Oronsay Island, Ullinish

Oronsay Island, Ullinish

There are many uninhabited, tidal islands off the coast of Skye. When the tide is low, a secluded beach emerges between Oronsay and Ullinish and the causeway can be crossed to reach the cliff edges. The walk offers breath-taking views across Loch Bracadale and the island's coastline.

This route can only be accessed when the tide is low. Always check Oronsay Tidal Times.

Start and End Location: Roadside parking in Ullinish
Start Postcode: IV56 8FD. This postcode is for the centre of Ullinish. Arriving on the A863 south from Struan, turn left at the signpost for Ullinish. Follow the road towards the coast and take the first left. There is a small parking area at the end of the road.
Distance: 5km
Time: Approx. 2 hours
Facilities: None
GPX Download: Link below map
Grade: Easy Coastal Walk

Download file: Ullinish.gpx

Opposite the parking area, there is a wooden signpost saying ‘Footpath to Oronsay via Tidal Causeway’ and a wooden kissing gate. Go through the gate and then through the second kissing gate directly ahead.

The path crosses fields, goes through another gate and leads down to the sandy shore.

Oronsay Island, Ullinish walking route
Oronsay Island, Ullinish walking route

Cross the causeway and continue straight ahead to the edge of Oronsay.

Oronsay Island, Ullinish walking route
Oronsay Island, Ullinish walking route

To return to the beach, turn right and follow the faint path along the cliff edge for impressive views north. Rejoin the initial path and retrace your steps to the car park.

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