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Hillwalking Trotternish Ridge, North Skye



North Skye Hillwalking              South Skye Hillwalking

Trotternish Ridge              Strath Mor              Storr              Quiraing           Moll               Invertote              Cullins Mountains
North Skye Accommodation              Skye Rock Formations

 

Trotternish Ridge, District and Peninsula on North Skye, North of Isthmus
between Portree and head of Loch Snizort Beag. The area includes Fishing Cycling, Sightseeing,
Hillwalking, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.


Hillwalking Trotternish Ridge, North Skye - Scottish Walks.

Trotternish Ridge, North Skye.
Difficulty; 5/10. - Duration; 5 - 7 Hour. O.S. 23

 

The Trotternish, in north eastern Skye, is a ridge travelling on a north to south basis. It is some ten miles long, give or take. The terrain is friendly in that it mainly consists of grass.  


I suppose, for all intents and purposes, the start is at a rock formation in the north called the Quirang and finishes just beyond another rock formation called The Storr and this would be your best bet for a descent.

Lochs Chorcasgil and Dubhar Sgoth from the Trotternish Ridge in the Isle of Skye
Lochs Chorcasgil and Dubhar Sgoth
from the Trotternish Ridge in Skye





Beinn Edra, trotternish Ridge, Skye
Beinn Edra,
Trotternish Ridge, Skye
Loch Cleat, start of Trotternish Ridge, Skye
Loch Cleat, start of
Trotternish Ridge, Skye






The Trotternish Ridge can be accessed from various points. I choose a one day outing starting from the car park on the Uig road and walked about 4 miles (5hrs return) to the summit of Beinn Edra (611), from where, on a clear day, the Scottish mainland ( Wester Ross and Torridon ) is visible.
Lochains from Quirang Path, Skye
Lochains from
Quirang Path, Skye


The walking is comfortable, although the grass can get tangly in some parts. One of the highest points of note is Beinn Edra, 611 mtrs, after about 4 miles, if you start from the Quirang. Although the land drops evenly away to the west, the better views on the ridge are of the mainland off to the east, that of Torridon and Wester Ross.


Trotternish Ridge from Kilt Rock, Skye
Trotternish Ridge from
Kilt Rock, Skye
View of the Storr, Skye
View of the Storr,
Isle of Skye





This website is dedicated to my passion - Walking throughout Scotland.
I have tried to share my experiences with you, in the hope that you will have some idea where to walk and what to look out for on your travels.
This is not an Official Guide but use only as a helpful hints & ideas to get you through the terrain.