Around Torrin and Skye

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LOCATION

Whatever the time or season you’ll find everything for all the family, all interests and all ages: a few minutes walk takes you to the shore of the lovely Loch Slapin and a little further to a wonderful secluded beach.  In fact you need not venture any further than on foot to enjoy the abundant variety of activities that the Torrin area has to offer

AMENITIES

Shopping: Broadford the second largest town in Skye and only 7 miles to the east has an excellent Co-op with a wide range of essential supplies and foods suitable for all tastes.  There is a 24 garage for necessities or late arrivals, and a Bank.  Visit the bakers, butchers, and the Isle of Skye Seafood outlet; the attractive Post Office and shop, outdoor clothing shop, and Skye Silver to name but a few.  Further north, approximately 40 minutes by car or bus, is the busy main island town of Portree

Eating out: You will not have to go far to enjoy the excellent local facilities for snacks, lunches, and evening meals.  Suggestions in the local area are:  Coruisk House, Broadford Hotel (and Gabro Bar), Creelers Bistro, Serpentarium (for soup and sandwich + snakes!).  Further afield are the renowned Kinloch Lodge (in Sleat) and Three Chimneys (at Glendale)

ACTIVITIES

Walking: Enjoy peaceful country strolls or rambles from the cottage into the surrounding areas.  Stretch your legs in the nearby Red Cuillins.  Or take a more serious hike to the Blaven ridge on the other side of the loch

Mountaineering: For which the island is famous.  Hill walking and more serious mountaineering in the famous Black Cuillins.   Specialist facilities and advice are available for guided walks, rock climbing, and ice climbing

Water sports:  Sailing, kayaking, swimming (in summer!); there’s something for everyone

Boat trips: Loch Coruisk (“the Hidden Loch”) from Elgol, or (by arrangement) to Rhum

Cycling: Bicycles are available to hire locally

Trekking & riding: Skye horse riding centres offer everything from gentle treks to something for the more experienced rider

Contemplation:  marvel at the sights, sounds and smells of nature all around, and then just put your feet up with a dram and a good book!