is the ideal location for exploring the dramatic scenery of the Trotternish Peninsula
. Perhaps the most arresting sight is the remarkable Quiraing
, an array of crazy pinnacles, grassy platforms and sheer rock walls formed by the mountain above collapsing in a series of landslips. One of the best walking trails on Skye
starts at Flodigarry
and leads up into the Quiraing
. For the less energetic, why not take a gentle ramble down the new path from the hostel to the stony beach, where fossils
can be found. Details of these walks and many others on Skye can be found on the Isle of Skye Walks
Just a few kilometres away are the ruins of Duntulm Castle, once the stronghold of the Chiefs of Clan Donald. Today this a great location to enjoy magnificent sunsets and views of the Outer Hebrides. Also near Duntulm is the walk out to beautiful Rubha Hunish, Skye’s most northerly point and one of the best places in Scotland for whale watching. 5 kilometers south of Flodigarry is Staffin Museum, where the exhibits include dinosaur footprints as well as many other fossils found on the local coast.
The excellent Museum of Island Life is at Kilmuir, about 13km away, whilst the famous Old Man of Storr rock pinnacle is well seen when approaching Flodigarry from Portree. For island-hoppers, ferries to the Isles of Harris and North Uist sail from Uig, about 15km distant. It is possible to visit all these places using local buses from the hostel (not Sundays).
The following are links to some useful contacts/websites –