The terrace walk along the garden edge boasts some of the best views in Skye, looking over the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of Knoydart. Outside the gardens we have created some walking trails into areas of beautiful mixed woodlands, with plenty of opportunities for wildlife-spotting.
You are welcome to take your dog on the nature trails but due to the presence of livestock, please keep them on leads at all times.
The Blue Trail (1.7 miles return) takes you through farmlands and woodland with open glades with views of Armadale Castle nestling amongst the trees. A spur off this path heads north to Armadale Hill (Cnoc Armadail), extending the walk for a further mile. A panoramic viewpoint lays the magnificent Sleat Peninsula before you, framed on one side by the spectacular Cuillin Ridge and on the other by the mainland hills of Knoydart. This is the territory of red deer and golden eagles.
The Red Trail follows the shore of the Sound of Sleat through woodland carpeted in bluebells and wild garlic in spring. Look out through the trees and you may catch a glimpse of otters at play on the shore. Please note: You are welcome to walk on the Red Trail path but there is no access in and out of Armadale Castle Gardens, so this is no longer a loop walk.
Download a map of our trails from this page. The map is annotated with current (2022) changes in access.