So, worth the visit.
That would be our last stop depending on the time and the return journey takes to the ferry, train or accommodation we may manage to get a few photos.
£40 per person for this 5 hour trail. To book simply contact us.
Upon arrangement we will request a 50% deposit with the remainder due on the day.