Portee

Scorrybreac and Portree Walk

Learn the history behind the buildings and street names of Portree before reaching the wooded shore for a circular walk through the woods.

  • Visit the capital of Skye
  • Stunning scenery
  • Learn about Portree’s history.
  • Stop for refreshments
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3h

  • Max. passengers

    30

  • Booking Code

    E-PRT3

  • From

    $ 105

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm, layered and waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes

Portree (or Port an Righ in Gaelic) means Kings Harbor, so named after King James V visited with his fleet in 1540. Today, it’s a bustling fishing town with colorful buildings huddled around a charming harbor. Meet your guide for a beautiful walk around the north side of Portree bay, popular with visitors and residents. Learn the history behind the buildings and street names of Portree before reaching the wooded shore and then pausing briefly to look across the bay. You will see the Apothecary's tower, built as a sign to passing seafarers that medical supplies and expertise are available in the village. The route leads past the sailing club and memorial with a flagpole. The plaque commemorates the members of the Nicolson Clan, who contributed to buying this land. Stop here briefly to admire views across the bay toward the distant Cuillin Hills. Continuing along the route, you’ll must go up a steep zig-zagging section. The reward is fantastic views over the salmon farms and across to Raasay, with Dun Caan prominent like a little volcano. The route ends 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. Then you return to Portree harbor and your ship.

Practical information:

  • Included: Tea/coffee and baked goods.
  • Remarks: Appropriate warm, layered, and waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes
  • Language: English
  • Walking information: three hours of walking, some uneven and muddy surfaces with one steep section
  • Wheelchair accessible: No.