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Old 18-01-22, 10:48 AM   #21
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When are you going up there Mike, we're heading to stay with my sister in June or July, I can't remember at the moment
We will be on Skye the nights of 18th and 19th June. We should have most of the 18th and all day on 19th to see Skye. Heading off on 20th towards home, taking the ferry to Mallaig on return trip.
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Old 18-01-22, 07:41 PM   #22
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We decided to tack on two nights on Skye to our Scottish holiday this year, so hopefully we will see some of these places. Any tips Darren?
Brilliant!

If you've got two days you can pretty much see the whole island like I did. Especially if you're staying somewhere central.

I really liked the southern part around the bigger mountains. Non stop views wherever you go.

This part in particular:
https://www.google.com/maps/@57.1322...7i16384!8i8192

The north east road is beautiful with the steep mountains and cliffs.

The north west road is definitely missable if you're tight on time. Not particularly scenic compared to the rest. More open and farmland.

Neist Point Lighthouse is amazing. Walking shoes would be useful here! Very muddy to get on the cliff viewpoints. I did mange with my bike boots though
https://www.google.com/maps/@57.4294...!7i8339!8i3958

Unless you are prepared for a LONG walk I'd give the fairy pools a miss. Loads of tourists. I went as close as I could by road, but there was no way I was walking it in full leathers. And even on the bike it's tricky to make progress past the traffic.

This was my day 1 and 2 to give you an idea of times. I stopped a lot to admire the views and take pictures though!





Both days where I stopped


Beyond that, I'd say avoid the busy holiday times and get some midgie spray! Enjoy
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Old 18-01-22, 08:09 PM   #23
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Brings back some great memories, we cycle camped it 40 years ago. Train up to Fort William then biked. The A road from Portree to Staffin - Uig had grass growing along its centre! Not easy with m/bike gear but the walk up to the Old Man of Storr was really interesting (well I thought so) with all the wind eroded rocks. We went in May before the Midges got really active. Probably need to go in April now.
Would love to revisit but looking at the queues of traffic before Covid struck not for me. I try and find quieter places, plus the wife cannot walk so well now as arthritis has taken its toll.
Enjoy its wonderful.
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Old 18-01-22, 10:35 PM   #24
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Darren thank you. We'll be in the car with dogs, so walking shoes available. Thanks for the tip on the Fairy Pools, I'd heard it was busy. The older dog can't manage long walks, so maybe give it a miss.

The hotel is a little north of Uig, anything more central was booked up.
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Old 18-01-22, 10:47 PM   #25
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Yeah definitely a no-go if you're taking the car. You'd lose half a day there easy

If you spin around in that link I posted of the lighthouse. It makes me want to go back there at sunrise/sunset! Looks like it would be amazing
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Hi Darren

Just wanted to pop on here and say thanks for the pics and help sorting out where to go. We had a great time and would highly recommend the north of the island to anyone, although the drive to Armadale from Uig was pretty stunning too.

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Glad you enjoyed it. I'm guessing you got decent weather if it was last weekend?
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Sorry Darren, missed that. The weather was OK, but not brilliant. Our main day was Sunday 19th which started off damp and windy but improved throughout the day. The evening was stunning!
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