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...
Trotternish - Rubha nam Braithrean
The hike to Rubha nam Braithrean (Brathairean on the Ordnance Survey maps - Brothers' Point in English) is only about 1.5km each way from the road south of Staffin. It is a scenic walk, with an interesting destination and lots to explore on the way. You can even try your luck at finding the dinosaur tracks in the tidal area before you reach the point itself.
Nobody seems certain of the origin of the name, but it is most often said to have been a place where monks lived and worshiped in safety more than a thousand years ago.
Armadale Castle Gardens
Just north of the Armadale ferry terminal in Sleat is the Clan Donald Centre. Here can be found forty acres of gardens surrounding the ruins of Armadale Castle, a selection of waymarked walks and nature trails, and the excellent Museum of the Isles.
The beach at Talisker is a short, easy walk from the road. It is in a spectacular setting at the foot of Glen Oraid, sandwiched between impressive high cliffs, and with a huge sea stack and waterfalls to add to the scene. There is a wide sweep of sand below a bank of coarse shingle, though the available beach is much limited on high tides. Best to check tide times when planning a visit...
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.