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12 Things to do in and around Torrin, Skye

1. Take a boat from Elgol to Loch Coruisk.
Misty Isle Boat Trips 01471 866288
Bella Jane Boat Trips 01471 866244

2. Climb Bla Bhein (Blaven), the jagged ‘blue’ mountain overlooking Torrin

3. Five mile Walk to Camasunary Bay from Kilmarie (on the way to Elgol)
Park at NG545172

4. Visit Torrin Beach. Turn left as you come out of Hawthorn Dene and head a few hundred metres up the road to the cattle grid at NG580206. Turn right off the road (South) and walk down the track. When you reach the end of the road you will pick up a rough path through the trees and bushes that will take you right to the sand. Best at low tide, check tides here.

5. Visit artist Meg Miller’s Studio and Gallery at A’Chuibheall in Torrin. Meg’s is the timber house on the left hand side just before the cattle grid if you are walking up the road towards the turning for Torrin Beach (see 4. above). Beekeeper Meg also sells Torrin honey.

6. Visit Amy’s Place Tea Room & Gifts, a few hundred metres further down the road to Elgol Open Tues-Sat 11.30-5pm (Closes 3pm Saturday) 01471 822847.

7. Walk the Marble Line between Broadford and Cill Chriosd (Kilchrist) ruined church, Swordale and up to the old marble quarry.

8. Long Walk to the Cleared Coast villages of Boreraig and Suisnish

9. Swim in Torrin Pools. Leaving Torrin towards Elgol pass Amy’s Place and Torrin Bunkhouse on your left. On the right you will come to the river. (Park on the side of the road) and follow the river up to find the pools.

10. Shorter Walk to Dun Ringill iron age fort on the coast at Kilmarie (on the way to Elgol)

11. Visit Mrs Mack’s Wee Takeaway a mobile takeaway service by the Old Quarry on the shores of Loch Slapin. Open Mon-Sat 11-4pm 07881 664009. May close in inclement weather.

12. Walk on the sandy beach at Ashaig. Great for dogs, but also for humans. Views over to Pabay, Scalpay, Loch Carron and down to the Skye Bridge. Take the A87 out of Broadford back towards the Skye Bridge, through Harrapool and Upper Breakish. Immediately before the second narrow bridge (with an Ashaig sign on it) turn left marked Lower Breakish 1 (mile). After a few hundred yards, where the road bends to the left (towards Lower Breakish) turn right towards the beach (feels more like straight on). Park up before the road runs out. Short walk to the expansive beach. If the burn is in full spate, there is a bridge.

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