The Old Man of Storr, Skye

The Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike

Experience the Scottish Highlands by train and on foot, taking in some of the best scenic rail journeys in the world. Starting from the regal city of Edinburgh, travel deep into the Highlands and across to the Isle of Skye, before returning to vibrant Glasgow. 

Ride the iconic West Highland Line, Jacobite steam train (the ’Hogwarts Express’), and North Highland Line, one of Britain’s most remote and spectacular railways, between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh the gateway to Skye. Relax as you speed past brooding lochs, leafy glens and rugged mountains. What’s more, there are some rewarding hikes included, as well as time to explore castles, ancient battlefields, Loch Ness, distilleries and ancient Highland estates. 

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21 km
Duration 7:15 h
Ascent 345 m
Descent 337 m

Walk from the charming village of Blair Atholl up the Banvie Burn through woodlands to open moorland, then descend through forests and farmland, to ...

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from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.7 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 27 m
Descent 25 m

This walk is an interesting route along the River Ness, crossing a number of small islets, and making its way to the Caledonian Canal and out to ...

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from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.5 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 338 m
Descent 336 m

A short linear walk from the Storr car park to the iconic Old Man of Storr - the longest geological landslip in Britain that has exposed the ...

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from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 13.1 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 397 m
Descent 519 m

Walk the dramatic section of coast between The Storr and Portee with spectacular vistas back to The Storr and out over the ocean the Isle of Raasay ...

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from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty
Distance 24.3 km
Duration 4:37 h
Ascent 124 m
Descent 59 m

The trail begins with an easy walk along the canal, heading up the Great Glen and through woodland that is home to red squirrels.

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from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd