I am an experienced hiker/hillwalker and plan to tackle the Trotternish Ridge on Skye , possibly a few other coastal walks, whilst also taking a reconnaissance look at The Cuillin. My plan is to spent 4-5 days on the island with wild camping for 3 of them.
Although an experienced hiker and Team Medic I have not spent a great deal of time between 600m and 1200m in Scotland. Would May be an optimum month?
I understand that the primary concerns would be
- The Scottish Midge
- Changeable weather patterns made worse by coastal conditions
I am hoping to have the best chance of
- Low rainfall
- Excellent morning and evening light for photography
- Dry ground
I am not particularly concerned with cold climate as I have the experience and equipment; however I get grumpy if I am not dry or being bitten. ;-)