ISLE OF SKYE
This list is not exhaustive as there are so many things to do on Skye but some of the must see things to do and places to go to are listed below.
VISIT THE FAIRY POOLS
The Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle are deep blue pools filled with the crystal clear water of the River Brittle from the Cuillin. These pools have become popular for wild swimming but be sure to take something that will warm you up afterwards!
DRIVE TO THE OLD MAN OF STORR.
A large and spectacular pillar of rock known as the ‘Old Man’ dominates the landscape in the north east of Skye. Walking to the Old Man is not difficult and you will be rewarded with some amazing views.
WALK THE QUIRAING
If photography or even art is your thing then this is an essential walk as it passes though some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland. Part of the Trotternish ridge it was formed by a massive landslip which created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and impressive pinnacles of rock. A clear day would be best and don’t forget your camera.
TAKE THE GLENELG FERRY TO SKYE
The fastest and most used way by road to Skye is using the road bridge. By far the most scenic is to take the ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea. The Glenachulish has served on this route since 1982 and is the last remaining turntable ferry in operation in the world.
HOW ABOUT A PICNIC AT CORAL BEACH?
This is a great family walk down to the Coral Beach in Claigan, situated just north of Dunvegan. Down at the beach, closer inspection reveals that the white sands are actually made of dried, calcified sea weed known as maerl. It makes the water look tropical blue when the sun comes out. A truly charming place, perfect for a family picnic and maybe even a swim if you are brave enough!