Scorrybreac Walk and Portree

Excursion

Price from

119 AUD

Duration

3h

Season

Available all year

Min. number

0 travellers

Booking code

E-PRT3


Hear some of the history behind the buildings and street names of Portree before reaching the wooded shore for a circular walk through the woods.
  • Visit Skye Capital.

  • Stunning scenery.

  • Learn about Portree history.

  • Refreshment stop.


Portree (or Port an Righ in Gaelic) meaning Kings Harbour, was named after James V visited with his fleet in 1540.  Today it is a bustling fishing town with pretty painted buildings huddled round a charming harbour.  Meet your guide here for a beautiful circuit on the north side of Portree bay, popular with visitors and residents. Hear some of the history behind the buildings and street names of Portree before reaching the wooded shore and then pausing briefly to look across the bay for the Apothecary's tower, built as a sign to passing seafarers that medical supplies and expertise are available in the village. The route will lead past the sailing club and memorial with a flagpole. The plaque commemorates the members of Clan Nicolson who contributed to buying this land. Stop here briefly to admire the views across the bay towards the distant Cuillin Hills. Continuing along the route you’ll reach a steep section, ascending a steep section of zig – zags. The reward is some fantastic views over the salmon farms to Raasay, with Dun Caan prominent like a little volcano. Completing the circular route at the Cuillin Hills Hotel for some Chilled Chocolate Fondant with Chocolate Curd or Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Walnuts served with Tea and/or Coffee, to then return to Portree harbour and your ship.

Practical information

Practical information:

  • Included: Tea/ Coffee and a Homebake.

  • Remarks: Appropriate warm, layered and waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Language: English

  • Walking information: 3 hours of walking, some uneven and muddy surfaces with one steep section.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.