Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye was one of my favourite parts of Scotland. It is blessed with a wide variety of amazing scenery such as jagged mountains, strange rock formations, huge sea cliffs, coral beaches and wild moorland. I only spent 3 days there but would go back in a heartbeat.

The first day was a beautiful sunny day, so I took advantage of it by hiking up to the summit of Bla Bheinn, which had a great view of the nearby Cuillins, the Isle of Rum and much of the rest of Skye. In the evening I drove down to the small village of Elgol where there is a fine view of the Cuillins across the water.

Low cloud moved in on the second day, so I hiked a lower elevation route on the Duirinish Peninsula which included the rounded hills called MacLeod’s Tables, some massive sea cliffs and the impressive sea stacks known as MacLeod’s Maidens.

The third day was rainy and foggy but added an interesting, eerie ambience to the hike through the Quiraing, an area of bizarre and fascinating rock formations below the Trotternish Ridge, including the famous Old Man of Storr.

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