This is The Cuillin a visual treat of shattered peaks, vertical faces and precipitous ridges, in summer an exhilarating and challenging outing, in winter a major mountaineering expedition. Viewed early from Glen Brittle, or late in the day from Elgol to the south, this is the photographers view of the finest range of hills in the United Kingdom, and a stop at Sligachan offers the traveller a vista that is truly unforgettable.
The visitor can find the larger towns and villages of Skye can be found in this part of the Island, Broadford offers all tourist facilities and a wonderful view over the bay, further north the Island capital Portree has an old fashioned appeal, with colourful houses and traditional harbour, yet offers all modern services. Smaller settlements include Carbost, home of the Talisker Distillery, on the shores of Loch Harport, and Sconser, the ferry embarkation point for the Isle of Raasay. A nature lover's delight, the fragmented coastline and clear blue waters of the island's north end contrast with the green hills of the south, dominated by the castellated prominence of Dun Caan.
Unravel the intangible mysteries of this magical Isle by driving back roads offering wonderful views of ever changing topography, dramatic lighting on the hills and lochans on the road to Elgol, precipitous Minginish cliffs and cascading waterfalls at the end of the Portnalong road, salmon rivers and forests along the Struan hill road, which affords a view of the inlets and islands of Loch Bracadale that will linger in the memory forever.