Days 1 & 2 – 12th/13th May 2017
A few years ago we drove through Skye on our way to the Outer Hebrides. On that trip, which we enjoyed so much, we only stopped over one night at Uig en route to Tarbet (Harris) but loved the scenery and felt that we wanted to explore Skye and its neighbouring island Mull.
Our first overnight stop was at Arrochar, located at the head of Loch Long, just minutes along the road from Loch Lomond and therefore not far off our route. Before dinner, to stretch our legs after the day’s drive, we had a short walk along the shores of the Loch and as a pair of oystercatchers flew in front of us we felt we were already in a different location/environment.
The next day we had reasonable weather and were able to stop regularly to take in the beautiful scenery of the mountains and lochs.
We found where we were staying on the peninsula of Waternish in the north of Skye quite easily and were not disappointed with the very modern and comfortable accommodation of The Lookout with its stunning views.
The view from the balcony with the Outer Hebrides in the distance
That evening we walked down to the village of Stein (1.3 miles) where we had a drink and dinner; all of which was most welcome.
The Waternish peninsula with the village of Stein and the Stein Inn!
The Stein Inn is the oldest pub on Skye and, just for its setting alone, well worth a visit.
We also ate once at The Loch Bay restaurant which, although much pricier, served very good food.
For real foodies The Three Chimneys restaurant has a very fine reputation and is not very far away, but didn’t fit in to our itinerary (or probably our budget).