Your Satnav doesn't really care whether or not you reach your destination, but we do. Please be aware that the Satnav instructions are not always accurate...
The last supermarket before Waternish is in Portree - please make sure you have stocked up before you arrive as there are no shops or petrol stations in Waternish.
No. 6, 6 Ardmore, Waternish, Isle of Skye, IV55 8GW
B886 - Trumpan Church Road
Inverness to Skye Via Loch Ness - Take the A82 road heading for Fort William following the road along Loch Ness, and then join the A887 at Invermoriston. Follow the A887, joining the A87, heading to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.
Inverness to Skye Via Achnasheen - An alternative route leaving Inverness heading North over the Kessock Bridge on the A9, which then joins the A835 at the Tore roundabout. Follow this road joining the A832 after Garve, then join the A890 at Achnasheen. Take this road to Auchtertyre where you join the A87 heading for the Skye Bridge.
Glasgow to Skye - Take A82 Loch Lomond road North and keep on this road to Fort William. Following the A82 heading in the direction of Inverness, turn off the A82 at the Invergarry Hotel, joining the A87 heading to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.
Edinburgh to Skye - Leaving Edinburgh driving north on the M90 then at Perth join the A9 heading north, leave the A9 at Dalwhinnie joining the A889 heading for Spean Bridge. Upon reaching Spean Bridge join the A82 heading in the direction of Inverness, turn off the A82 at the Invergarry Hotel, joining the A87 heading to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.
WARNING! Satellite Navigation systems, google maps etc may route via the Mallaig ferry which is often full or not running. Unless you have pre-booked a ferry and want to go this way, do not head for Mallaig !
The Skye Bridge is a toll free bridge. Continue on the A87 towards Portree. At Sligachan you can either carry on towards Portree by following the A87, or you can turn left towards Dunvegan on the A863. If you need supplies you may want to go via Portree. There is a Co-op just off the main road and also 2 filling stations if you need to top up. If you go via Dunvegan there is 1 filling station and a small grocery shop and a fruit and veg shop. Do not rely on the Dunvegan Filling Station as it has been known to run dry …
Directions via Portree - A87-A850. (approximately 27 miles from No. 6) – the speed limit changes just as you enter the outskirts of Portree. Shortly afterwards you will see a Filling Station on your right. After a few hundred yards you will see the high school on your left and there is a junction here. Turn left. Very shortly thereafter there is another Filling Station on your right. Continue to the roundabout. The Co-op is off to the right of the roundabout. Continue across the roundabout on the main road until you reach the junction at Borve signposted for Dunvegan. Enter the left hand turning lane and turn on to the A850. Continue on this road for approximately 15 miles until you see the sign for Waternish. Turn right. See detailed instructions listed separately.
Directions via Dunvegan – A87-A863-A850. If you turned left at Sligachan, follow the road towards Dunvegan. If you want to go through Dunvegan, carry on the main road A863. When you reach the end of the village you will see a small junction opposite the Car Park before The Dunvegan. Turn right and then right again on to the A850. Follow this road for approximately 4 miles until you see the junction for Waternish on your left. See detailed instructions listed separately.
From the A850, take the turning to Waternish at Fairy Bridge. You will see a bus shelter at this junction - currently housing our local food bank, a table and chair and some flowers - it's not your average bus shelter ! You are now 7.5 miles from No. 6. This is a single track road with passing places. Do not impede following traffic. If another vehicle is behind you, indicate left and pull in to the left at a passing place to allow them to pass. If you meet traffic coming in the other direction, pull in to the left to a passing place unless the oncoming traffic has already done this, in which case proceed towards them and give them a small friendly wave to acknowledge their action. Do not pull in to the right hand side! Continue until you reach the T junction above Stein. Turn right up the hill and round the bend to the left. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles until you reach another T junction. This loop road is signposted for Ardmore/Trumpan. Turn right up the hill and continue to the end of the road, where the road bends sharply to the left. No. 6 is the first house on the left.