You can send us an email here
To sms or to speak to someone on Rubha Phoil, call
+44(0) 73 93 83 04 03
To send us letters or gifts: the address is:
Rubha Phoil, Armadale Pier, Ardvasar, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS
AT THE MOMENT WE ARE NOT OPEN FOR UNANNOUNCED VISITS! Please make an appointment first.
You can plan your journey using traveline.info
Public transport time tables are very season depending. Please make sure to plan ahead.
You can catch a train to Mallaig on the mainland, then get a ferry from Mallaig to Armadale. We are right beside the ferry port. There may be Covid related disruptions to the train service. Check latest info here.
Bus services run from Inverness and Glasgow to Broadford, the nearest town. From Broadford you can get a bus or taxi to Armadale.
By Ferry: take the Mallaig-Armadale Ferry. Our entrance is to the South side of the ferry car park, on top of the rock.
Ferry timetables, service updates and ticket sales can be found at calmac.co.uk Summer time table is from June 1st 2021 till 17 October 2021. Winter from October 18 till March 24 2022. If you have a vehicle, you are advised to book your ferry tickets in advance. Foot passengers don’t need to buy a ticket in advance. (It has happened during lockdown restrictions that foot passengers were not allowed on certain ferries. If the pandemic gets worse again, book one anyway to be sure.)
A few days before the journey, keep an eye on service updates here! The ferry gets cancelled in bad weather or have delays due to tide issues. If you get stuck in Mallaig, there is a hostel called The Mission near the ferry where you can book a bed to sleep in.
By Bus from Fort William, or Glasgow over the bridge: Bus times can be found here. If you choose this option, there is still a 15 mile hitch hike or bus journey or taxi journey needed. (see journey by road below) We don’t normally do pick-ups ourselves, but that is an option if needed.
Cross the Skye Bridge and continue on the A57. Before you reach Broadford, turn left onto the Armadale road (A851), heading south. Follow signs to Armadale Pier and ferries for about 15 miles – you’ll find us on the right, beside the ferry car park. There you can see a track going up the hill. Follow it 🙂
If you are coming from the north of Skye, come through Broadford, then take the Armadale road (A851) on the right and follow signs to Armadale Pier and ferries (about 15 miles).
About our site
Rubha Phoil is a beautiful place, but please be aware that we are a community. This is a living, working home as well as a site managed by passionate people who are following permaculture principles. We reuse and recycle everything we can and the overall feel is very much a simple life. We love it this way and we hope you will too.
Our paths are in a lightly-managed woodland, there are natural trip hazards such as tree roots throughout the walkways. The pathways also pass cliff edges, and you may climb down to our rocky shores.You are advised that in visiting nature at Rubha Phoil, you willingly accept responsibility for yourself and for your own safety.
We love our rock and the wildlife on it. Please respect that we don’t like digital music, loud parties, drones etc.
Sorry, we cannot allow dogs anywhere on our land or in accommodation. (registered guidedogs are welcome.)
Please be mindful about strong artificial perfumes and scents. We are sensitive humans.
If you are staying overnight, we need you to register on the Virtual Village.
All bookings and arrangements and information will be handled on there.
Cars and Parking
If you have a car with you, you may park at our own private car park. This is located between ‘Ragamuffin’ and ‘Under the Rowan’.
You will see the signs. If needed, you may drive up the track to unload and bring it back down again, but you need to arrange that with us in advance or walk up first to meet us and for a tour.
To keep the feel of living close to nature, we try to keep our land car free. So please take your car down to our car park at the bottom of the track.
It is possible that a friendly elder gentleman or lady will come and speak to you and try to tell you that it is their car park. They are the previous owners of Rubha Phoil. They seem to have forgotten that the car park rights were sold to us. We apologise for this if this happens. It really is our car park. You can check yourself here. For £3 you can see the docs. Happy to provide a copy too, just ask.
In any case, please be nice to them and if there is some bother, give us a call and we’ll come down to help.