Things to do on the Isle of Skye
Marsco Bed and Breakfast is featured on the Walk Highlands Website.
There are three Glens and Lochs within a few minutes drive of Marsco Bed and Breakfast.
As you drive down into Glen Brittle your attention will increasingly be drawn to the ever more striking mass of the Cuillin Hills ahead of you.
This ferocious range of mountains, by far the most challenging to climb in Scotland, have a jagged greyness that seems completely out of place in its green island setting.
Half-way down Glen Brittle are the beautiful Fairy Pools, one of our favourite places on Skye. Kate Rew is the author of ‘Wild Swim’ and thinks this is one of the best outdoor bathing spots in the UK.
The Fairy Pools are a series of clear, cold pools and waterfalls formed as Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh tumbles down from the foothills of the Black Cuillins into Glen Brittle.
The location of the Pools beneath the looming bulk of the Cuillins is wonderful, and the drama of the waterfalls and the sinuous beauty of the rock formations carved by the falling water give the Fairy Pools a magical feel.
At the southern end of Glen Brittle, the River Brittle flows into Loch Brittle. There is an excellent beach here – dark sand that reflects perfectly the dark grey of the mountains above.
Carrying the waters of the River Eynort, Glen Eynort runs into Loch Eynort, on the western coastline of the Minginish district of the island of Skye. Here, there are forest and coastal walks and there is an abundance of wildlife.
Talisker Bay lies to the west of the settlement of the same name. The River Talisker empties into the Sea of the Hebrides at Talisker. There is a spectacular walk from here over the cliff top to Fiskavaig.
Trips to St Kilda island are now available from the port of Uig on Skye. Please see gotostkilda.co.uk for details.