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The Outer Hebrides and Skye Walking Holiday – in Pictures!

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 by Meike van Krimpen

Recently I was lucky enough to embark on our Outer Hebrides and Skye trip with my parents. It was an incredible opportunity to show off the wild and beautiful country I fell in love with 7 years ago to my family.  I hope that despite the typically Scottish weather, they saw the magic too ;)

The Outer hebrides and skye

Working at Wilderness Scotland, I’ve spent a lot of time knowing about this trip. Yet none of this prepared me for the sheer beauty of the Outer Hebrides and Skye. The delicious food. The funny things that just happen with a group of strangers travelling together. The Atlantic weather constantly keeping us on our toes and the dramatic scenery completing it all.

It’s inspired me to try my best to share the magic of this trip. Combining the best pictures from my recent adventures and from trips gone past, this photo blog will highlight the amazing places we visit on the Outer Hebrides and Skye trip. Enjoy!

Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh (En-route to the Isle of Skye)

Eilean Donan Castle

Glen Sligachan, Isle of Skye

Glen Sligachan

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

The Old Man of Storr, the Isle of Skye

The Quiraing, Isle of Skye

the quiraing

The Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye

The Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye

Portree Bay, Isle of Skye

Portree Bay, Isle of Skye

Luskentyre and Seilebost, Harris

Luskentyre and Seilebost

Scalpay Lighthouse, Isle of Scalpay

Scalpay Lighthouse, Harris

Ceapabhal, Harris


The Golden Road, Harris

the Golden road

St Clement’s Church, Harris

rodel church

Macleod’s Standing Stone, Harris


Bosta Iron Age House, Great Bernera

Bosta Iron Age House, Great Bernera Outer Hebrides and Skye

Dun Carloway Broch, Lewis

Dun Carloway Broch, Lewis

Butt of Lewis, Lewis

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Lewis

Bonnie Prince Charlie Monument, Lewis

Bonnie prince charlie monument

Callanish Stones, Lewis

Callanish Stones, Lewis

PLEASE REMEMBER: This blog shows you some of the stunning places on the Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye trip you may see. You will see many of these, and also some not pictured, but not all of these locations! Our trips are very dependent on group abilities, the weather and the fact that there is only so much you can do in a day. However, this should give you a good taste for what you can expect on your upcoming adventure :)

Want more photo blogs? Have a look at our photography section which includes an amazing photo blog by adventure consultant and photographer David Russell “Why the Highands are Incredible” and a collection of the best entries from our most recent photo competition #LoveWilderness. Check it out!

About the author

Meike van Krimpen

With my parents' work taking my family away to exotic countries meant that I grew up between Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands and have had the opportunity to visit some amazing countries along the way. This has left me with an unhealthy addiction to curry and all things spice, and also to travelling! When it was time to go to university I wandered off to Scotland for a new adventure and have somehow not managed to leave yet!

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