The Skye Guide is an independent and personal view of the Isle of Skye. The things that are included in the guide are here because I like them - and because I think you might too. If something is not included, it may be because I would not recommend it to you, but it may be simply that I have not experienced it.
I am happy with that ambiguity...
Northwest Skye - Ardtreck Point
Ardtreck Point offers an interesting walk of under 3 kilometres, taking in a fairly well preserved dun and some good views over Loch Bracadale. The going is a little rough in places, but with decent footwear there are no big challenges.
Beginning from near the end of the Ardtreck road at NG338354, follow the gated track that runs north past a couple of houses. The way is helpfully signed, and as the track reaches the high point, heading left across the field will take you to a pedestrian gate opening onto a patch of boggy moorland.
Loch Bay by Michael Smith, Stein
Loch Bay Restaurant
Michael Smith is now the undisputed star of Skye's thriving culinary scene. He was Chef Director of the Three Chimneys when it earned its Michelin Star in 2015. Now he is doing amazing things in his own Loch Bay Restaurant in Stein, on the Waternish Peninsula. He has achieved a Michelin Star here in the 2018 guide, and very well deserved it is.
The restaurant is small, welcoming and comfortable. It offers two menus - a five course seafood degustation, or a fixed price three course meal. The latter gives a choice of three starters (seafood, vegetarian or meat), three main courses (ditto) and a third couse of either cheese, a pudding or a selection of small desserts.
Described as "Contemporary Scottish with classic French influences", the food is, as you should expect from a renowned chef, the sort of stuff that makes you say "Mmmm" quietly with every forkfull. Great ingredients, perfect cooking and beautiful but unfussy presentation. There's nothing at all pretentious about what you get at Loch Bay. And everything is wonderful.
Glen Brittle Beach
At the head of Loch Brittle is a big beach. There is sand here at all states of the tide, and plenty of space for playing, kite flying and the like. The sand is not white, but that apart it is a beautiful spot. An added advantage here is the nearby campsite shop for ice lollies and cold drinks. (Or hot drinks and survival blankets, if you're less lucky)
There is parking for cars right by the beach. Go to the end of the road just before the entrance to the camp site, at NG409206.
Cuillin - Rubh' an Dunain
Knock Ullinish Souterrain
There is an easily accessible example of a souterrain, or earth house, located at the foot of Knock Ullinish. It is a short walk from the minor road to Ullinish, close to Dun Beag at Struan. To reach it, leave the road via the gate at NG332382. The first few steps are boggy when wet, but you soon pick up a natural track that leads round towards the north of the small hill of Knock Ullinish. You will find the entrance to the souterrain at NG333384. It may not be immediately obvious, but the picture below should help you to identify it.
Jerusalem, Athens and Rome
I would see them before I die
But I’d rather not see any one of the three
Than be exiled forever from Skye
Sheriff Alexander Nicolson