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An alternative guide to the wildlife and geology of Skye detailing where to see the island's lesser-known natural history. There are 20 walks based around Portree, Dunvegan, Broadford and Sleat together with detailed maps and quality photographs.

Isle of Skye Natural History Walks

  • Skye has long been regarded as a special place for the birdwatcher, the geologist, the botanist and marine biologist. By taking time to ‘stand and stare' you will discover for yourself this hidden side of Skye – one that complements the traditional image of seascapes and mountain views.

    Walks: 20

    Distance: .4 to 6.2 miles

    About the Author:
    Chris Mitchell is a wildlife author and naturalist with over 25 years' experience of leading field study groups. He graduated in Zoology and Psychology from the University of Hull where he was awarded an MSc for his research on insect behaviour. He moved to Skye in 1978 where he lives with his wife Janet. He is the award-winning author of several natural history guide books and writes a regular ‘nature notes' column for the West Highland Free Press.


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