Skye has so many walks for all abilities and plenty of places still to explore where you will hardly meet a soul. For routes and guidance Walkhighlands has a lot of information. To mention a couple of walks in the vicinity, hike to the Maidens or the Macleod’s Tables. For those wishing a stroll on a nice evening, there is a the Roag looped walk down to the shore.
There are many hikes of varying degrees of ability to choose from nearby and further afield and books at the property will help you to plan your day. One of our favourites is to walk to the Maidens via Orbost. This is a day out for walkers but well worth the vista.
A walk to Neist Point Lighthouse, the most westerly tip of the island is very popular and a little less strenuous – well until you have to climb back up the steps to the car park!
One of our own personal favourites, if the weather is favourable, are the Coral Beaches, which are past the Dunvegan Castle at Claigan. This is a very gentle walk and if its very hot then you can go for a swim in the clear waters. They say the waters are slightly warmer there due to the Gulf stream!
If the weather is not so kind, its an ideal day to visit the many artists’ studios around the island. Diana Mackie studios in Borreraig or Pamela Budge at Croft Studios in Dunvegan. There is also Skye Weavers where you can watch them make the tweeds, scarves etc powered by bicycle pedal. An absolute must is a visit to Skyeskyns at their working premises at Waternish, where you can go on a tour of the tannery and see how it all works from sheep to the finished product. They also have a lovely coffee and cake stop at the Yurt which has the best homebaking. There is also a smaller shop in Portree. As can be seen from the use of sheepskin in Captain’s Rest, it is one of my favourite shopping places!
More detailed information will be in welcome pack in property – so please look out for that on your arrival.