Explore

Interested in a good walk? Well you’re in luck as Isle of Skye has no shortage of great beautiful terrain. Below are some of the areas that many of are visitors have explored and recommended.

Fairy Pools

The Fairy Pools

The Fairy Pools are just a short walk from the signed car park on the road to Glenbrittle beach. The crystal clear rock pools and waterfalls are very popular with hikers and wild swimmers and obviously, with the fairy folk too! With it’s multi coloured rocks and pebbles, water so clear it’s like it’s not there and the awe inspiring backdrop of the Cuillins, it’s easy to see why the islanders of old thought this place otherworldly. If you visit the pools, we suggest you take a towel just in case the fairies work their magic on you and you find yourself compelled to jump in!

Neist Point

Neist Point

Neist Point, the most westerly point on the Island, is regarded as the best place to see marine wildlife. It is also a favourite place to sit and watch a spectacular sunset on a summer’s evening. Recently, scenes for the movie, 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves, were filmed on the headland at Neist.

Fairy Glen

The Fairy Glen

The Fairy Glen just proves the point that there’s no getting away from the magic of Skye! Some say the place is a natural wonder but we say it’s supernatural! A beautiful landscape, fairy size! You can easily climb to the top of the peak known as Castle Ewan but remember, it’s only good manners to leave a small gift or offering for the wee folk!

Quiraing

The Quiraing

The Quiraing was formed by a massive landslip that created the awesome pinnacles, cliffs and rock formations that are known by names such as “The Needle” and “The Prison.” It is one of the most popular walking areas on the Island or for those without much time, (or energy!) it is one of the best roads you’ll ever drive! With an out of this world landscape, the Quiraing made an ideal location for the filming of Ridley Scott’s 2011 movie, Prometheus.

Kilt Rock

Kilt Rock

Kilt Rock is a jaw dropping 200 foot high sea cliff, with waterfall, just off the road south of Staffin. It was so named because the pleats and folds in the rock look more than a little like the pleats and folds in a tartan kilt, the traditional dress of a Highlander. There’s a car park with a viewing area and often in the summer months, you’ll find a piper who’s more than happy to take requests and pose for photos! It’s a long way down so make sure it’s just your jaw that drops!

Old Man of Storr

The Old Man of Storr

The Old Man of Storr is one of the most iconic and well known images of the Isle of Skye. The 50 metre high pinnacle of crumbling basalt, 6 miles north of Portree, was first climbed as recently as 1955, a feat that has only been repeated a handful of times since.