Perfect days on Skye will be a collection of ideas and experiences to help guests to make the most of their time and stay on Skye. First up – a boat trip and a walk – The Misty Isles www.mistyisleboattrips.co.uk boat trip from Elgol to Loch Coruisk and then a walk back to Elgol.
The trip over to Loch Coruisk takes about 45 mins and starts with a humorous safety briefing from the skipper including a warning that if you need to use the boats “facilities” this will involve walking past the man at the wheel who is an infamous pick pocket. Leaving Elgol you will see the “Honecombe Rock” and travelers will often experience sightings of seals, minke whale, dolphins and porpoises along the way. The journey over will also include an introduction to the “Bad Step” – (no – not a naughty step!) a section of the walk back to Elgol that requires walkers to have a good head for heights and a bit of dexterity , (if you fall you will land in the sea) – seriously it’s not that difficult and it is possible for a dog to make the “step”. Loch Coruisk is often referred to as the “Heart of the Cuillin” – when you are there all you can do is look up – The central, most prominent peak behind the loch , is Sgurr a Ghreadaidh. To its right is Sgurr a Mhadaidh .The west side of Coruisk is dominated by Sgurr Dubh Mor If you have the time, it is worth detouring a further mile or so upstream for dramatic views of the “In Pinn” (Inaccessible Pinacle), and Sgurr Coir’ an Lochain. There are some stunning rocks around the loch – perfect for dancers to practice their
“poises“. The walk back to Elgol takes between 3 and 4 hours, you will pass the beach at Camasunary and the Mountain Bothy, which has recently been moved from one end of the beach to the other. Top tip – if you are feeling “peckish” when you arrive in Elgol make sure to visit Hermione’s shop. Hermione’s welcome is always, very warm, her cakes are seriously naughty and the coffee is great! The exclusive range of hand painted buoys are unusual.