Activities and Guided Walks
Skye is famous for its rough walking and exciting climbing. The Black Cullin is around 30 minutes away from the crofthouse which has some of the most technically difficult Munro climbing in Scotland. The much nearer Red Cullin has easier summits to reach and there are many low level walks within easy commuting distance of the cottage.
A golf course is located at Sconser which is around 20 minutes from the Crofthouse. A stunning well kept course with 9 holes and 18 tee positions. Clubs and carts can be hired from the clubhouse. A further 9 hole course is located at Skeabost Hotel. There are many opportunities to fish both on and off shore around the island.
The local estate at Eilean Iarmain issues permits for loch fishing and is only 15 minutes away. Feel free to fish from the rocks near the cottage at high tide. Boat hire can be found at the main town of Portree.
Skye and Lochalsh has numerous tourist attractions. Castles are found at Dunvegan and Eilean Donan, museums at Clan Donald Centre and Portree and even a Serpentarium at Broadford.
We are offering a couple of guided local walks which take you through the geography, history and flora & fauna of this wonderful area. Please book in advance and discuss suitable times for walk date/time on arrival at the crofthouse with your host.
Shore Line and Ashaig
A 1½ hour circular walk from the crofthouse along the shoreline and around the historic Ashaig area. On this walk your host will give an informed talk about the local geography, history and wildlife of this beautiful area. Learn about the islands that can be seen from Blue Skye, see Pulpit Rock learn about the legend of St Maelrubha as well as a tour of the historic graveyard. Please bring you welly boots for this walk.
Adults £8 - Children and Concessions £4
Coral Island and Rock Pools
A two hour walk across the tidal mud flats to a coral sand beach surrounded by huge slab formations. A great place for hide and seek! We will also explore the rock pools and look for sea urchins, hermit crabs and starfish. Seals and a host of birds can also be seen and if you are really lucky even an otter, porpoise or whale. Your host will also provide a commentary on the history and geography of the area as well as introducing you to some of the local legends. Please bring you welly boots for this walk.
Adults £10 - Children and Concessions £5
Dog Walking and Sitting
If you have brought your dog with you to Blue Skye and require him or her to be walked or looked after while you go out, then we will be happy to tend to them for a small charge of £3 per hour.