Charming Waternish Pennisula

Fascinating rural area offering a range of magnificent vistas and unspoiled countryside and is home to traditional crafts and charming historic villages.

  • Traditional craft.
  • Stunning scenery.
  • Demonstration of how sheepskins are made.
  • Refreshment stop.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    3h30

  • Max. passengers

    30

  • Booking code

    E-PRT6

  • From

    119 €

  • Notices

    Warm and waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Waternish is the central of the three most prominent peninsulas to project north west into the Minch from the Isle of Skye.  This easily overlooked but fascinating rural area offers a range of magnificent vistas and unspoiled countryside and is home to traditional crafts and charming historic villages. Today there will be plenty of breath-taking views and photo opportunities along the way. Crossing the island pass through Skeabost, at the head of Loch Snizort Beag in the southern end of the Trotternish peninsula and on to Camuslusta and Lusta with views of the pretty village of Stein, the main harbour on the Waternish Peninsula. 

Continuing up the peninsula visit Skyeskyns tannery for a demonstration on how real sheepskins are made using time honored methods of leather making - one of the oldest crafts known to man. Enjoy a guided tour of the workshop and see the traditional implements used by the Tanner: the beam, paddles, racks and buffing wheel, horse and iron as well as the lengthy hand finishing processes, which help to create the world famous Highland hand-combed fleece, which is exclusive to Skyeskyns. If you wish, visit the showroom and browse through the comprehensive range of luxurious fleeces and quality leather goods. Perhaps you’ll find the perfect exclusive and lasting keepsake of your visit to the magical Isle of Skye! Stop for refreshments at Skeabost Hotel, lovingly restored and stunningly refurbished former hunting lodge set in an idyllic location with spectacular views.   

Practical information: 

  • Included: Tea/Coffee and homebake. 

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

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

  • Language: English.