This route is for touring the Isle of Skye and is a full trip in its own right.
Assuming you are at Eilean Donan Castle, miss out going to Applecross and stay on the A87 to the Kyle of Lochalsh and take the Skye Bridge onto the island. It will take time to see the Isle of Skye properly so if you want to, something in your route will need to give to allow you time to do it.
Best bet is to aim for Sligachan about half way up the island. Here you will find one building…..The Sligachan Hotel. Great food, great drams and great beer…the scene of many a personal thumping head the following morning and much recommended!
The great thing about Sligachan is you can have a meal and a beer or two at the hotel, camp in the campsite directly opposite and have the best of both worlds. A truly magnificent place to spend some quality time….
From here you are likely to go north to the ‘capital’ at Portree.
Torvaig just north of the town is a nice campsite.
Torvaig Campsite, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9HU
Contact: John MacLean,+44 (0) 1478 611849
From this base you can explore the north of the island by taking a round trip along the coast road, the A855 and the Old Man of Storr
Stop at the Staffin museum on the way round http://www.skyecomuseum.co.uk/
And have a cuppa at the Small and Cosy Tea House nearby http://www.smallandcosyteahouse.co.uk/
Follow the road round the tip of the island and you will come to Uig.(Pronounced Ooig) You can get petrol here near the ferry terminal. And pop into the local brewery http://skyeale.com/ and also the Uig Pottery for something unique to take home http://www.uigpottery.co.uk/
An alternative campsite is the Camping and Caravaning Club site at Loch Greshornish Borve, Arnisort Edinbane, off the A850 from Portree http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/isleofskye/portree/skye
Or further along the A863 road at Kinloch near Dunvegan.
Stop off at Dunvegan Castle http://www.dunvegancastle.com/ before a round trip back to Sligachan campsite. Continue on this wonderful road until you get back to Sligachan.
Again using Sligachan as a central base you can take the A863 and then the B8009 to Carbost. If you like your oysters try this – http://www.isleofskyeoysters.co.uk/
After this, back track on the B8009 and take the third unclassified road on the right down Glen Brittle to the Fairy Pools of Glen Brittle.
Follow this road right down to Loch Brittle and the campsite right on the beach.
We have spent time here as a base for rock and ice climbing in all months of the year. It is a brilliant site with a healthy mixture of the world’s people camping there.
We recently looked it up on “Cool Camping” and they sum it up perfectly here which will make you smile!
In a few words, it has plenty of space, stunning views of the sea and the Black Cuillin, a toilet block a wee shop. Its nothing special as far as facilities go…… but what a place !!
For the way home, you can catch the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig or head back over the Skye Bridge.
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