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The Road to Skye & Beyond

What are the pros/cons of the driving routes to Skye from Inverness - northern route via Garve, A835, A832, A890 vs southern route via Invermoriston, A82, A887, A87?

What recommended spots to see/hike/bike while in Skye 5 days in late Sept (for relatively fit 60+ year olds, who are lodging near Dunvegan)?

Is Raasay bike/hike recommended?

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Both routes are good, but my favorite is the northern route. It is closest to the famous train ride from Inverness to Skye. The souther route takes you past Loch Ness's northern shore. That can be a very busy road at times. I think that there is a bit less traffic on the northern route.

Check out the coral beach walk which is not far from Dunvegan. I would recommend getting back down to Sligachan and walking in a bit toward the Cuilins. It's a beautiful walk even if you don't go all the way in. If you do go all the way in, there is a view down to Loch Coruisk. There are other walks on the Trotternish Peninsula that someone on this forum will tell you about. :)

I was very impressed with the Neist Point light out on the Waternish Peninsula. It was incredible. You also pass Skye Silver on the way out--gorgeous jewelry.

Pam

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this website has great info for hikes throughout Scotland and I included the link to Skye as I used the site for several days of hiking on Skye and over near Fort William. Click around of some hikes, maps, etc..we did the coral beach Pam mentioned as well as Quiraing and the cool Fairy Glen. dave
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/