Isle Of Skye


Week 1: Arrive 22nd May - Explore The Isle Of Skye including The Isle Of Raasay

Week 2:  25th May - 1st June 2019 - Meet up and stay at Mill Cottage with Lies

Address: Mill Cottage, Dunvegan, IV55 8GU

Week 3: 2nd -5th June - Find other accommodation and continue to explore The Isle Of Skye

6th June: Travel to The Isle Of Lewis

Purchase 'Hopscotch' Ferry Ticket on which will allow 4 weeks to explore the Outer Hebrades Islands. This enables 2 full days in Callanish Stone Circle from 20th - 21st June 2019 (Summer Solstice).

* Note: Must catch ferry to Oban no later than 30th June. Must return home for band rehearsal on 3rd July 2019.

Mallaig to Arnadale Ferry Route

Ferry Timetable

Ferry Fares - Pay this fee (included with a 'Hopscotch' ticket but only valid for 31 days).

Arrive at Armadale

Stay at Rubha Phoil (Earth Ways) Campsite. (fee: £10 per night)

Address: Pier Road, Armadale, Isle Of Skye IV45 8RS


Armadale to Sleat

armadale sleat

Armadale to Dunscaith Castle

Dunscaith Castle to Sligachan

(alternative) Armadale to Campsite at Sligachan

Sligachan Hotel Campsite


Tel: (+44) 1478 650 204  Email: RESERVATIONS@SLIGACHAN.CO.UK


Fee: £8.00 per night

Skywalker Hostel (from £17 per night)

Address:The Old School, Portnalong IV47 8SLFrom Sligachan take the A863 for 5 miles to the turn off for Carbost which takes you onto the B8009.

Proceed through Carbost to Portnalong then take a left when you see our sign (bright green signs saying Skyewalker Hostel are situated at every junction from Sligichan).

Sligachan Campsite Map

Skyewalker Hostel Map

suist skywalker map

Tuesday - visit waterfalls , head to Elgol stopping at Strathaird to find stone circle

Wednesday - visit nearby waterfalls to campsite

Thursday  - visit Isle Of Raasay

Friday - visit caves and beaches

Saturday - head to Dunvegan to arrive approx. 6.00pm




Places To Visit

Ancient Monuments

Cairns: near to Kenseleyre

Kilvaxter Souterrain

Address: A855, Kilvaxter, Isle of Skye, Highlands and Islands, Scotland


Dunscaith Castle

Address: Tokavaig Road, Tokavaig

Dunvegan Castle (£14.00 admission fee) 

Address: Dunvegan, IV55 8WF

Eilean Donan Castle (fee: £9.00 concessions)

Address: Dornie by Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8DX

Neist Point, Glendale near Dunvegan

Rubha nam Brathairean (Brother’s Point)

Located on the Trotternish Loop on the Isle of Skye. The car park is in Culnacnoc, 13 miles (25 minutes of driving) north of Portree. To get here, take A855 north from Portree. Just past the Glenview Hotel (which will be on your left), there is a car park on the left hand side of the road.

The Aurora Borealis Night Sky over Glendale

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A landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish

1st visit to the Storr

campsite to storr

The Storr and Waterfalls

old man of storr

2nd visit to the Storr

dunvegan to storr

Kensaleyre Sites

kensaleyre sites

Clach Ard Symbol Stone Map

clach ard stone map

Kilvaxter Souterrain Map

Lealt Falls, Portree

Isle of Skye Market Square, Broadford  (A87 | Situated next to the coop, Broadford IV49 9AB)

Hours: Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 Sat 10:00 - 16:00 Closed on Sundays

Places to Eat in and around Dunvegan

The Caledonian Cafe (worth a try but might be over priced)

Address: Wentworth St, Portree IV51 9EJ

Dunvegan Prawn & Mussel Bar (highly recommended)

Address: A863 | Dunvegan Public Carpark, Dunvegan IV55 8WA

Yurtea & Coffee (recommended)

Address: 17 Lochbay | Skyeskyns, IV55 8GD

Steinn Inn (average)

Address: MacLeod's Terrace, Waternish PH49 4HT

Munros Bar (highly recommended) 

Address: Taigh Ailean Hotel, Portnalong IV47 8SL

No 2 Down The Lane (new place - no review atm)

Address: Ach Na Mara, Bayfield Rd, Portree IV51 9EL

Food Shops & Supermarkets

Co-Op Supermarket and market in Broadford

Shops in High Street, Portree


Weather Report

The climate in Isle of Skye during May can be summarized as cool and damp. May is in the spring in Isle of Skye and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (55°F), whilst at night 5°C (42°F) is normal.

Daytime temperature: 12.8°C

Nightly temperature: 5.3°C

Average temperature: 9°C

Daily sunshine: 6.4 hrs

Average rainfall : 105 mm

Rainy days: 19 days

Sea temperature: 9.9°C

Humidity: 82%

Windspeed: 12 mph

On average May is the driest month of the year in Isle of Skye with around 105mm of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably. On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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