Campsites on the Isle of Skye

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Bornesketaig (Skye)

Fee:£2-3, 1 person incl. car
Setting: The site is in the northwest of Skye (Troternish) Follow the A855 from Duntulm to Uig or vice versa. Leave the A855 in Kilmuir (between Duntlum and Uig) and drive towards the coast. The site is at the beach next to a small museum.
Region:Skye (North)
Sanitary:small, but clean
Commenst: not overcrowded , open fire possible at the beach

Dunvegan (Isle of Skye)

Site: Kinloch Follart
Fee:4.00 (1 person/bicycle)
Setting:south from Dunvegan. Turn of the street to Sligachan at the outskirts of Dunvegan.
Ground:slightly sloping
Infrastructure:a hut for campers
Sanitary:clean showers and toilets
Comment:magnificent view over the bay and the McLeod-Tables.
Sightseeing-Tip: Take a boat trip and watch the seals

Edinbane (Skye)

Site: Loch Greshornish Edinbane (Skye)
Fee:7 (2 persons, car)
(Sept. 1999)
Setting:located on the A850 on the banks of Loch Greshornish between Portree and Dunvegan
Ground:lawn, slightly sloping, soaked with water after rain
Infrastructure: drier
Sanitary: clean, unfortunately only 2 showers
Comments: Site is not optimal to explore Skye but good enough for one night

Glenbrittle (Skye)

Site: Glen Brittle Camping Site (Skye)
Tel: (01470) 521206
Fee:4 (per person/night)
(Mai 2002)
Setting: Glenbrittle is a small village at the foot of the Cuillins. The campsite is located at the shore.
Ground: lawn
Infrastructure:shop with a wide range of goods
Sanitary: older , only two showers, showers are free, long walking distance from some pitches to the sanitary.
Comments:tends only, no caravans or mobile homes. Optimal starting point for tours in the Cuillin mountains (Maps are sold in the shop). The site is secluded, the road ends there (Birgit und Jörg, August/September 1999)

In July 99, the site was in a awful condition. The beach was covered with rubbish. The sanitary facilities are a desaster - most of the facilities are rusty or covered with moulder.
The site is, compared to others, rather large. But parts of it are under water when the flood is coming in, so take care where you put up your tent - you might get wet. The reason for the many guests on this site is the solitude road leading to this site. No backpacker is motivated to walk another 21 miles to go back... (Kathrin, July 99)

The showers and toilets have been cleaned and the feel of the toilet block is better - it is still old though. The beach was very nice this last weekend.
Camper vans are now allowed on site - but it is still mostly tents that pitch up. I do not think that caravans can be driven to the campsite - the access road is very narrow and difficult to drive in a car - let alone a car towing something. (Karl, Mai 2002)
Sightseeing-Tip:Cuillin Mountains

Portree (Isle of Skye)

Site: (Photo)
Fee:5 pound (2 persons, tent, no car)
6 pound (2 persons, tent, car)
Setting:1,5 miles from Portree, on the road to Staffin
Ground: partly level, partly extremly sloping
Infrastructure Infrastructure: washing machine
Sanitary:sufficient, Sanitary for disabled
Comments:Just pitch your tend - people will come the next morning to collect the money, lots of midges

Sligachan (Isle of Skye)

Site:Sligachan Campsite
Tel: (01478) 650303
Fee:8.00 (2 persons + car)
Setting:on the A 87 (older maps: A 850) / A 863 between the bridge and Portree. Stunning view over Loch Sligachan, the terrific massifs of the Cullins on the left and right. The noises from the street are disturbing.
Ground:partly hilly, partly level, in some places muddy and marshy, rocky ground - the ground isn't the best but the landscape compensates for that
Infrastructure:washing machine, tumble drier
Sanitary:in need of cleaning
Comment:to expensive in view of the lousy site-condition and the poor Sanitary, well attended, mainly tends. Just pitch up your tend, someone will come to get the money the next morning. Site becomes noisy for half an hour after the closing hour of a nearby pub , drunken campers are showing no consideration for the sleeping guests - not only the germans...
We found that the traffic on the main road behind the camp site died down at night and I would not say it was disturbing. They may have a new warden now - bit the toilets were not dirty, even if a bit old. We had no drunken campers!! - in fact I think you should mention that the pub across the road is very good, particularly for an isolated pub, with several real ales on tap. (John & Dorothy)

Staffin (Isle of Skye)

Site:Staffin Site
Staffin, Portree, Isle Of Skye, IV15 9JX
Tel: 01470 562213
Ground:mainly level
Sanitary:new Sanitary, clean
Comments:Hot water is free, but sometimes its turned of by the owner. A long walk to the post office
Sightseeing-Tip:Ideal starting point for the Quiraing


This site was closed for a year for refurbishment (new shower/toilet block). So the information provided here are not up-to-date.

Site:Uig Camping Site (Photo)
Fee:5,50 (2 persons, tent, no car)
Setting:next to the pier
Ground:the camp site is sloping and extremely muddy after rainfall
Infrastructure:token operated washing and drying machine
Sanitary:Sanitary are old, not enough showers, hot water costs extra (token-operated boilers)
Comments:The lawn is extremely muddy after heavy rain. I have seen people leaving their tents to sleep in their cars. My advice: Pitch your tent at the upper end of the slope

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