Our Isle of Skye Blog

Plan a Slow Adventure on Skye

Be realistic when making your plans, get it right and you won’t get stuck in a traffic jam. Avoid the “bucket list” locations that you have already heard about – we will tell you better and even more stunning places to visit. Many short stays on Skye end in frustration as guests realise just how much there is to do, see and experience.

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Elopement – a perfect day on Skye

A few weeks ago we hosted our first elopement ”on the croft” – a magical occasion- a perfect day on Skye in fact! You could argue that the couple were old enough to know better, but they represent a growing band that are opting for a simple, intimate event to make their vows to each other with a bit of a party a few weeks later.

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Perfect Days on Skye – Spending time with friends in high places

The Cuillin (An Cuilthionn or An Cuiltheann) is the draw for many people to visit Skye, it is a perfect place to spend time with friends in high places. The Black Cuillin should be distinguished from the Red Cuillin (na Beanntan Dearga, Red Hills) which are lower less rocky and have fewer scrambles or climbs. The most famous individual Red Cuillin is Glamaig, the focus for an annual hill run, regarded by many as the toughest hill race in the UK. The two ranges are separated by Glen Sligachan, a beautiful scenic place to walk in its own right The highest point of the Cuillin, is Sgurr Alasdair at 992 m (3,255 ft).

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Bike rides, forest trails, wild swimming and a traditional music session – a perfect day on Skye

One of our favorites bike rides is the Glenbrittle / Gleneyenort forest trails loop – a ride of between 9 and 10 miles that takes you high above Gleneynort, and over the bealach (pass) into Glenbrittle. There is a good chance that you will see Golden Eagles, the downhills are exhilarating, the uphills make you grunt, sometimes you’re surrounded by forest,One of our favorites bike rides is the Glenbrittle / Gleneyenort forest trails loop – a ride of between 9 and 10 miles that takes you high above Gleneynort, and over the bealach (pass) into Glenbrittle. There is a good chance that you will see Golden Eagles & the downhills are exhilarating.

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Perfect days on Skye

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 boat trip from Elgol to Loch Coruisk and then a walk back to Elgol.

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Opportunities for wildlife watching on the Isle of Skye

Wildlife watching on Skye has something for everyone. Many guides also offer photographic tips. Trips and tours vary from intimate 1:1 excursions to small groups in mini buses or on boats. Many tours can be made to suit, we recommend you contact the operator and discuss your needs. Some trips can be “overnighters” and involve wild camping – how good is that?! Here is a selection of operators, check out their websites and give them a call

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Planning your stay on Skye

It seems to be the way of the world these days that we all need to get to places faster in order to spend less time there ! To help guests make the most of their stay on Skye we have pulled together a few issues to consider.

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“On the Croft” in February ’16

We are often asked what we get up to on the croft in Winter. Strangely we are often busier when the days are short, the weather “challenging” and not so many people around! Right now we have had to repair some storm damage which destroyed one side of our cattle pen. We will be bringing the cows down the road from our neighbours’ shortly for their 6 monthly “worming and fluke” treatment. The vet will also be visiting to check if Lucky and Annie are in calf.

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Family outdoor activities on Skye

Family oriented outdoor activities on Skye can be a challenge to organise. Mixing and matching different members needs is never easy – mum and a new born, dad and a boisterous toddler or youngster, parents with a mix of younger and older siblings. Whether your family is looking for a new activity or experience or want to “hone skills”, help is available. We have selected 3 options for family outdoor activities that are easily accessible from the croft in Edinbane.

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Eating out and Special Occasions

Eating out on Skye has something for everyone and it could be said that we are spoilt for choice …… but here goes for some of our favourites ………… on our doorstep is the Edinbane Inn – get the day right and there could be a traditional music session in the bar.

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