Scenic Hiking through the Isle of Skye – The Quiraing

The Quiraing

The Quiraing

I can now say that The Isle of Skye is one of the most scenic regions of the world that I’ve been to. If you love the outdoors… the Isle of Skye is a must. Mountains, greenery and rock formations galore make this region unlike any other. The one tip I’d give anyone visiting is make sure you allocate a good amount of time because there are so many hiking trails and things to do on this Island. The weather doesn’t always cooperate, so you end up doing things when you can and not when you plan to. Lesson Learned.

Watch the edge please!!!

Watch the edge please!!!

Before arriving, in order to save time I researched a lot of trails that I’d like to complete. A couple harder trails and a couple shorter trails. The Quiraing was at the top of the list. I’ll share some of the other hikes and stories in another post.

Some Amazing Rock Formations

Some Amazing Rock Formations

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I was amazed how green the grass was, it reminded me of Ireland but had it’s own unique character. The rock formations stood out to me.

Climbing into the top of the hill.

Climbing into the top of the hill.

The most challenging part of the hike was near the beginning when we were hiking up a very steep hill. If you don’t like heights you might be a little rattled, especially if it is windy (note: it is ALWAYS windy in Scotland). Actually an older lady turned back 1/4 up the hill because it was a lot to handle. It was funny to watch Charlene crawl up the steep hill on all fours. The trail took about 2.5 hours to complete and we took our time because we wanted to enjoy are surroundings. This hike was well worth the effort and the scenery was amazing.

 

The sunshine on this day was an added bonus.

The sunshine on this day was an added bonus.

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