Seeing & Doing - Uig and the Trotternish Peninsula

Ferry Terminal and Uig Pier

For detailed coverage, you can use Ordnance Survey Landranger map 23 (1:50,000) or Explorer map 408 (1:25,000), both of which cover the entire Trotternish peninsula. You can also view this area interactively in Google Maps or Bing Maps

Uig is on the North West coast of the Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye. Although it is a small village it has a lot to offer. The ferries for Tarbet (which will allow you to visit the joined Isles of Lewis and Harris) and Lochmaddy (on North Uist) leave from here, so it is a good base for touring not only the Trotternish area but also the Outer Hebrides.

Food and Drink

The village boasts its own brewery, with the Isle of Skye Brewery within easy walking distance of the campsite. It offers a range of beers, wines and whisky miniatures, as well as the opportunity to see brewing of Red and Black Cuillin beers in progress.

There is no need for visitors to Uig to go to the same lengths as the herons or the seals to catch fish in the bay. There are a couple of pubs in the village, with the Bakur Bar and Pier Restaurant within 2 minutes walk offering a varied menu as well as the chance to sample local draught beer, or the Ferry Inn a little further around the bay. You can also relax with a cup of tea or coffee at the Orasay Tearoom or at the café next to the local filling station (which is also a takeaway). And for any provisions you need during your stay, there is a small shop next to the filling station, and there is also a shop with a Post Office and bakery on the way in to the village as you approach from the South.

Walking

There are many good walks in the area, ranging from a gentle stroll in the Rha woods to a strenuous two-day hike along the Trotternish Ridge. A hill road beginning from the North of Uig crosses the Ridge close to the Quiraing where many of the Ridge's most spectacular rock formations are to be found. Another attractive walk East from Uig takes you through the remarkable (some would say magical) landscape of the Faerie Glen.

Activities

For those who like to catch their own supper, the pier offers good opportunities for fishing. If that's not to your fancy, you can always take a leisurely cruise on one of the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries, whether just to enjoy the experience of the journey, or to explore the Outer Hebrides.

If you are feeling more adventurous, there is a nearby pony trekking centre. Or you can travel further afield on the Isle of Skye by hiring one of our bicycles.

 

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