Skye trip April 2013


I’ve been looking forward to this trip for months! I picked up my friends and we set off for Skye from Manchester at 0800 hrs. on Friday 26 April. As usual, we stopped off at Inveruglas then later at the Commando Memorial just north of Spean Bridge.

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We arrived at Roskhill Barn around about 1710 hrs. We had a lovely meal of homemade Spaghetti Bolognese and a couple of bottles of beer before we hit the sack, extremely tired after a long days drive.

We woke up on the Saturday, bright and breezy, full of anticipation of what the day would bring. I had already planned some walks in the previous weeks. Today’s was going to be Coire na Creiche and the Fairy Pools circuit. I had selected this walk from the Walk Highlands website. This website is a fantastic resource for anyone planning to do some walks on their Scottish holiday!

The actual walk details are available here.

We arrived at the car park and got into our walking gear by about 1000 hrs. The scenery from the car park itself is stunning, with Sgurr an Fheadain which sits in Coire na Crieche, in the central Cuillin on view.

It’s a short, enjoyable, not too strenuous walk to some rather stunning waterfalls.

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To give you a sense of scale my friend David is standing at the top of the waterfall…

Dave PirieHe looks fairly insignificant, yet he’s about 6′ 4″ tall!

There are some great views over to Sgurr Thuilm from here too!

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After we’d taken our photographs and had a lunch break, we went to visit the Talisker distillery.

TaliskerThis is my idea of heaven!!!

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And here is ‘Team Skye’…

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Sunday was a bit of a washout, with squally showers all day. We did manage to visit Duntulm Castle though…

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We then visited Portree and had lunch at ‘The Lower Deck’

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All in all a thoroughly enjoyable trip – can’t wait for the next one!

UPDATE – October accommodation is booked!!!

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