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.
The coral beaches at Claigan, north of Dunvegan, are a mile of so from the nearest road. Directions and more information can be found here, in the walking section of the Skye Guide.
Red Hills - Beinn na Caillich horseshoe
This is a quite excellent walk that takes in three summits with first rate views, a steep scree descent and some wonderful, easy ridge walking - all in the space of 8km and less than 5 hours. There are two Beinns na Caillich on Skye. This is the one that towers 732m above Broadford and is the first major hill that visitors see in front of them if they are driving up the island from the Skye Bridge. The name means the mountain of the old woman. She is a tough old woman, with a steep and boulder strewn face, but she has her good points too. This walk takes us to her summit and then onwards to Beinn Dearg Mhor and Beinn Dearg Beag, before returning to the start point with no retracing of steps whatsoever.
Dun Beag and Dun Mor, Struan
Hotel Eilean Iarmain, Sleat
What a mix of standards can be found at Eilean Iarmain. In my experience, lunch in the An Praban bar is mediocre and expensive. I tried it only once...
On the other hand, the people are nice, the service is good, the location is stunning, and eating in the restaurant is a treat. Not quite up to the standards of the very best on Skye, but a pretty good option for lunch at any time.
Trotternish - Caisteal Uisdean
Caiseal Uisdean, or Hugh's Castle, is one of the less famous castles of Skye. Its history is interesting though, and it makes a good destination for a pleasant coastal walk of under 3km return. Much of the route has been made into a vehicle track, so navigation is easy. By the point where you have to leave the track, the destination is in sight.
It looks as if it had been let down from heaven by the four corners, to be the residence of a Chief.
James Boswell (on Dunvegan Castle)
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