As seen on TV’s Wilderness Walks With Ray Mears

Spring or winter, rain or shine, explore Skye’s unspoilt wilderness and wildlife; see Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, Otters, Seals, Porpoise and Red Deer.

Forage for wild snacks and build a fire for a spot of Bog Myrtle tea, learning about the history of island life along the way - from a time when Skye was inhabited by dinosaurs, through the Viking invasion, up to, and beyond, the notorious Highland Clearances.

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Key Features

  • Escape the main tourist spots
  • Stunning off-the-beaten-track locations
  • Range of terrain and distances to suit hiking ability from 2 – 8 miles
  • Spot Otters, White Tail & Golden Eagles, Seals, Hen Harriers, Red Deer, Red Fox
  • Fauna: Wild orchids, Sundew, Bog Myrtle and Iris
  • River, sea loch, waterfalls, glacial glen and hill hikes
  • Foraging for wild snacks on route
  • Bushcraft – gathering, building and starting a  fire
  • Skye history colourfully told; when Dinosaurs ruled Skye, Ancient Island Settlements, Viking Raiders and The Highland Clearances

Prices

£240 per day up to two persons.
£40 for every additional person (3-10)

Children under 16 go free (only when accompanied by parent or guardian).

Larger groups by arrangement – contact us.

Skye Ghillie’s Wild Walk, isn’t a mountain hike, nor is it just a walk. Developed with clients over the last 20 years our Wild Walks put you in touch with nature, away from the stresses and business or everyday life and submerges you in the natural beauty, flora and fauna and history of wild Skye.

Our Wild Walk includes a trek through a beautiful highland glacial glen, past waterfalls and through soaring forest – a favourite spot for nesting eagles and timid deer - to a mighty hill crest that provides  far-reaching  views and down to the loch shore where you might be lucky enough to see an otter with her cubs, or seals frolicking on the tide.

As you go, listen to the colourful history of the island, learn about nature, gather firewood and wild snacks for a tea break with a difference – wild food at its best.

If you have specific interests, seeing eagles perhaps, or concerns about distance/fitness you can tell us on our booking form.

Need to Know

  • 9.00am rendezvous Portree (other locations if more suitable and by prior arrangement only*)
  • Guests can follow Skye Ghillie in their own vehicle or Land Rover transport is available up to x 6 persons from meeting point
  • Water (from fresh streams) and tea / coffee provided
  • Bring your own lunch and snacks
  • Guests should dress for all four seasons in one day, layers, good waterproofs and sturdy lace-up walking boots
  • Skye Ghillie has public liability insurance but guests are advised to ensure they have adequate insurance
  • 5.00pm Clients returned to meeting point
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