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Plockton (3 miles)

Plockton has a number of good hotels and restaurants which are deservedly popular and serve excellent seafood. It is advisable to make reservations during the holiday season and at weekends all year round. It is possible to hire sit upon kayaks in the village. There are local music nights in the bars. There are a number of walks round the village including one to Duncraig Castle.

Balmacara Square (3 miles)

These restored buildings are the centre for walks on the Balmacara Estate managed by the National Trust for Scotland. Also close by are the Lochalsh woodland gardens. There is an information centre (April - September) and cafe. From here you can walk through ancient woodlands, round remote inland lochs or climb up to the Radio Mast for a fantastic view of Plockton and the coast.

Attadale gardens (13 miles)

These privately owned gardens (open April- Oct) are beautifully laid out along the glen and include fine plant collections and sculptures. There are walks in the surrounding countryside. They can be reached by rail from Station Cottage - tell the conductor you want to get off at Attadale.

Isle of Raasay (20 miles)

This island accessible by a Caledonian -Macbrayne ferry from Sconser on Skye has many great walks including the ascent of the extinct volcanoe Dun Caan and Calum's Road.Sea eagles are often seen on Raasay.Raasay House offers many outdoor activities and good food.

Walking - The Five Sisters of Kintail (16 miles)

The Five Sisters of Kintail are a spectacularly beautiful range of peaks connected by a fairly narrow ridge on the north and west sides of Glen Shiel, at their western end rising 1000m from the valley floor in one continuous climb. Although there is nothing technically difficult, this is a fairly tough walk with a very steep climb to get onto the ridge, and then a long ridge walk with a significant amount of additional ascent.

Skyak Adventures (7 miles)

Welcome to Skyak Adventures, offering courses, training and expeditions for all, from complete beginners to experienced paddlers, on the beautiful Island of Skye and the surrounding area. We specialise in sea kayaking, led by trained experts including the renowned Gordon Brown. All of our coaches are at least BCU Level 4 sea kayak specialists and live for their time on the water with you.

Calum's seal trips (3 miles)

This ever popular cruise on Loch Carron leaves from Plockton. Famously free if no seals but Calum always finds some for you. Some evenings there are music nights and there is a bar on board.

Sea Kayaking (16 miles)

The National Trust for Scotland at Kintail runs various kayaking courses from taster days to 3 and 4 days expeditions, all equipment is provided

Boat trip to Loch Coruisk (27 mi)

This loch in the heart of the Cuillin Mountains is wild and magnificent and can be reached by boat from Elgol. There are a number of boats including the Bella Jane. The drive to Elgol is worth doing as it passes through some fantastic scenery with views of the mainland mountains. The village shop serves food and drinks and there is also a cafe overlooking the harbour.

Skye Highland Games (35 miles)

16th August 2014

 

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