1 day itinerary for hiking in Isle of Skye

Hiking Isle of Skye, Scotland is an experience you will never forget.  An island of prolific green mountains, pouring waterfalls, and natural rock formations reminiscent of art, makes it an ideal hiking destination. 

We were a little on the fence about hiking Isle of Skye.  After serious debating over whether we should partake in this seemingly “touristy” destination, we thought we’d give it a shot.  Especially since everywhere else in the U.K. was being drenched by yet another rainstorm, preventing us from rock climbing or doing any really serious hikes.  Within a few minutes of driving through the island, we were pleasantly surprised. 

Though we had researched and knew what to expect, it never compares to what it looks like in person.  It’s easy to understand why tourists come here.  In fact, it was the first place we visited on our Europe trip that reminded us of U.S. National Parks in that there was such a diversity of nationalities all here to experience the powerful words that only nature can speak.  The only dilemma with the weather here was not the rain per se, but the fog that hung over the stunning geological formations. However, even if you can’t see it all, the feeling of the mountains is worth it.

Here’s our suggestion of how to hike Isle of Skye.

Check out this map to get your bearings of where each hiking destination is on Isle of Skye: