Hillwalking Quiraing, Isle of Skye Scottish Walks with Tony Connery


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Hillwalking Quiraing, Isle of Skye

North Skye Hillwalking              South Skye Hillwalking

Trotternish Ridge              Strath Mor              Storr              Quiraing           Moll               Invertote              Cullins Mountains
North Skye Accommodation              Skye Rock Formations


The Quiraing is situated at the north end of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye, near the village of Staffin.
Isle of Skye which is one of the biggest Scottish Islands.
The Quiraing area includes Fishing, Cycling, Sightseeing, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.

Hillwalking Quiraing, Isle of Skye - Scottish Walks.

The Quiraing, Skye.
Difficulty. 5/10. Duration. 2 Hrs. O.S. 23.

The Quiraing is a funny old place not just because of the weird rock formations that are there but also because of the eeriness and foreboding, that sense that someone is watching you, that there is a history about the place and you shouldn’t be there. However, faint heart never having won the fair maiden, there is an essentiality that makes you want to go there and test your own weaknesses. 

Situated at the north end of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye, near the village of Staffin, the Quiraing can be accessed from a few angles but for now let’s take the normal route from the main link road from Staffin to Uig. After climbing on the road out of Staffin for about a mile and past a cemetery, you will come to a car park and all you have to do is look across the road and you will see the start of the trail. The path is worn and trodden down by the many visitors and is quite safe for humans though it is extremely narrow and is rather steep sided in places, not really the place to take a dog, for example.

Rock Formations of the Quirang, Skye
Rock Formations of the
Quiraing, Skye

Needle in the middle, Quiraing, Skye
Needle in the middle, Quiraing, Skye

Quiraing with Prison, Skye
Quiraing with Prison, Skye

Although it is only around one and a half miles from the roadside it is imperative to take as long as it needs, why spoil a good walk with an injury. From the path, apart from the constant view of the Quiraing itself, looking eastwards can produce  an excellent panorama of Staffin Bay and Staffin Island and if its clear enough, the mainland. Also looking to the south the initial views are that of two lochains that are situated just under the Ridge and then you can follow the clifface by sight most of the way along the Trotternish at least as far as the Storr. The Quiraing contains such self explanitary areas such as The Needle, The Prison and The Table and the surrounding terrain seems to be a never ending area of the most greenish of green grass. Worth a visit.


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