To get to Elgol you take the B8083 single track road that heads south west from Broadford. You can drive this yourself or take the bus. The road leads you through Strath Suardal and past the ruined Cill Chriosd (Christ’s Church) and its fascinating and superbly located graveyard, which contains several Commonwealth War Graves. Well worth a stop to look around
As the road approaches Loch Slapin it passes through the village of Torrin. Amy’s Place is an excellent café serving wonderful homemade cakes here with a spectacular view of the Cuillin. It is not open every day so check if you do not want to be disappointed. Information on opening times can be found on their website or their Facebook page here or via Twitter.
You will probably meet some of the local Highland cattle on the road – they are not in a hurry, and are very photogenic. The increasing number of large motorhomes travelling the very narrow road at least give you practice in getting out of the way of the Elgol bus! The approach to Elgol itself is steep – there is limited parking at the harbour from where you can take boat trips across to Loch Coruisk or further afield to the Small Isles – plenty of wildlife to be seen here. Contact Bella Jane Boat Trips or Misty Isle Boat Trips for further information. There is some further parking by the village shop, where you can get excellent cakes and coffee, along with some souvenirs. Please be considerate in your parking – this is a popular village for tourists, but its location means parking is of necessity limited so be sure not to damage the verges or block access for those going about their business
Then just take some time to look at the wonderful sandstone cliffs and capture some photographs of the Cuillin in the near distance. There are delicious cakes, coffee and sandwiches, together with locally prduced crafts available from the Elgol Shop