Things to do around Lochalsh & Isle of Skye
The most obvious thing to do in Lochalsh is relax. The area is easy to drive about and because of its National trust land, there is always somewhere to park up and go for a stroll. The more quiet and patient people might be rewarded with glimpses of Roe or Red Deer, Pine Martins or even the very rare Scottish wildcat.
Fishing from the shore is a very popular pursuit. Loch Duich, Loch Alsh, loch Carron and Loch Kishorn all have very good fishing. And if game fishing is your forte the local rivers and Lochs abound with Salmon, sea Trout and of course brown trout. If you ask nicely (i.e. buy them a dram) local anglers will be more than happy to tell you which hill lochs are full of the ‘ones that got away!.
The more energetic might find it more fun to go hill walking there are many paths criss-crossing Lochalsh. Some of these are National Trust (which includes Balmacara Woodland Gardens). Others are on Forestry commission land. But there are still others that only a few people use these days. Most of these are for the more inaccessible Lochs, which are usually teeming with trout.
The Five sisters of Kintail and the falls of Glomach are both nearby. These climbs as well as the South Glenshiel Ridge, are for the experienced walkers only, and should not be attempted in bad weather. The National trust ranger at Morvich will be glad to advise visitors further on these spectacular walks.
(Routes and maps are available at Reception.)
When it comes to civilisation, Kyle is the main service area in Lochalsh, and also the largest village. It is therefore hardly surprising that this is where most of the things to do are. There is a swimming Pool, shops, garages, pubs and banks etc. Everything you would expect in a village of this size.
Up the coast is Plockton there is a small boating club. There are also opportunities to hire boats, canoes and dinghies. There are also seal trips around Loch Carron, with a money back guarantee if seals are not spotted.
Close by is the Famous Eilean Donan castle. There is a shop and visitor centre and although in summer it is always busy it is well worth a visit.
This is only a limited selection of things to do. So check the local papers and notice boards around the area for other things to do.