Thursday, 28 September 2023
Latest forest information
There may be short diversions or trail closures in place while we fell trees in Broadford Forest. Please follow all safety signage or instructions from staff. We hope to finish this work by autumn.
- This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.
A quiet forest for birdwatching and stargazing
This tranquil forest, just north of Broadford, has gentle views over Scalpay, Pabay and the Crowlin Islands. There are no waymarked trails but you can explore the forest roads and paths along the rocky shoreline.
Linger with a picnic and enjoy the views over Camus na Sgianadin, a sheltered, shell-filled bay where many visiting and resident birds come to feed. You can find out which birds are visiting this area and report your own sightings at Skye Birds.
In the past few years, the people of Broadford have created an exciting new woodland on the eastern side of the forest. Become a member of the Broadford and Strath Community Company and volunteer your time and skills for tree planting, fundraising and path maintenance, or simply come and enjoy the new trails through young trees.
Facilities and access
The nearest public toilets and places to eat are in Broadford.
Car parking information
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
From Broadford travel north on the A87 for 1½ miles (2.4 km). The car park is on your left just beyond the cemetery.
The nearest postcode is in Broadford, at IV49 9AP.
The nearest bus stop is in Broadford, 1½ miles (2.4 km) away. Bus services run from Broadford to Portree and Armadale.
Wander woodland trails for sweeping views across Skye
Listen for woodland wildlife, or Gaelic stories and songs