Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:36 PM
Then reward yourself with a trip to the Talisker distillery.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:34 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:55 PM
On Skye the road north from Portree past the Storr is awesome. You can stop at the kilted rock, visit Flora Maconalds grave, and visit a black house museum. There is a decent brewery in Uig as well.
Then there is Luskentyre beach in Harris, Calanish, the broch near Carloway, and a walk round the Castle grounds to the Creed and Cuddy Point in Stornoway.
Try www.walkhighlands.co.uk for more ideas. There is a clickable map which takes you in to specific areas in Scotland and then gives you a range of walks from a few kms to serious full blown hill climbs.
If you see a wee red MX5 give us a wave. We're doing much the same as you, starting in Oban and finishing in Plockton via Arisaig and Uig next week. Staying on the mainland though.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:51 AM
We stayed at Dunvegan prior to getting the ferry across. Great little campsite. We did Lewis and Harris the first year, then went to most of the other islands the year after, with our base in Benbecula. Cottages are great value over there, the cost of the Ferry puts some people off, but it is definately worth it. Some of the beaches on the Uists and down to Barra and Vatersay are phenomonal.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:01 AM
“Should Scotland be an independent country?” Yes or No. YES, Tha, Aye
Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:01 PM
Best drive has to be from Broadford to Elgol on the single track road passing Loch Slapin there you'll sight the majestic Blaven and from Elgol you will experience the best stunning views of the Cuillin. Enjoy the chilli scones in the local cafe before or after a trek to the coastline where you have to visit the caves, Spar being the most challenging and unforgettable.
Loved Stein Inn on the Waternish peninsula, it's the oldest pub on the island with great hospitality and all the better if you make it for sunset. Another place to watch the setting sun is Coral Beach, parking the car you take the coastal route passing a few beaches before reaching the white beach and once there you'll forget where you are.
You know you'll really need two weeks. Can't go without a mention of Neist Point Lighthouse. Now that could be a challenging misty drive amongst hundreds of stray sheep and when you meander over the boggy land that wondrous sight is there before you.
Edited by Heuch Moray, 30 May 2012 - 05:05 PM.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:13 PM
I've probably got to make a trip up to Skye in a couple of weeks & am determined to go on this to get there:
Stop and have a wee wander about Glenelg on the mainland side. Couple of great broches there.
On the island side there is a great seal/otter/wildlife hide.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:12 PM
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:25 PM
Can't go without a mention of Neist Point Lighthouse.
Neist Point was utterly awesome and thanks for the recommendation. Glorious day and we could see the entire outer Hebrides right across the whole western horizon from south to north. Just wish I'd had a map on me to work out what was where. Wonderful! Also the easy climb to the top of the cliffs scared the bejeezuz out of me. When all you can see at your feet is about a metre of grass and then nothing but sea about 200 metres below you, well it makes my knees a wee bit wobbley.
Did the Quirang as well but missed the path up into the prison and the needle, we must have bypassed that on the outside. Will definitely climb up there next time.