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A good way to start planning your trip is www.isleofskye.com, you will find useful information about the island, activities, events and links to other websites. Another website is www.skye.co.uk . The Isle of Skye Pod at Camustianavaig is just 5 miles away from Portree, a town with excellent facilities that include supermarkets, a selection of shops, hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities. There is a cinema at the Aros Centre.
There is a wide variety of wildlife in Camustianavaig. On the short walk from the Pod to the shore you can often see herons, gulls, and oyster catchers. Seals are frequent visitors and if you are willing to get up early you might catch a glimpse of the otters that like to run across the shore. Golden eagles and buzzards often visit and nesting on Ben Tianavaig, a pair of white-tailed sea eagles. These sea eagles have been know to fly right over The Isle of Skye Pod, they have been seen fishing salmon from Camustianavaig Bay and can usually be spotted as you climb Ben Tianavaig.
On occasion dolphins and porpoises visit Camustianavaig Bay much to the delight of locals and visitors alike. We have also been lucky enough recently to see two minke whales and one humpbacked whale from The Isle of Skye Pod. There are many boat trips available from Portree and other locations including trips to Loch Coruisk on the MV Bella Jane or trips to St Kilda from Dunvegan. Even on a short boat trip you'll probably see seals, otters, porpoises and dolphins and possibly sea eagles.
The Fairy Pools near Glenbrittle are a stunning collection of crystal clear pools-A great walk to get you into the Cuillin scenery without the need for much scrambling.
For the more experienced climbers with map reading skills (the volcanic rock of the Cuillin is renowned for its compass baffling properties) there are 12 Munros in the Cuillin range, assuring some of the most spectacular climbing in the UK. For experienced walkers (who can read a map) climbing a Cuillin summit is a must do. Skye Guides specialise in providing high quality professional mountain guiding and climbing instruction on the Isle of Skye.
Walking on Skye is a great way to explore the stunning scenery and the abundant wildlife. As Camustianavaig is less than 5 miles from Portree it provides a central location from which to access all areas of the island be it a walk up Ben Tianavaig or a climb up the famous Cuillin.
Ben Tianavaig , just opposite the Pod, makes a fantastic short hill walk , with a beautiful coastal position, a dramatic escarpment and fabulous views.
If you plan to stay in June , July or August please be aware of the midges. Although the Isle of Skye Pod is on the perfect spot to benefit form a sea breeze which keeps the midges away, if the wind drops the midges can make their presence felt.
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Located only 25 miles from the Isle of Skye Pod… Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
Visitors can enjoy a tour of the Castle and delight in the beauty of the Walled, Round and Water gardens, as well as the Woodland Walk.
This is an essential walk for any photographer as it passes though some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland. As part of the Trotternish ridge it has been formed by a massive landslip which has created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock. Choose a clear day and bring your camera.
Based in Portree only 5 miles away the new operation will commence magnificent iconic seaplane scenic tours and charters over one of the World's most amazing landscapes See Skye like you've never seen it before !
Aros is a theatre and cinema on the Isle of Skye, with films showing daily and events all year round, including live music, plays, ballet and opera. Aros is also home to the SeaEagle Exhibition, a way to explore the wildlife and landscapes of Skye whatever the weather. Aros also has a shop and a restaurant.
On a clear night the view of the night sky from the decking at The Isle of Skye Pod can be magical. There is no light pollution and a chance to see many constellations very clearly. The Northern Lights or aurora borealis can sometimes be seen in Camustianavaig. Visit http://www.glendaleskye.com/ for more details on recent sightings. Skye & Lochalsh enjoy some of the darkest skies in Europe. There's plenty to discover, from the bejewelled cluster of the Pleiades or Orion's mighty belt in November, to the magical meteor showers of the Perseids. Visit the Dark Sky website for more details. http://darksky-skye.com/