The Skye Trail (Guided & Supported)

A 7-day guided walk on the Isle of Skye, hiking south to north on this beautiful, mountainous island off the west coast of Scotland. The Skye Trail is a challenging, unofficial long distance route and a fantastic way to see the many wonders of Skye.

The challenge of this trail is well worth the effort as you will experience some of the most breath-taking scenery in Scotland. You will pass ruins of deserted villages, destroyed in the Highland Clearances; have multiple views of the Cuillin Ridge; walk over the spectacular Trotternish Ridge; and the opportunity to see the Isle of Skye's wonderful array of wildlife, including seals, otters and eagles.

Highlights of the Skye Trail

  • Views of the famous Cuillin Ridge
  • Walking around the Quiraing, an incredible rock formation
  • Walking the Trotternish Ridge, 10 summits in one day!
  • Seeing the most Northerly point of the Isle of Skye
  • Historical interest of Highland Clearances

What's Included with this Holiday

  • 7 days walking
  • B&B accommodation (8 nights)
  • A qualified Mountain Leader as your guide
  • The support of a dedicated Trek Manager
  • A Skye Trail information pack
  • Luggage transfer to each B&B
  • Maximum group size of 12
  • Support Vehicle available (so you can skip a section)
  • Free pick up and drop off to Fort William train station

Is the Skye Trail Right For Me?

The Skye Trail is tougher going underfoot than trails like the West Highland Way and the East Highland Way. There is also one very long day over the Trotternish ridge where you will ascend the height of Ben Nevis and more over the course of the day.

If you have enjoyed walking a long distance trail before and got home feeling you could have managed something slightly harder then this is a great trail for you. If you felt the West Highland Way pushed you to your walking limits you may find this trail is a greater challenge than you would like.

From £1089 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — September

Contact details

Thistle Trekking

Hawthorn Cottage
Scottish Borders

Tour information


  • Broadford


9 Days


  • Small Group (1-16)

Tour prices

From £1089 Per Adult

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Thistle Trekking

Tour company information

Thistle Trekking

Thistle Trekking provides guided trekking, walking and mountaineering holidays in the UK, including the West Highland Way, the Cape Wrath Trail and the Skye Trail. All our guided treks give you the luxury of enjoying the walk without having to worry about organising all the details. All our guides have as a minimum the Mountain Leader qualification and all our treks include accommodation, baggage transfer and the back-up of a support vehicle. This means you can just enjoy the trail and let us do all the worrying for you!

Opening times

Our treks, walks and mountain trips run from April through to the end of September. See our trekking calendar for all our trek dates:

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