Charming Waternish Pennisula

Fascinating rural area offering a magnificent views and unspoiled countryside, home to traditional crafts and charming villages.

  • Traditional crafts
  • Stunning scenery
  • Demonstration of making sheepskins
  • Stop for refreshments
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3h30

  • Max. passengers

    30

  • Booking Code

    E-PRT6

  • From

    $ 159

  • Notices

    Warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes

Of the three most prominent peninsulas projecting northwest into the Minch from the Isle of Skye, Waternish is in the center. This rural area is fascinating but often overlooked. It offers a range of magnificent views and unspoiled countryside, home to traditional crafts and charming villages. Today will be filled with breathtaking views and photo opportunities. Cross the island pass through Skeabost, at the head of Loch Snizort Beag in the southern end of the Trotternish peninsula. Then it’s on to Camuslusta and Lusta, with views of the quaint village of Stein, the Waternish Peninsula’s main harbor.

Then continue up the peninsula to the Skyeskyns Tannery for a demonstration on how to make sheepskins using time-honored methods of leathermaking—one of mankind’s oldest crafts. Enjoy a guided tour of the workshop and see the traditional implements used by the tanner, including the beam, paddles, racks, buffing wheel, horse, and iron. You won’t want to miss a demonstration of the lengthy hand-finishing process that helped create the world-famous Highland hand-combed fleece, exclusive to Skyeskyns. You can also visit the showroom and browse the range of luxurious fleeces and quality leather goods. This might be where you find the perfect keepsake of your visit to the magical Isle of Skye! Stop for refreshments at Skeabost Hotel, a stunningly refurbished former hunting lodge set in an idyllic location with spectacular views.

Practical information:

  • Included: Tea/coffee and baked goods.

  • Remarks/requirements: Warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes

  • Walking information: At guests’ discretion, mainly flat and even

  • Language: English.