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ABOUT THE AREA OF NORTHWEST SKYE

The small crofting township of Upper Milovaig which overlooks Loch Pootiel and its breathing taking waterfall , consists of a scattering of houses in the north west of Skye, and is just two miles from the village of Glendale where you can find local amenities such as local shops, Post Office cafe/restaurant and a local community hall.

 

Local walks take you to quiet bays, waterfalls, river pools and deserted village ruins. Rich in wildlife and beauty, the area offers plentiful opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as hill walking, fishing, cycling etc. The infamous , well acclaimed three chimney restaurant is in close driving proximity

 

This is an area rich in sights and places of interest, we are but a stone throws away from one of the most famous lighthouse’s in Scotland ,Neist Point Lighthouse, which is well known for its most westerly point on the Isle of Skye, giving excellent views over to the Western Isle’s. This point is regarded as the best place on Skye to see Dolphins, Whales , Porpoises and Basking sharks. The sea around the point is teeming with sea birds including gannets, black guillemots, razorbills and shags.. Neist point is home to several species or rare and unusual plants including alpine plants such as saxifrages. Neist point is an excellent place to fish with fourteen species of fish being caught on Neist point.

 

Close by Dunvegan is North-West Skye’s main village, which is about 10 miles away and offers a range of amenities, including a selection of small
shops, restaurants and a local petrol station, as well as the historical Dunvegan castle, which is built on a rock in an idyllic loch side setting Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the chiefs of Clan Macleoad for 800 years . One of the most beautiful beaches on Skye Coral Beach is in close proximity to Dunvegan.

 

A wider range of facilities are available in the island’s capital Portree approx. 32 miles away.