Out and About – Walking in Sleat on the Isle of Skye

What a fantastic day!  We used the excellent WalkHighlands website to find a low level, short walk and went to Kinloch Forest in Sleat on the Isle of Skye, which is about 40 minutes from Grants, and went to enjoy some lovely winter sunshine.

The views were spectacular looking out over the Sound of Sleat to Sandaig near Glenelg (made famous by Gavin Maxwell author of The Ring of Bright Water), Knoydart and Ben Sgritheall, a Munro above the village of Arnisdale.

Sandaig and Ben Sgritheall
Looking over the Sound of Sleat from the Isle of Skye towards Sandaig, Ben Sgritheall and Knoydart.

There were also some magnificent views down the Sound towards Mallaig, looking past Isleornsay.

Isleornsay on the Isle of Skye
Isleornsay on the Isle of Skye, taken in the winter sun from Kinloch Forest near the old township of Leitir Fura.

When we had finished we drove just down the road to the lovely Kinloch Lodge and treated ourselves to a really tasty afternoon tea.  Tony thought he should also take the opportunity to sample some of their range of Scottish beers, of course.  Delicious!  The day makes a perfect day out from Grants during your stay with us.

And I think the weather is always like this, isn’t it??