Old Man of Storr & Storr LochsCommon SealGorse in the spring

Location

Kingsburgh is a small township located in the northerly Trotternish peninsula of Skye.  Although only 8 miles north of Portree and a mere half mile down a private road from A87 leading to Uig, Kingsburgh is totally secluded – and the boathouse is spectacularly located just a few steps from the private rocky shoreline.  The view southwards is of the whole Cuillin ridge, beyond Skeabost, and to the north, the distant hills of South Harris give shelter to the nearer Ascrib Isles.

This is an ideal spot for mooring a private yacht, or for braving the local tides on surfboards or in kayaks.  Anglers may find some catch from the rocky promontory seaward of the boathouse.  And even if there are no bites, you won’t be disappointed by the wildlife visitors; regulars are the otter, seals and porpoises in the loch and the landward neighbours – notably the hares (5 most recently) and the stoat family.  Birdlife is also a joy: the buzzards, the heron, the grey-lag geese, the oyster-catchers, with their chums the curlews, and the incalculable gannets, shags and terns.  A special treat is the eagle, high above the distant trees.

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