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Tom Stephens, 8 Ashaig, Breakish, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV42 8PZ   tel: +44(0)1471 822771  

How to Find Ashaig Campsite. Directions.

Please click here to go to foot of page to see the map. Please use the map as well as sat nav to find us, as people sometimes get misled by certain sat navs.

The campsite is situated in South Skye, 4 miles west of the Skye Bridge, and 17 miles north of the ferry port of Armadale, from which there are regular sailings from the mainland at Mallaig. See timetables for the Mallaig - Armadale ferry crossing. The campsite is 29 miles from Portree and 3 miles from Broadford.

Directions by road

Directions from Fort William via Cluanie to the Skye Bridge

  

Leave Fort William on the A82 for Spean Bridge. Continue on the A82 at Spean Bridge and along Loch Lochy. At Invergarry take the A87 junction on the left and follow the A87 turning left at Cluanie (signposted Skye Bridge). Continue on the A87 through Glen Shiel, Dornie, and Balmacara (Reraig) until you reach Kyle of Lochalsh (for the Skye Bridge).


Directions from Inverness to the Skye Bridge

  

Take the A82 from Inverness to Drumnadrochit, continue on the A82 to Invermoriston where you turn right onto the A87. Continue on the A87 through Glen Shiel, Dornie and Balmacara (Reraig) until you reach Kyle of Lochalsh (for the Skye Bridge).

It is also possible to go via Dingwall, Contin, Garve, Achnasheen, and Strathcarron via the A835 / A832 / A890, joining the A87 at Auchtertyre; however this route is not advised for caravans because there is a very difficult bit of single track road with a tight bend under a railway bridge near Achnashellach.


Directions from the Skye Bridge

  

Follow the A87 off the Skye Bridge, turning right at the roundabout. Head towards Broadford. After about 5 miles, you will see 40mph speed limit signs. Just after the signs there is a narrow bridge, and immediately after the bridge, on the left, is the campsite, so you need to start slowing down to under 40mph as you approach the speed limit signs, and to no more than 20mph as you cross the bridge.


Directions from Fort William via the Mallaig - Armadale Ferry

  

Leave Fort William area and take the A830 until you arrive at the Mallaig ferry terminal. The crossing to Armadale on Skye only takes about 15 minutes. After you leave the ferry take the main road A851 north towards Broadford. After 15 miles you will come to the A87 road junction. Turn right, away from Broadford, towards the Skye Bridge for 2 miles. Head through Breakish. As you leave Breakish, you will see a small bridge in front of you. Start slowing down when you see the narrow bridge, as the campsite is on the right a few metres before the bridge.


Other means of transport

By Rail

  

There are train services between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh, and between Glasgow and Mallaig, via Fort William. It is important to allow enough time to make the connection for the last ferry if you use the Mallaig route. There are then buses from Armadale to Broadford. There are also taxi services from Kyle.


By Bus

  

There are local bus services (telephone 01478 612622 for the most local information) from Armadale (the ferry port), and Portree, to Broadford. There are also long distance buses from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Fort William provided by Citylink. These buses go through Skye to Portree and Uig, and stop at Kyle of Lochalsh, Kyleakin, Breakish and Broadford on the way through. Drivers of these long-distance coaches are not obliged to stop at all stops so please do be friendly to the driver when making the request to get off at or near Ashaig Campsite!

To plan your bus journey, you can also use Traveline Scotland - you can click on the "Plan Your Journey Link" or phone them on 0871 200 22 33. Please bear in mind that many placenames in Scotland are repeated - e.g. there are numerous Armadales, including the one on Skye, so you need to be very specific when contacting them or using the website, making sure that you confirm the correct location. You can refer directly to the Citylink timetables for Inverness to Skye and for Glasgow / Fort William to Skye for connections between Kyle of Lochalsh, Breakish and Broadford.


By Aeroplane

  

Fly into Inverness and follow the directions from Inverness to the Skye Bridge.


Hitch Hiking

  

If you are hitching from Kyle of Lochalsh, the best place is the area leading up to the Skye Bridge about 200 metres after the Co-op store, where there is ample room for cars to pull off the road. If you are hitching from Kyleakin on the other side of the bridge, there is an old garage forecourt area, the entrances to which allow cars to pull in. If you are hitching from Broadford, there is a large car park near the Co-op, but probably the best place to hitch from is opposite the Hebridean Hotel, which is about a mile from the centre of Broadford. Do NOT stand further along than here, because there is no safe place for cars to pull in after here.


Cycling

  

The pavement immediately outside the campsite is a cyclepath too. It stretches from the RedSkye Restaurant in Breakish (formerly the Alba), to the campsite entrance itself. Take great care when leaving or joining the cyclepath.

The road from Kyle of Lochalsh is, apart from the Skye Bridge itself, fairly level. However, westerly winds prevail so we suggest you take a rest in Kyle of Lochalsh or Kyleakin before this last leg of the journey!

If you are approaching from Broadford or Armadale, there are a few ups and downs (not huge) on the road through to Breakish, so it is a good idea to have some refreshment in Broadford before this leg of the journey.




Map

Use the plus and minus controls at the bottom right of the map to zoom in and out. You can also re-orient the map by holding your left mouse button down over the map, and moving the mouse around. If you click on the marker you can then see a link to find directions which will open in a separate browser window or tab.

The co-ordinates for your Satnav are:

  • Latitude: 57.246324
  • Longitude: -5.830696 (please note the negative sign!)
  • 57° 14' 46·8" and -5° 49' 50·5" in degrees, minutes and seconds

Warning - some satnavs automatically try and take you to Skye via the Mallaig ferry crossing rather than the Skye Bridge, so worth double-checking the crossing times and fares if you choose to go this route.

From the east: A87 Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye Bridge and Kyleakin to Ashaig - entrance to campsite is on left in centre of picture.

From the east, you will cross this bridge immediately before the turning into the campsite.

From the west: A87 Broadford to Ashaig - pavement and cycle path on right.

From the west: A87 Broadford to Ashaig - entrance to campsite is on right.

 

 

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