Majestic Isle of Skye - Adventure and Explore Week

 30 May
 Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
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 Large Outdoors
This year we are offering two different trips to Skye, this is the adventure and explore week, which is our gentler walking week. We will still be exploring all of the famous and most stunning parts of Skye but the day walks will not be quite so long and there will be more time to explore other aspects of Skye, from the pretty fishing village of Portree to the amazing array of galleries and craft shops. For something just a bit tougher why not check out our Classic Walk Week which include 5 days of long walks exploring some of the most spectacular mountains and scenery to be found on Skye. Arriving late on Saturday afternoon the evening will be spent settling ourselves in to our stunning and cosy remote cottage. We will enjoy a lovely welcome meal and discuss the plans for the week. Each morning you will be able to enjoy a hearty breakfast before we head out for the days adventures. The exact itinerary for this week will be dictated by the group and the weather but we will always enjoy a short 4-8 mile day walk exploring places such as the world famous Old Man of Storr, the Quairaing, Dunvegan and the pretty port town of Portree. We hope to include a pretty boat tour from Elgol across the loch to Loch Coruisk before walking back along the shore to where we began... This is a truly beautiful area. When we are not walking we will be visiting local galleries, craft stores and of course a whole range of amazing little tea shops. The price of this event includes all food for the week, with the exception of two nights when we will head to a local restaurant to sample some of the most amazing fresh fish restaurants this part of Scotland has to offer. As normal on our events, tea and coffees will be provided you just need to bring anything alcoholic you wish to enjoy over the course of the week. Getting there: Skye is a long way... and with this in mind we will put everyone in touch with each other beforehand so that you can arrange car shares etc. Last year for example groups broke the journey and all met up in Glasgow on the Friday night before enjoying a leisurely drive to Skye on Saturday stopping at famous tourist spots and view points along the way. About our accommodation: Our venue for this event can only be described as spectacular. This beautiful 18th century house, the former dower house of Dunvegan Castle, has been sympathetically and stylishly refurbished to create a wonderfully spacious, over three floors. With a fantastic kitchen/dining/sitting room which stretches the full length of the house. The door to the garden brings the outside in as do the many of the long windows – it is a lovely room. The large Aga at one end and the wood burning stove at the other end make this cosy all year, and it joins directly to the snug, where you can curl up and read or watch TV. The open plan sitting room on the first floor has a wonderful view of the sea loch and Castle, while the top floor library provides a quiet retreat. You can view images of the accommodation below. The Beautiful Uiginish Lodge sits at the end of a single track road on the North West coast of Skye and beyond are long walks along the shoreline, cliff tops and beaches where there is nothing but the sound of birdsong and the sea. It is a truly spectacular location – just walk from the garden across the paddock and you are at the seashore and the views of Dunvegan Castle are wonderful. Eagles are regular visitors here and you have a good chance of seeing these magnificent creatures along with numerous other wildlife including the famous Dunvegan seals, otters, deer and a multitude of birds. Rooms are offered on either a shared twin basis or in double rooms.

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