This a really sweet treat of a circular walk. Only short, around a mile and a bit, but very varied. We start opposite the centre car parking area, and climb on the ancient but distinct woodland footpath in Coille Iosla (Gaelic for Low wood). This has Rowan, birch, oak and hazel trees. After crossing a field, we climb through the Woodland to the right of the Ollach burn. This is delightful and varied all the way to the waterfall at just under 400 feet. This then gives terrific views to Raasay, north to Ben Tianavaig and hopefully much else besides!

The path is obvious but can be a little muddy and slippery in parts...similar again. But we will go slowly and carefully taking in the wonderful environment as well.

The surprise at the top of the waterfall is double...if not treble....the views! The sense of Skye's wildness, we are then on the edge of open moorland, and through a gate an old farm/peat track on which we head off to Lower Ollach and the small road walk to the hall. Before that the track is well contoured and designed and at one point has a seat/bench appropriately positioned at the best viewpoint for a pause and reflection.

All in all a mini classic in my opinion reflecting the best of unexpected Skye.


The return journey takes us back beside Aros, where tea/coffee may be tempting.