outdoor activities

With stunning land and seascapes and rich heritage, Skye is a must-visit destination.  It was recently voted the "4th best island in the world" by National Geographic magazine.

Walking:  From gentle local woodland and waterfall walks to strenuous full day hikes, Skye has the walks for you.  The Trotternish Ridge - the Trott - is a long distance hill walking challenge organised by the Isle of Skye Rotary Club in aid of Rotary charities, see www.thetrott.org.uk.  Click here for more information on walks.

"Trig Points on the Isle of Skye and Raasay" by Ian Stewart and Alistair Christie is a comprehensive walking guide for all the family to the best viewpoints throughout Skye and Raasay. There are 56 self guided Trig Point walks to explore and enjoy, complete with maps and guidance notes.

ISBN 978-0-9928615-0-6  Also available throughout Skye in a number of local shops, hotels and at the Isle of Skye Brewery Gift Shop or directly from the publishers at "Beinn Edra" 29a Idrigill, Uig. Tel. 01470 542382 at 9.95 plus P&P (if appropriate).  Email: skyetrigpointwalks@outlook.com

 
Boat trips:

Join us on a  boat trip to see Skye's fantastic sealife and seascapes.  Andi will take you on an informative trip from Uig Bay to see the puffins, seals, whales and sea-eagles.  Leaving daily from Uig Pier March - October.

For more information, call 07803 564 896. visit www.puffinsandwhales.co.uk and for latest sightings follow us @SkyePuffins.

Visit St Kilda by boat from Uig. St Kilda is a dual World Heritage site located 85 miles west of the Isle of Skye. St Kilda is one of the World's special places - home to the world's largest colony of Gannets and Fulmars, Britain's biggest colony of Puffins, and highest sea cliffs and sea stacs in Britain. For day trips and camping trips information visit www.gotostkilda.co.uk call 077899 14144 or email enquiries@gotostkilda.co.uk

 

Cycling: From extreme off road adventures to stunning road routes, the Trotternish peninsula has it!

Trotternish Peninsula Road Circuit (49 Miles) - cycle all around the Trotternish peninsula through Uig, Portree, Staffin and Kilmuir.  Passing the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock Waterfall, Staffin Beach, Duntulm Castle and the Museum of Island Life.  The Trotternish ridge and stunning seascapes makes this a stunning ride and well worth the hills.

North end road loop (25 miles) - from Uig, take the A855 north, then cut across the Quiraing road.  Turn left at the bottom of the hill which will take you past Flodigarry and Kilmuir back to Uig.  This route will take you over the Trotternish ridge between the stunning rock formations of the Quiraing and Beinn Edra, then past the most northerly point of Skye.

Forestry track:  There is a great forestry track at Glenhinnisdal where there is a good chance to see golden eagles and deer.

Mountain biking in the Quiraing: Voted as one of the best single track mountain bike routes in the UK.   This challenging route takes you past dramatic scenery, over gullies and small waterfalls.  With steep drops, this is not for the faint hearted!

You can hire bikes from Uig Bike Hire based at Uig Bay Campsite.

 

  Uig Bike Hire: Twenty-four adult mountain bikes, helmets, bicycle pumps and tyre repair kits. Please call regarding child bikes. Short/long term hire. Open all year round. Can be taken on ferry to Outer Isles. Address: Martin Madigan, Uig Bay Campsite, Uig, Isle of Skye, IV51 9XU. Telephone 01470 542 714 or 07810760432. Website http://www.uig-camping-skye.co.uk/about-bikehire.shtml Email lisa.madigan@btopenworldcom

Fishing:  For the visiting angler there are three rivers and a hill loch which can be fished. These are managed by a local sporting syndicate and permits to fish the loch and rivers can be obtained from several sources including the Filling Station in Uig, the Uig Hotel and the Ferry Inn.

The hill loch, Loch Mor, is fly fishing only and the brown trout, averaging 1lb in weight, can readily be taken on traditional fly patterns.

The Rivers Hinnisdale and Conon are both typical west coast spate rivers and hold stocks of brown trout, Salmon and Sea Trout. It should be noted that fishing on the River Hinnisdale is permitted on the north bank only as the south bank is privately run. The River Rha holds brown trout and a few sea trout.

Want to learn fly fishing or enjoy a day of guided trout or salmon fishing, then contact Ian Stewart FCIBS, The Skye Angling Guide, Tel: 01470 542382.  Mobile: 07917 820855.  All necessary tackle provided within cost of hire. 
Web:  http://www.skyeanglingguide.co.uk

 

Running: Fun runs, distance running, road races and fell running races are all possible in the Uig area. Uig Gala hosts an annual fun run for children as part of its Christmas Fayre as well as a 10km road race from the Quiraing at it's August Gala. There is a fell run along the Trotternish Ridge in June organised by Skye and Lochalsh Running Club. 16 miles 6000ft ascent fell running. http://sientries.co.uk.  The Skye half marathon takes place in June each year.