Walk: Kyleakin woods - over the trees to Skye

Skye | Kyleakin | Short walk | ★★★

[The Skye Bridge dominates the first and last sections of the walk]

If you arrive on Skye via the bridge, Kyleakin will be the first village you come to. This quiet and easy Forestry and Land Scotland circuit through the woods just west of the houses is a great intro to the island, first with views back over the bridge, then out to sea and towards Raasay - only slightly marred by a huge, new fish feed factory. Finally the Red Hills and Kylerhea Hills are revealed to the west and south once the summit of Cnoc a' Mhadaidh-ruai... well, once the summit is reached anyway.

[Red Hills, seen from the summit]

📌 Walk: Kyleakin woods - over the trees to Skye ★★★
Start / finish at layby immediately south of the A87 roundabout, south end of the Skye Bridge, Skye, G.R.: NG 743264 ///claps.talent.snowstorm

▶ 4 km / 2 mi | ▲ 90 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: △ Cnoc a' Mhadaidh-ruaidh (101 m)
Terrain: Easy gravel paths, some steps / rocks.

Route & map

Layby - Cnoc a' Mhadaidh-ruaidh - Allt Anavig - start, in a clockwise circuit. Loop waymarked intermittently in green to summit, then red for remainder (see here, area 1).


Route credit: Forestry and Land Scotland (modified)

On our visit

Wildlife: Not much.
Weather: Sunshine and a few clouds over Skye - overcast on the mainland.

[Good views towards Raasay (left) and Pabay (right) from the summit]

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