If You’re Looking For A Remote Adventure Head To The Isle Of Skye

Make sure to pack your running shoes.


Jazz Kuschke |

The most remote wilderness you can drive to, the Isle of Skye has few roads, many mountains, and miles of lochs. It’s perfect for wild camping and even wilder trail running.

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So popular is the island with its characteristic ‘Scottish Highlands’ scenery that it ranks as Scotland’s second most popular destination, after Edinburgh Castle. The conditions are perfect for trekking, running and mountain biking.

It boasts absolutely stunning landscapes with majestic cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and lighthouses. It’s a great place to visit if you love hiking or running away far away from the bustle of the city.

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The team from Go Running Tours will tailor-make you an adventure that takes in Neist Point, the Fairy Pools, Portree, and the Old Man of Storr, among other secret nooks and crannies. And if you’re a Harry Potter fan, keep an eye out for the Glenfinnan Viaduct Bridge. It’s the bridge that the Hogwarts Express is seen traveling on in the films.

Oh, and you’re very likely to spot some wildlife along the way too, including eagles, seals and otters – and, of course, the Highland Cow!

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If you’re a whisky lover, scheduling your tour of the Isle of Skye through Go Running Tours means you’re able to visit the Tallisker Whisky Distillery, without worrying about the drive back. Choose to either taste the whisky by itself, or choose one of the whisky pairings on offer.

While you’re preparing for your trip, keep in mind the Scottish weather conditions. You’ll want to pack in warm comfortable clothes, a windbreaker and comfortable hiking or running shoes. Pack in some shorts for swimming – there are plenty of opportunities for you to engage in water sports.

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