The beginning of May 2018 saw Rose and I start the tough but rewarding Skye Trail starting in the south at Broadford and heading to the most northerly point at Rubha Hunish.
The reason we chose the start there was mainly due to transport limitations, as the bus from Glasgow gets into Broadford at 9pm after a long days travel (6hr bus journey) and to get the to northernly start, would have taken another 24 hours.
So in an effort to get started without further delay we chose Broadford. The trail is described as being a walk of two halves. The first half for us should be easy going trail walking and the second half from Portree north, a much tougher mountain walk along sections which have limited escape.
So this also helped our decision, as we felt the first few days would get us back to being hill fit before tackling the notorious Trotternish Ridge. This video covers our 7 days experience, the route we took, some useful tips to be aware of and safety advice.
Using the Luxe Hex Peak F6 as our shelter we wild camped most of the way, carrying everything in our Gregory Optic 48 and Octal 45 rucksacks.
So sit back, pour yourself a dram and experience Skye on some good, but mainly tough wet, windy hiking days.