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Isle of Skye, Boreraig and Suisnish Walk

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Lori N wrote a review Mar 2020
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Boreraig is beautiful, quiet, and a bit spiritual, given it was reportedly the last area of the Highland Clearances. We were disappointed that the path to Suisnish has been fenced however, and the replacement path is difficult and not accessible to the ruins. We would recommend a in and back on the same path to Boreraig.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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BlueLaguna wrote a review Jul 2019
Spalding, United Kingdom19 contributions6 helpful votes
We took the plunge, and did the full ten mile walk, allowing ourselves plenty of time because we only tend to indulge in long hikes on holiday, and had never done a full 10 miles, so were a bit out of practice. You do need good boots, as some of the beach section is pretty rocky, and parts of the grass fields can be a little boggy, we find walking poles a great help too, they help keep a rhythm to your stride on straighter stretches. Also, take waterproofs, the Scottish weather really can change in seconds. The last stretch of road feels very long, as it is quite boring compared to the stunning scenery the rest of the way, and it didn't help that the sun came out and bounced off the tarmac, ramping up the temperature to high 20's for that last bit, if I were to do this walk again I might take the advice of a previous reviewer, and do it backwards so the road work is over and done with first. The whole walk took us (a group of 4 50-somethings) 6 hours, but we were stopping for photos and staring at scenery an awful lot, plus we took our packed lunches and had a lunch break along the way. Possibly the most difficult thing is trying to balance the need for sufficient liquid intake to avoid dehydration, with the fact that there are no toilet facilities along the way - but that's hiking for you.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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margarbi wrote a review Jun 2018
Ravensdale, Washington121 contributions31 helpful votes
This is a beautiful hike, no doubt. I found parts of the path very rocky so I would recommend good, sturdy hiking shoes or boots and a hiking pole. All views were amazing and worth going to the end. It was well worth my time.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Dan M wrote a review Feb 2018
20 contributions3 helpful votes
We embarked on the walk to/from Boreraig on a beautiful afternoon from the advised parking spot on the Broadford/Elgol road ( large enough to fit a campervan). The walk is very straight forward, quite undulating and can be wet in places; the scenery along the route is spectacular and the views over Boreraig and out to sea are something to behold. We ended up walking the same route back to where we parked. Would recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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jamie2404 wrote a review Jul 2017
Lanark38 contributions30 helpful votes
We walked to Suisnish only, rather than doing the full route. We started at the beach at Torrin and followed the dirt track along the coast; returning the same way. It's a 7 miles in total but a simple enough walk (my 3 year old daughter managed to walk it all without any issues). Suisnish itself is quite widespread and the state of the ruins are variable. The only cottage properly still standing is on that was used until the late 50s. It's not hard though to sit and ponder and imagine how life must have been here and how hard it must have been to come to terms with bring forceably evicted from such a beautiful place.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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