ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS - when contacting
these providers, please mention Hebridean Hopscotch
On beaches, moors and mountains. There are plenty of walks
casual strolls, challenging hikes for the more experienced and
professionally guided walking for the more ambitious.
Guided walks / climbing /
George Yeomans offers a range of guided walks, scrambles and rock
climbing, from absolute beginner level to experienced
His guided wildlife walks are likely to be of special interest, giving
guests a better chance to view otters, seals (common and grey), eagles
(golden and sea), deer (red and roe), nesting seabirds, dolphins and
minky whales to name but a few. Price £40 per person per
Boats leave Dunvegan Castle jetty every 20 minutes, during the tourist
Adults £6.50 Castle and gardens admission
An STB 4* activity centre, Skye Riding Centre, near Portree, offers
varied trekking & riding opportunities, for experienced riders
absolute beginners. Treks from £20 for an hour, £35
hours (2008) .
Award winning AROS, at Portree offers a programme of exhibitions and
shopping, plus guided minibus tour.
driver a rest
and join a 3 hour ‘On The Wing’ tour from AROS,
which you’ll take a leafy, lush ride.
hairpin bends and travel up onto the top of the island. Maybe
you’ll see an eagle there. Throughout the tour,
learn about the island’s clans, culture, castles,
wildlife and landscape. Price £15 (2008) per adult.
Talisker Distillery, Carbost. Admission (2008 price) of
includes a discount voucher towards a 70cl bottle of single malt
whisky. The distillery shop at Talisker stocks a wide range of rare and
unusual malts. Please note that children under 8 years old are not
admitted to the production areas. Tour times vary through the year -
please see the web site or phone.
Isle of Skye GC, Sconser. 9 holes and 18 tees, beside the sea with
views of the Red Cuillins, the Isle of Raasay and Ben Tianavaig. 18
holes £21, day ticket £27. (Juniors
Anne MacKinnon run the Misty Isle Boat Trips from Elgol to
Loch Coruisk on the Isle of Skye.
The skipper and crew are both local to Elgol and are Gaelic speakers.
In fact it was a direct ancestor of owner/skipper Seumas MacKinnon who
ferried Bonnie Prince Charlie to safety, ( and to whom he allegedly
gave the recipe for Drambuie, this being at the time all he had left to
They do not crave such reward, a mere £12.50 is the fare
for trip of a lifetime, although many people return time
Bella Jane is
a modern, powerful,
fully licensed vessel, built in traditional style and
accommodating up to 30 passengers. It sails from Elgol to Loch Coruisk,
offering the opportunity to view the seal colony and other
wildlife. Landing and non-landing fares available,
£14 return. AquaXplore is aboard Bella
Jane’s sister craft , the Rachel Charlotte, a 9 metre
power boat (rib-style). Travelling at speeds up to around 25 knots,
trips of up to 8 hours are available, with time ashore to explore
remote islands and their wildlife. Landing and non-landing excursions
available, from £20.
0800 731 3089
or 01471 866244.