For the independent traveller to the Isle of Skye…
Quiet Skye features locations around the island that are not on a bus tour itinerary and possibly not in the guidebooks though some may be. Most have a history to uncover, views to appreciate and easy walking.
Skye has impressive natural features and lots of people come to see them every year, making these sites extremely busy. If you want to escape the crowds you might find something among Quiet Skye’s suggested trails and locations. However, if you are looking for a big day out, you’ll find great coverage of Skye’s challenging walks and climbs on other websites including Walk Highlands, The Skye Guide and www.isleofskye.com
Quiet Skye supports an ethos of leave no trace. The land here may look rugged but it is environmentally sensitive and easily damaged. To help protect Skye’s environment, look out for suggestions for parking, advice on recycling, dogs and care of livestock. Look out for rubbish, recycling and coffee symbols along the way. Don’t forget to bring your multi-use coffee cup if you have one!
You probably know that many roads on Skye are single track so drive carefully, especially in the summer season when they are busier than usual.
Locations and trails are listed under Pages, this is a work in progress with many more locations to be added soon. In the Posts I’ll update you with more seasonal images of Skye’s flora and fauna as they begin to put in an appearance. I’ll also flag up community events including walks, talks and make suggestions for things you could try while you’re here.
I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel, there are already a gazillion webpages that review walking trails and feature Skye and the Highlands in excellent ways but I wanted to bring together in one place a handful of the sometimes overlooked and quiet corners, just in case that’s what you’re after!
Thanks for reading!