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
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.
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).
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
The Skye half marathon takes place in June each year.