The Outdoors Station

No 464 - The Skye Trail - Pt1

Episode Summary

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.

Episode Notes

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 nortious Trotternish Ridge.

This podcast covers the first 2 days as we made our way towards the romantically named Camasunary Bothy. As you’ll hear the weather made life difficult. After a lovely start it felt very wrong. However while the rest of the UK was basking in a heatwave, the isle of Scotland were stuck under a heavy cloud which just didn’t budge for the next 2 weeks.

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