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Sgùrr na Banachdaich is one of the Cuillin Munros, the mountains above 3000 feet. It is considered one of the easiest mountains in the Cuillin ridge to climb yet not to be underestimated.

The best time to climb the hills on the Isle of Skye is usually from mid April till end of May but you can experience a day with decent weather throughout the whole year. My experience is to start after noon since the evenings are usually more calm on Skye.

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The Isle of Coll has several beautiful beaches but none of this is signposted. With a navigation system on your mobile phone, it is much better to find.

Like most of the beaches at the Isle of Coll Hogh Beach is much better accessible at low tide.

The best chance of great weather is usually from April to the beginning of July. From mid-July to August there is a higher chance of rain. September is also a good month. Coll is very busy in July and August. In the peak season, it is more difficult to get an accommodation.

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I visited the island in late June and I was very lucky to get showed such a huge variety of wildflowers.

A wide variety of different wildflowers can be seen from May to September. The best months are June and July. However, it is not possible to see all of them on one visit. The best chance for pleasant weather is usually from April to the beginning of July. From mid-July to August it rains more frequently.

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It is difficult to get there. The closest islands are Canna and Rum but you need either a boat or a tour operator.

To visit the island good weather conditions and a calm sea are essential. Best months are from May to September for snorkeling and diving. Water is even colder than at Cairns of Coll. It is a hotspot for basking sharks in July and August.

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This lagoon is located in the north of Coll. The rocks are surrounded by shallow clear water and a beautiful white shell sand beach. You need a boat or travel operator to get to this magic place.

The best time for snorkeling is during summer on a sunny day and a calm sea. Regarding the weather, it's usually best from April to the beginning of July. From mid-July to August rain occurs more often. September is also a good month for snorkeling in the protected lagoon.

Peak Season

Coll is very busy in July and August. During the peak season, it is more difficult to get an accommodation. The shark festival takes place in August which is very popular. 

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Approaching Staffa and Fingal's cave from the sea is an incredible experience. The cave is known for its natural acoustics and is part of a National Nature Reserve.

Tours are being offered from April to October. The best chance for pleasant weather is during spring (April-June) and again in September. To come ashore, visit the Isle of Staffa and having a look into the cave by feet is possible during a calm sea. Check the weather forecast before you book a tour. Rain is common in Scotland and occurs more frequently in July and August.

The cave's face is southeast, therefore, best seen in the morning.

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