I had posted a while back and gotten feedback on my trip..and now I have the trip routing and all the places to stay.
Just detailing out all the driving/sections etc.
I have an itinerary put together for Skye and I Would love feedback and have a few direct questions.
this will be August 6 - August 9th 2015
Leave from Ballachulish To Skye – staying in Edinbane
Take Road of Isles to Mallaig, we plan to start early I am sure no later then 8 and probably earlier.
We want to enjoy our drive so need to determine how much time if we have a few stops (ie. Glenfinnan and looking for suggestions if there are other not miss stops??)
Mallaig Ferry times that I think we should choose from are 12:15, 1:45 ; I am currently thinking if we start at 8am we should make the 12:15 Thoughts or should we push back to the 1:45pm. ??
- Should we shoot for a lock cruise out of Elgol now? Or skip and just keep going and enjoy the trip to our B&B. At first I wanted to take advantage of being south and going to Elgol, but now am thinking better to just get going/enjoy the trip/ stop for groceries at Broadford or is there one in Portree. THOUGHTS?
Without the Boat trip; If we went straight to our place to check in I am estimating arriving at Ideas for things to do TODAY as we should be arriving at our place around 3 or 4 (that is giving 7 hours leaving Ballachulish/sitseeing/grocery shopping).
There is still a lot of daylight…would love to know what we should do this night to make the most of the 3 night/2 day tripo. (which is probably typical of everyones itinerary –– either take the boat trip out of Elgol or do one of the hikes or sunset somewhere or do one of the hikes for Old Man of Store?
Thinking this will be our full day of Trotternish Peninsula - not sure we will have time for anything else. I have been reading and a little confued on the time it takes for the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing. ie. the short circuit / long circuit etc.
Would like to Hike Old Man of Storr (3 to 5 hours from walk of highland but 1.5 hours some other place - the short hike
Would like to hike Quiraing (3 to 5 hours round trip? - trying to understand the hike and how long it will take)
o See The Table, Needle
o Is the summit of biodha buidhe trotternish ridge part of this?
Kilt Rock and Lealt Falls
Should we go counter Clockwise or Clockwise? Best of Scotland book states to approach Quiraing from the Clockwise for more breathtaking views. Is there a reason to go one way or the other for crowds too.
Should we head north or south…would love help on the best way to make this day work.
This day is meant to cover the rest! ☺ what is the best routing...or is there really not one.
Dunvegan / Central / Cullin Hills.
Would like to see:
Dunvegan Castle (even if we do not tour the castle)
Fairy Pools Hike
Black Cullin / Schligachan
Our main goal will be scenery and getting out and enjoying it.
(no plans for the distillery, or nice long dinners etc).
Maybe fit in the Boat trip here or will we not have time.
Leaving Sky – across SkyBridge and stopping at Eilean Donan Castle.
We are headed to Aviemore (will post on this leg of the trip separate).