Walking Over the Skye Bridge

The main activity which I wanted to do when I stayed in Kyle of Lochalsh overnight was to walk over the Skye Bridge. I had planned to do this on the afternoon of my arrival in Kyle of Lochalsh. However there was a three hour delay in my train journey from Stirling, meaning that I arrived in Kyle in the late afternoon and it was raining. As I wanted to walk over the Skye Bridge in the daylight, and hopefully dry weather, I postponed the walk until the following morning, crossing my fingers for a sunny, dry morning.

My wish was granted. It wasn’t wall-to-wall sunshine. I could see what looked like rain clouds in the distance, but it stayed dry for my walk.

The Skye Bridge is located just over one mile from Kyle of Lochalsh, but there is a good pavement to the bridge and on both sides of the bridge.

There’s a 40mph speed limit over the bridge, but I thought that some drivers were doing well above that speed. I had to take care when crossing the road to take photos from both sides of the bridge,

The first section of the Skye Bridge is from the mainland to the small island of Eilan Ban.

Kyleakin Lighthouse lies under the Skye Bridge.

I recommend a walk over Skye Bridge, but you should try to avoid peak times, as I imagine that traffic can be rather heavy then. You’ll enjoy the walk more if the traffic is lighter.