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.
Red Roof Café, Glendale
The Red Roof Café opened in 2011 and has always been an excellent place. In 2019 it changed ownership and is now better than ever. It is housed in a nicely converted barn in Glendale. To find it, take the Holmisdale road south from the junction by the village shop and Post Office in the centre of Glendale.
The limited lunch menu offers fantastic, tasty vegetarian dishes - many of them vegan - with wonderful home baked bread. The tea menu is anything but limited, with a wide range of tastes from around the world. They include teas made with foraged herbs, flowers, nettles and the like from Skye itself.
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.
The ruins of the buildings on Dun Skudiburgh
Dun Skudiburgh (NG374647) is a stone age enclosure in a spectacular defensive position on the west coast of Trotternish. It sits on a precipitously steep-sided hill, some 60m above the shore of Loch Snizort. On a fair day, a walk to the dun is a straightforward and pleasant stroll of about 4k return. In a northwesterly wind with a bit of rain, its exposed position could make a visit quite hellish. Pick a good day.