Borgh na Sgiotaig
Situated on the Trotternish Peninsula Borneskitaig (Borgh na Sgiotaig, the fort of the Sketaig) is a dispersed crofting settlement in the parish of Kilmuir. A Broch or Dun once stood nearby, but little remains today as the stones have been robbed for other uses.
The local area is a haven for wildlife such as Basking Sharks, Otters & Sea Eagles all of which may spotted.
The Trotternish Ridge includes the Old Man of Storr rock formations and...
... the Quiraing, often featured in films.
One of the few sandy beaches on the island is located at Staffin on the east side of the peninsula along with the magnificent Kilt Rock waterfall close by.
There are a number of cafes in the area such as the Ellishader Art Cafe and the Telford Tea Room. Thomas Telford built the original bridge over the River Kilmaritn close by.
Also in Staffin is the Columba 1400 centre, an award-winning social enterprise charity, which has its own restaurant and is highly recommended as a place to eat.
Nearby in Kilmuir is the fascinating "Museum of Island Life" which includes a set of nineteenth century thatched cottages.
Visitors to the museum are taken back in time. Through the various cottages and artefacts they can experience how crofters lived and work on the Island over 150 years ago.
A few yards further on is Flora MacDonald's grave.
The ruins of Duntulm Castle, and an Iron Age "Souterrain" are close by and definitely worth a visit, whilst the surrounding area is truly spectacular and an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.
The Whitewave Outdoor Centre at Linicro, just a short distance away, offers a range of outdoor pursuits including kayaking, canoeing, sailing and guided walks and climbs across the hills and mountain paths.
Just 5 miles away the fishing village of Uig with it's ferry terminal is the gateway to the Outer Hebrides. Ferries run from here to the Western Isles on a daily basis, so visitors can make a day trip to them.
Uig, in addition to a petrol station, has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants, a local bakery/shop and a pottery, all within walking distance of each other.
It is also the home of the Isle of Skye Brewery.
The island's capital, Portree, with its picturesque harbour full of boats, encircled by multi coloured restaurants and white washed cottages, is just 20 miles away. This bustling, atmospheric town boasts an excellent selection of interesting local shops, together with bars, restaurants and cafes.
There is also a swimming pool and leisure centre. Boat trips run from Portree harbour so you can encounter the local sea life close to hand.
The area is a paradise for those who enjoy walking, climbing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, bird watching or just totally relaxing.
So why not take a gentle walk down to Camas Mòr.....