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chris.maddock
22 Jan 2013 - 4:33 PM

It also depends on how recently you drove down it - a lot of stretches have been upgraded over the last few years, good surface, decent passing places, etc. The only bits I'd describe as a bit of a pain now are where the road goes through villages/hamlets.

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22 Jan 2013 - 7:12 PM

The last few times I went to Skye I used the CCC site at Edinbane. Can thoroughly recommend it for either camping or caravanning.


Quote: This is fab thankyou so much everyone for your help,. Has the island got plenty of fuel stations or is that a stupid question!.

There are plenty of petrol stations (albeit expensive) but you can drive right round the island several times on a tankful of fuel.

One tip - many of the most evocative views of Skye landscapes need to be taken from the sea. So plan to hire a boat for at least some of the time. The other "best views" tend to be taken from quite high up - so take your climbing boots. You can get some good photographs from within half a mile of the road - but not the best.

Phoenix
Phoenix  131871 forum posts
22 Jan 2013 - 9:05 PM

Another vote for Skye Picture House

As for the road to Elgol, I've regularly gone down it with my eyes closed

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 9:38 PM


Quote: I've regularly gone down it with my eyes closed

Ah... that's where I was going wrong! Tongue

chris.maddock
22 Jan 2013 - 10:10 PM


Quote: I've regularly gone down it with my eyes closed
Ah... that's where I was going wrong! Tongue

He omitted to say that his eyes were closed because I was driving Wink

Andy1979
Andy1979  7754 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:19 PM

Well a big thanks to everyone for helping me out managed to get a cottage booked up for a week in may for 500 the place we found was dunvegan, Cant wait now!.

chris.maddock
28 Jan 2013 - 8:02 PM


Quote: Well a big thanks to everyone for helping me out managed to get a cottage booked up for a week in may for 500 the place we found was dunvegan, Cant wait now!.

Well done - enjoy Wink

If you want a starting point for a list of locations that might interest you, here's my one;
http://www.f22.org.uk/Articles/LazyPhotographer/LazyPhotographer07-Skye.htm

Last Modified By chris.maddock at 28 Jan 2013 - 8:03 PM Helpful Post! This post was flagged as helpful
Campervanman
Campervanman e2 Member 6711 forum postsCampervanman vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 9:28 PM

Can I add my thanks to this very useful thread as I plan to head to Skye in October in the camper. Intend to stay for three or four weeks.

Andy1979
Andy1979  7754 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 10:37 PM

Spot on chris this will be very helpfull. Thank you so much mate!.

scottishphototours

One more thing to think about here Andy is fuel. There is a very small and expensive garage in Dunvegan area, but the cheapest fuel is in Portree so you'll need to go there or Broadford for fuel. Skye is a VERY big island and you can do a lot of miles - count on taking 40 mins minimum on driving from Portree to Broadford, around 30 from Dunvegan to Portree and 40 mins from Portree to the north of the island. The drive from Dunvegan to Neist Point is around 35 mins too.

Campervanman - sunset at Neist Point is a must see...enjoy.

Andy

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