The north east peninsula of Skye is known as Trotternish and has outstanding views towards the mountains of Wester Ross. The road trip from Portree to Staffin also includes the famous rock pinnacle known as The Old Man of Storr, and the Kilt Rock viewpoint where a waterfall cascades down the high basalt pillars.
The local geology dates back to the middle Jurassic period and dinosaur finds are regularly made, most of which are on display in Staffin Museum. Crofting is still practised in the area and sheep and cows are still very much in evidence. Traditional sheep shearing can be seen during the summer and the Gaelic language is still widely spoken.