Unfortunately, we are beginning to hear complaints from visitors that Skye is 'too crowded'. I have two solutions for people who prefer to have Skye to themselves...
Firstly - don't come in July or August. These are by far the busiest months. The weather is usually much the same in June or September, but everywhere is a little quieter. If you really want it quiet - come in winter - the scenery will still be here, though the summer greens will have been replaced by winter browns. One word of warning - don't expect all the eating places and paid-for attractions to be open if you come in the depths of winter (though some will be open) .
Secondly - if you have to come in peak season, don't go to the places where everyone else goes. Skye is not just beautiful in a few places, it is beautiful all over. Take a chance and explore, or do some research and seek out the quieter spots in advance of your visit. I'm always happy to pass on my suggestions of places I call 'Secret Skye'. I'm posting a just few 'Secret Skye' photos below, most taken in July and August. Can you spot any people...??...!
|Camas a' Mhòr-bheòil - Braes Beach|
|Bharcasaig Beach, Orbost|
|Bearreraig Bay - sorry, a winter picture, but very few people go there in summer!|
|Glen Brittle Forest|
|Loch Losait, near Gillen|
|Biod Bàn, near Neist Point - yes, there is someone in this picture - it's Sue!|