Isle of Skye Weekender
FridayArriving at Inverness airport, we’ll jump into our van for the beautiful drive across the highlands to Portree on the Isle of Skye (3 hours). First we’ll pass through Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, where we’ll pick up any guests arriving by train and have lunch in a cosy local café. After an introduction to landscape photography from your tutor, we’ll be back on the road looking out for the best places to stop for photographs. Once we cross the bridge into Skye there’ll be no shortage of incredible views.
Arriving in Portree in the afternoon we’ll check into the guesthouse for a rest before meeting for a few pre-dinner drinks in the bar.
SaturdayToday will be spent exploring the spectacular and otherworldly Trotternish peninsular, starting with a bracing uphill walk to the ‘Old Man of Storr’ rock formation (4.5km). Mealt waterfall and the aptly named ‘Kilt Rock’.
We’ll stop for lunch in the village of Staffin before taking the road inland for incredible views of the Quiraing: a breathtaking cliff formation caused by a massive ancient landslip.
A short drive further and we’ll enter a different landscape entirely: the mossy volcanic hillocks and pools of the ‘Fairy Glen’.
Back in Portree we’ll settle down to dinner in a local pub look at the best images from the day, as picked out by the tutor. Later, for those that want to, we’ll head out to capture the twinkling lights of the harbour in the twilight.
SundayWe’ll start the day with (weather permitting) a boat trip, training our cameras on spectacular coastline and, if we’re lucky, seals, eagles and other wildlife.
After returning to Portree there’s time for a demonstration of landscape photo editing techniques from your tutor, as well as a rest or a wander round the town. Later me'll meet up again for drinks, a final dinner and a display of today’s best shots.
MondayThis morning we’ll rise early to check out and drive south to Skye’s mysterious Fairy Pools. This series of blue pools is connected by streams and waterfalls and is great for experimenting with slow shutter speed photography.
After another tasty lunch it’s time to say goodbye to Skye and cross back to the mainland. But before we leave this magical island there’s one last photo pportunity: the ruins of a 15th century castle, Caisteal Maol, sitting across from a harbour of bobbing boats.
From there we’ll drive back to Inverness for our onward journeys home.
Travel Options:If travelling from London we recommend either of the following options. Transport from Inverness to Skye will be provided by Frui.
Caledonian Sleeper train:
Departs London Euston at 21:15 23rd April Arrives Inverness 08:39 24th April
Departs Inverness 20:45 27th April Arrives 07:47 28th April
EZY153 Dep London Luton: 09:40 Arr Inverness: 11:10
Accommodation:For this weekender, we suggest staying at:
The Skye Inn
- 4 days photography tuition & handouts
- Specially designed Itinerary, Planning and all Excursion
- Nightly Photo Feedback Session
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