Uig: Like so many places on Skye (and elsewhere in the Western Isles) Uig’s name derives from the Norse for “sheltered bay”. Sheltered it certainly is, as it is surrounded on three sides by high ground giving panoramic views over Loch Snizort and Uig Bay from whichever direction one approaches. It is busy too, not only as a fishing port but also as the ferry terminal for crossings to Harris and North Uist. The town itself is a thriving centre with a well-stocked post office-cum-general store, an Inn, a filling station, cafés, craft shops, a pub and even its very own brewery: The Isle of Skye Brewery famous for its Red and Black Cuillin beers. You can watch it being brewed and tour the visitor centre. Cycle hire is available from Uig Bay Camp Site to non-residents alike. That would be a way of taking you to a series of pretty glens featuring dramatic waterfalls, the most celebrated being The Fairy Glen.