The TRAVEL GUIDE of this trip with everything you need to know (getting there, trails, weather, bonus sections, camp regulation and sites, indoor overnights and more) available on THATCH: https://share.thatch.co/F3yD.

Personal itinerary, gear and photos on https://harmenhoek.com/.

ABOUT THE HIKE
In May 2022 I solo hiked the Skye Trail on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. On this thru hike from the northern tip of the island south I encountered some of the worst weather I’ve ever had on a hike with days of rain and extreme wind. Just how I imagined Scotland to be. (;

I started my hike at the red phone booth at Duntulm and hiked north to the bothy (wilderness hut) Rubha Hunish. I followed the cliffs south towards Flodigarry where I cut my day short when I spotted the perfect camp spot on top of a 50m high cliff above the ocean. From Flodigarry I went into the Quiraing passing by The Needle and then climbed the Trotternish Ridge. I followed the 30km ridge south in some of the worst weather I’ve ever had on a hike. Passing by the old man of Storr I made my way to Portree for a night indoors.
The final 3 stages I went into the Cuillin hills via Glen Sligachan. I diverted from the ‘official’ Skye Trail by passing over the Black Cuillins to the majestic Loch Coruisk. I made my way along the coast merging with the official trail again at Camasunary bay. The last day I hiked the elevated trail to Elgol and the coastal section from Torrin to Broadford via the ruins of the Suisnish and Boreraig villages.
Full itinerary on https://harmenhoek.com/,

GEAR
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Hiking Poles: Decathlon Forclaz MH500
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Timestamps:
0:00 Intro
1:11 Day 1 – Camping on the cliffs
4:40 Day 2 – The Trotternish Ridge
10:16 Day 3 – Rain, Storr and Portree
12:28 Day 4 – Into the Cuillin mountains
14:32 Day 5 – River crossing to the bothi
18:37 Day 6 – Sun at last to Broadford
22:32 Outro with photos

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