One of the areas of Skye we hadn’t touched on before our recent trip was the Sleat Peninsula.
Sleat is the southernmost peninsula of Skye and, arguably, the least visited. This is largely because of geography: Sleat is also known as the “garden of Skye”, as it features more arable land and a gentler profile when compared to, say, the mountainous core of Skye or the steep contours of the Trotternish Peninsula. In fact, the peninsula’s name comes from the Old Norse sléttr, meaning “smooth” or “even”.
Despite being overshadowed by other more popular areas of Skye, I’d say Sleat still has an awful lot to recommend. The coastline is gorgeous, which looks immediately onto the Knoydart mountains on the mainland from the south, as pictured, or over the sea towards the Black Cuillin of Skye and even the Rùm Cuillin on the Isle of Rùm.
Camera: Fujifilm X-T2
Lens: Samyang 12mm ƒ/2.0 NCS CS
Shutter speed: 1⁄1800
Software: Capture One, Nik Collection, Affinity Photo