The Skye Guide is an independent and personal view of the Isle of Skye. The things that are included in the guide are here because I like them - and because I think you might too. If something is not included, it may be because I would not recommend it to you, but it may be simply that I have not experienced it.
I am happy with that ambiguity...
St. Columba's Isle
Just below the bridge where the main road between Portree and Dunvegan crosses the River Snizort, close to the Skeabost House Hotel, there is a well hidden and fascinating bit of Skye's history - St. Columba's Isle. There you will find ancient ruins and graves, stretching back over many centuries.
You can get close to it by car if you use the old road that runs just to the north of the current one. Take the turning to Tote at NG422485. Immediately after crossing the cattle grid, turn left and continue to the end of the road.
Cuillin - Garbh-bheinn
At 808m high, Garbh-bheinn (sometimes anglicised as Garaven) is one of only two mountains on Skye classified as a Corbett (between 2,500 and 2,999 ft high). The other is Glamaig. Despite not reaching Munro status, an ascent of Garbh-bheinn, whose name means 'rough mountain', is right at the extreme end of what constitutes a hillwalk. Reaching the summit requires putting hand to rock, but not before you've reached 40m from the top. The last section is a little narrow in places and is best tackled in decent weather.
Edinbane Lodge is an ancient Skye hostelry which dates from 1543. It was given a wonderful new lease of life in 2018 as the first solo venture by talented local chef Calum Montgomery. The old building has been refurbished to a good standard and is a very comfortable place to spend an evening.
Calum was born on Skye, learnt his trade at the famous One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow, returned to Skye to become Head Chef at Ullinish, and then took the same role at Kinloch Lodge under Marcello Tully. Now he is producing really great food in Edinbane.
Sleat - Leitir Fura
Leitir Fura is an abandoned village in a magnificent setting above the Sound of Sleat. The views from the village, and indeed from much of the walk, are excellent. This is a well waymarked circular route of about 7km. The paths are good and clear, but can be muddy in places. The starting point is a car park, about a mile along a forestry road in Kinloch Forest at NG704161. It is signed from the A851, four miles south of Broadford, almost opposite the Drumfearn road end. At the car park you will find information boards with a map and details of the walk.