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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

The Highland Ordnance Company

4 Lochside, Isle of Skye IV55 8WB, UK – 01470 521535

Don't be put off by the guns, this shop also sells camping equipment like pegs, lamps, stoves etc and proper waterproof clothing.

This gun shop is old school filled with all sorts of grand things. The proprietor is very knowledgeable when it comes to talking anything guns. Grand place

Fasgadh Stores

Isle of Skye IV55 8WA, UK – 01470 521432

Great little shop for general supplies. Ideal if you are staying in remote local villages near Dunvegan. Variety wise 3 star but scored 4 as the shop seemed clean, reliable and food we had was goid quality and tasty. And just for being there.

Called in and got some milk, Skye Gold, loo roll and some logs. Reasonable price. Friendly service. Convenient and reasonable price. Easy to get to and has everything you need whist holidaying.

Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Kinloch Campsite

Kinloch Campsite, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8WQ, UK – 01470 508009

Absolutely stunning views of the loch and a prime location for exploring the island. Loved our stay. The new ablution block is great, with lovely showers and washing up areas. Felt peaceful from the moment we arrived. Well worth the money.

Just got back from an amazing week away staying at the Kinloch Campsite. Would highly recommend. Stunning views and within walking distance of Dunvegan Castle. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance. Friendly and helpful owners who gave great advice on local garages when our car ran into trouble. Very clean facilities, great showers!

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!