The Race

74 miles, 4460 meters elevation gain

2023 Edition: 27 May 0500 hrs

Run with us on the Skye Trail, a simply breathtaking route passing through some of the finest mountain ranges and coastal trails in the UK. Explore it’s entirety at one go, ultra-style.

Walkhighlands says:

The Skye Trail, a challenging unofficial route aimed at experienced hillwalkers, takes in some of the very finest landscapes on this celebrated island – and indeed in the whole of the UK.

The route follows much of the amazing Trotternish Ridge and later passes beneath the very shadow of the Cuillin. Other sections follow remarkable but little visited coastal cliffs, take in steep trails above high drops, or pass through haunting deserted villages destroyed in the cruel Clearances.

While we encourage our entrants to bring their own support crew to get them to the start and assist at check points, you can compete in this event without any support—we will ferry your dropbags to the four CP’s. You may include food, clothes, shoes etc. Bags will be returned to race finish where you can collect them.

For a taste of the race and the trail, have a look at these wonderful videos created by Alan Konopka (thank you, Alan!):