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The first mile or, possibly, two is on good vehicle track but the going gets rougher after that. It was very wet on the day I visited, and blowing a gale, so good wet-weather gear is a must. It is five miles walk from the...More
The constantly changing weather provides a wonderful varied view of the countryside, mini islands and sea.
Take a rain jacket even if it's sunny and boots for the bogs!
Very easy to navigate except if you end up chest deep in ferns you've missed a...More
A moderate costal walk out to see the maidens which are sea stacks. The walk is fairly straightforward from the start which has plenty of parking and if you have come to Skye for peaceful walks ( rather than battle the hoards ascending the old...More
This is a moderate graded walk, but only because of it's length.
The walk follows a clear marked path, through woods and meadowlands and offers views over Loch Bharcasaig, Idrigill Point and, finally, MacLeod's Maidens. On a good day, you're able to see the Outer...More
This would be classed as an ideal day out for an intermediate leisure walker, in clear weather. One to escape tourist bustle, but not so physically challenging as ascending the Cuillins.
The walk beginning at Orbost in Duirinish, takes in magnificent views of Loch Bracadale...More
This exhilarating walk to the Macleod’s Maidens – an impressive group of sea stacks at Idrigill Point – was the high spot of our holiday. We were favoured by perfect conditions and enjoyed a variety of coastal scenery along the way, culminating in the dramatic...More
You can drive to Orbost and leave the car there. From the carpark follow the small road down to the ocean and follow the gravel road around the bay into the forest. After about 4 to 5 km the road is getting smaller to the...More
Our B&B hosts (Carters Rest Guesthouse) knew we were seeking adventure during our time on Skye, so they recommended this slightly off-the-beaten path walk/hike to Macleod's Maidens. Because I still don't know if we actually did this hike the "right" way, and every website or...More