|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Aird of Sleat (NG588007)|
|Distance:||4.2 miles (6.8 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The C1244 starts on the A851 at Armadale, just above the ferry terminal and heads south west towards the Aird of Sleat. At first it is following the former A853, which was a rather pathetic A road that only went as far as Ardvasar, and is in fact still signed at Armadale. The C1244, however, continues for nearly 4 miles further, twisting and turning across the rugged landscape with some steep climbs and drops as it fights the rocky terrain. There are some fine viewpoint out across the Sound of Sleat, and indeed out to the Small Isles and over to the mainland, and on a fine summers day you can waste hours watching the ferries and boats ply through the waters, with a stunning backdrop of mountains and lochs.
Beyond Advasar, the road runs through scattered settlement, with tracks and drives leading out to houses dotted across the hillside. At length, the slightly more compact village of Aird of Sleat is reached, and at the far end the road passes a church and comes to an end in a small car park area. From here, paths lead out to the Point of Sleat, the most southerly point on the Isle of Skye.