The picturesque village of Plockton sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron. It faces east, so the settlement and bay are generally protected from the prevailing winds. Home to a thriving Highland community and popular with visitors, Plockton is well served by hotels, B&Bs, a small general store, pubs, restaurant and galleries. Information can be found at plockton.com.
Main Plockton meeting point
The Sea Kayak Plockton sign at MacKenzie’s Craft Shop (sat nav postcode IV52 8TP). On reaching the sea front in the village, MacKenzie’s is immediately on the right at the corner. Free parking is available in the public car park adjacent to the Craft Shop and Visitor Centre. Directions if you are travelling by car.
Broadford meeting point
Outside Cafe Sia which is just off the main road in Broadford, South Skye (sat nav postcode IV49 9AB). Broadford is a 10 minute drive from Kyle of Lochalsh using the Isle of Skye road bridge.
Eilean Donan Castle meeting point
We meet outside the Dornie Community Hall (sat nav postcode IV40 8DX). Leaving Eilean Donan Castle, drive towards Kyle of Lochalsh and after approximately 500 metres the Community Hall is on the left hand side, close to an old slipway.
Just under 2 hours from Inverness or Fort William. A bus service operates from Inverness, Glasgow and Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye.
Clan McFadyen Taxis +44 (0)7951 190886 or +44 (0)7900 453031
Kyle Taxis +44 (0)1599 534323
Skye & Kyle of Lochalsh taxi and tour service +44 (0)7770 561905
Direct rail service from Inverness into Plockton along one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Scotland. Alternatively, travel by rail from Glasgow to Fort William and continue your journey by bus to Kyle of Lochalsh. The train from Glasgow continues beyond Fort William to Mallaig. From here, catch the ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye.
A sleeper service is available from Euston, London. For more information about rail services go to Scotrail.
Beyond Plockton there are numerous destinations to choose from. Within an hour’s radius you can reach Portree on the Isle of Skye and gateway to the Outer Hebrides, the dramatic Torridon mountains, Applecross and one of the highest roads in the UK, the Kintail mountains, Glenelg and its Sandaig Islands, and the south Skye Ferry across to Mallaig and Knoydart. Good websites for more information are whatsonskye.com, skye.co.uk and Visit Scotland.