Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Sun, 2009-12-27
Kyle of Lochalsh is the largest village in Lochalsh and has the most amenities, including a leisure centre, boat trips, fantastic views of the Skye Bridge and the Cuillin Range. The Kyle Tourist Information Centre will advise you on local attractions.
“Walking the bridge” is a good place to get started – the bridge to Skye at Kyle of Lochalsh. There is a cycle/pedestrian path adjacent to the trunk road and it offers a safe (if at times breezy) way of “walking” the sea to Skye. The two bridges have panoramic views in each direction and give you an idea of the attraction that Eilean Ban had for Gavin Maxwell (you can look down on the whitewashed cottage as you walk past). If you are lucky you might see an otter or two playing by the shore.
Kyle of Lochalsh is the gateway to the Isle of Skye and the whole of Wester Ross. This is an unspoilt area of heather and tree-covered hills, and mountains with streams and waterfalls running down to the sea. There are great walks, many places to visit, lots to do, and wildlife-watching trips to enjoy. There are various transport options, from mini bus tours of Skye & Wester Ross, trains to Inverness, buses from Inverness, Glasgow & Edinburgh, car hire, bicycle hire and various taxis. Other places of interest include Glenelg, Plockton, Glen Shiel.
Also See: Plockton and Balmacarra
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