Walking and Climbing
Skye is a paradise for walkers of all abilities. Calath is situated only nine miles from Sligachan and ten miles from Glenbrittle, both popular access points for various walks in the Black and Red Cuillins. Ascents of these peaks are a great challenge for experienced hillwalkers and rockclimbers, whilst gentler walks can be enjoyed into the corries around their base. There are also many spectacular coastal walks in the area when the clouds are down.
Museums, Castles and History
Skye has a rich and romantic history, from plentiful prehistoric remains, through the many castles dating from the times of clan warfare, to the famous escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie aided by Flora MacDonald, and the tragic clearances.
Wildlife and Boat Trips
Skye has a denser population of Golden Eagles than anywhere else in Britain, and these have been joined in recent years by the even larger and more magnificent white-tailed Sea Eagle. Both these birds can be spotted in the area around Carbost and Glenbrittle. Buzzards and herons can often be seen from the kitchen window in the house.
Other Outdoor Activities
The list of other activities than can be enjoyed on Skye are endless. It is a world-class location for kayaking (Whitewave Outdoor Centre can arrange), cycling (hire available), pony trekking and horse-riding (again, centres available), sailing, diving (centre at Stein) and even golf on the 9-hole course at Sconser.
In recent years, Skye has become renowned for its fine restaurants and sea-food with a lot of the businesses doing their best to use locally sourced ingredients. Locally,The Old Inn in Carbost is only twenty minutes walk away serving the usual pub grub, the Sligachan Hotel is nine miles away, also serving pub meals and has a huge range of malt whiskies. The world-famous Three Chimneys restaurant is near Dunvegan, whilst Portree has a great range of dining options.