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...
The famous Kilt Rock is a sea cliff in north east Trotternish. It is said to resemble a kilt, with vertical basalt columns to form the pleats and intruded sills of dolerite forming the pattern.
This is a popular stopping point on the road between Portree and Staffin and there is a large car park by the waterfall at NG508655, at Ellishadder.
Cuillin - Coir' a' Ghrunnda
The walk from Glen Brittle up to Coir' a' Ghrunnda is not really too big an undertaking. It's about 9 km return, with an ascent of 700m, but it rates as 'stretching' in this guide for two reasons. Firstly, the route-finding in the corrie itself can be tricky, especially in poor visibility. Secondly, a section of simple scrambling is unavoidable on the final approach to the upper corrie. But in good weather the large sandy shored lochan, surrounded by Cuillin peaks and held by a massive barrier of boiler-plate slabs, is easily reached by any competent hillwalker. For the non-climber, this is an excellent trip to a very worthwhile destination.
Dulse & Brose, Portree
During 2015 and 2016 there has been a lot of development of eating places on Skye. In the summer, demand is still outstripping supply - especially in Portree. One of the best of the new crop is Dulse & Brose at the Bosville Hotel on Bosville Terrace.
Flying Fortress crash site
On the moors of Trotternish, just below the steep east face of Beinn Edra, lie the remains of a US Air Force heavy bomber - a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress. It is a pretty bleak and remote location, and the walk in from Marishader is pathless and often boggy. Nonetheless, it is a fascinating place to visit if you are at all interested in such things.
Camas Daraich, at the far south of Skye, is one of the best places on the island to spend a warm, sunny day. It's a bit of a walk from the nearest road though....
Based at Elgol jetty, AquaXplore is part of the same excellent organisation as the Bella Jane. The differences are marked though! Trips with AquaXplore are on one of a pair of high-powered Humber RIBs. Each has 12 seats (you sit astride - a bit like a motorbike) and goes like the wind - about 30 knots actually. Exciting stuff. The guides/captains are great. They are skilled, safe, knowledgeable, personable, interesting and fun.
Seumas' Bar, Sligachan
Seumas' Bar is the informal, fun and noisy bit of the famous Sligachan Hotel. Well used by visitors and mountaineers from the camp site across the road, the lively bar serves a good range of basic, largely home-made, meals at decent prices. You can get food all day here and it's well situated at a key road junction.