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Skye's forests are set in a stirring landscape of jagged mountains, deeply indented sea lochs and gentle coastal fringes. They have trails for all energy levels, fabulous views and some of the island's best places to see wildlife.

And what amazing wildlife it is! Top of any list is a visit to the otter hide in Kylerhea, but keep your eyes on the skies in Glen Brittle forest - sea and golden eagles are known to visit here - and look out for rare coastal birds and seabirds near Broadford.

Guide map to the Isle of Skye (PDF 2.9MB)

Forests to visit

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Watch coastal birds from a sheltered bay near Broadford. At night the dark skies are perfect for star gazing.


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Glen Brittle

Long circular trails in a hilltop forest next to the spectacular Cuillin mountains.



A haven for native woods and culture with scenic views over the Sound of Sleat.

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The gateway to Skye - see islands spread below you and plan where to go next!

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Get close to nature at our marine wildlife hide - it's your best chance of spotting an otter and fun for all ages.

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