The Outdoors Station

No 466 - The Skye Trail - Pt3

Episode Summary

So on the Bank Holiday Monday we decided to crack on from Portree after a good days rest and hit the trail heading for The Storr via Ben Dearg. Although I had done some research on the route before we left, every piece I read spoke of talking the alternative coastal route which on reflection would have been (a) a walk with a view and (b) so much nicer and quicker underfoot.

Episode Notes

So on the Bank Holiday Monday we decided to crack on from Portree after a good days rest and hit the trail heading for The Storr via Ben Dearg. Although I had done some research on the route before we left, every piece I read spoke of talking the alternative coastal route which on reflection would have been (a) a walk with a view and (b) so much nicer and quicker underfoot.

That stretch as you leave Portree is just boggy common ground. So it was heather bashing for hours before we even got the Ben Dearg. Plus we had 3 tall barbed wire fences to negotiate with no crossing places that we could see for half a kilometer either way. So even so there way a vague path marked on the map, nothing on the ground made for easy walking.

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