Skye’s the limit

After my trip around the north highlands I spent a day in the more central area, cruising the area around Loch ness before spending the night in the Tulloch castle hotel, a bit of deserved luxury.
Next destination was to be the Isle of Skye, recommended as a place of particular beauty.

Even with only two days spent there I was very taken with the place. There were several areas I’d love to explore more, and it struck me as a perfect place to wild camp. Definitely somewhere to revisit in the summer.

Journal

Day 1
Gentle drive from near Inverness towards Skye.
Stopped just before the bridge to visit Eilean Donan castle, set in a stunning location on Loch Alsh.
Castle itself is not as epic as many, but the location makes it worth a visit.
From there carried on to Portree and set up camp in a site must outside town.
Went for a short walk around the area, good views all around including the Old Man of Storr in the distance, tomorrow’s destination.


Day 2
Set off to the car park at the foot of the Storr.
Followed the tourist path up to the Old Man of Storr, a rock formation below the summit of the Storr.
From there followed a smaller path northeast which wound around the back of the ridgeline before working it’s way up to the top.
Superb panoramic views from the top including lakes, mountains and sea.
Descended to the west, following a river down to the car park.
Bit of a scramble in places but not too bad.
Finished the day with a pub dinner and back to the campsite.
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