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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 2 September 2010
An excellent pocket guide, loads of walks, to suit all grades of experience and ability well described with suitable pictures and small excerpts of the appropriate OS maps included. I like the author's breezy style and having tried out a couple of the walks as described, they are accurate if perhaps a bit over stated as regards some of the problems encountered, but better this than underestimating risk. The author doesn't give estimated times to do the walk, just distance on the map and total ascent allowing the walker to estimate their own timescales. My one quibble is that there is no map of the island as a whole, identifying the individual starting places. Instead the book is split into geographical sections which equate to a map at the front, so the assumption is that you have a copy of the relevant OS maps (Harvey's map of the Cuillin is better but the OS for the rest of the island is excellent), which, if you are walking in Skye, is essential in any case. There are also short sections on the history, geology and flora and fauna of the island to make this an essential buy for anyone intending to visit the island and get out of their car.
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on 18 May 2012
I bought this book for a week-long holiday in Skye. We wanted to go walking and scrambling, but we hadn't been to Skye before, and this book also offered a lot of sight-seeing information. Many of the locations visited on the walks are well described and there are sections of history and geography that enable appreciation of the place.

Some of the walks are very short (~ 1 mile) - these are perfect for driving around the island, getting to know the place, and getting out of the car every now and then to go and see something.

There are also much longer walks that take half a day or a full day, and everthing in between.

As a scrambling guide, it's probably not my first choice because many of the scrambles on Skye are considered to be too difficult for the scope of the book, which is fair enough because it's primarily a walking book. However, the scrambling route descriptions or indications in the book certainly proved useful, especially the descriptions of the walks to reach the scrambles. We had other scrambling books with us, but I think we would have managed ok with this book alone.

We found the book to be easy to use and informative, and to have good routes, like all Cicerone guides. I recommend it to anyone visiting Skye.
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on 10 January 2014
The content was very quite good - well-informed, relatively up-to-date and obviously from a knowledgeable insider. The Kindle (Paperwhite) format doesn't really work though - maps are difficult if not impossible to read, pictures become dull and lifeless.
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on 8 April 2014
Many visitors Skye don't look past the Cuillin as far as the walking is concerned and this can be a daunting prospect! This handy sized book reveals a wealth of opportunities and suggestions for everything from short coastal walks taking in some of the most fantastic sights, through to accessible routes onto the Cuillin for walkers rather than mountaineers. For those planning a short or first visit to the Island, this book points in the direction of the very best that Skye has to offer. For those who already know Skye, this guide reveals some lesser known walks which open up some quiet corners of the island where you get to experience a sense of remoteness and solitude away from the regular visitors hotspots.
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on 2 October 2009
This book covers everything an experienced walker needs to find their way around Skye it was particularly useful in finding a walkers route up to the Sgurr Dearg ridge in the Cuillins.

A Compact book with a great deal of Info.

Very Satisfied.
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on 29 August 2014
want to go again and again - great book difficult to find some of the places as they vary from our map but still great advice weve used it twice now
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on 21 December 2015
Very useful in finding safe walking routes, sometimes in atrocious conditions. But that's why you go to Skye.
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on 11 May 2016
It's fine for the routes covered but surprised at but surprised with the major ones that are not.
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on 14 December 2014
Exactly what I hope it would be like
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on 8 December 2015
great read, very imformative
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