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...
Cuillin - Coire Lagan
The hike up from Glen Brittle beach to the lochan in Coire Lagan is easily the best way to get up close with the Cuillin, while keeping to a relatively easy and straightforward route. It is a round trip of about 7 km with a steady ascent of some 600 m (2,000 ft). The scenery surrounding you in the glacier-carved bowl of the coire is wonderful, with jagged peaks rising all about, steep scree runs falling from the Cuillin Ridge, and the most beautiful lochan nestling in the midst of it all.
Trotternish - Rubha Hunish
This is an outstanding hike to the furthest north point of Skye. From the end of the point I have seen dolphins, whales and a basking shark, all at close range. The route is around 6 kilometres return, with fairly easy going for most of the way. A steep section down an inland cliff looks more daunting than it is, but it will test those with no head for heights. Begin from the small car park just off the main road between Duntulm and Kilmaluag, at NG422742. A path runs pretty much due north from here, keeping to the high ground.
Kinloch Lodge, Sleat
In January 2010, Kinloch Lodge was awarded Skye's first ever Michelin star - a fantastic achievement on this island of wonderful restaurants. The accolade was reaffirmed each year until 2017, and the standards achieved by head chef Marcello Tully and the team remain very good indeed.
Kinloch Lodge stands in a wonderful setting on the shore of Loch na Dal. It’s a hotel, a restaurant, a shop - all overseen by Lady Claire MacDonald, the food commentator, television presenter, writer and cook.