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The Quiraing, Isle of Skye

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Hiking Trail
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Witness one of Scotland’s most impressive geological phenomena at The Quiraing. Set in the mountainous landscape of the Isle of Skye, the site represents continuously moving landslips that have formed a series of bluffs and rock formations. Hike the 6 km (3.7 mi) trail that snakes through the formations and enjoy dramatic views of the island’s coastline and sprawling green landscape. While the terrain can be rough to hike in poor weather, the site is also accessible by car. Stop by the local tearoom on your way out of town for homemade cakes and a nice selection of teas. Put The Quiraing on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Isle of Skye road trip tool.
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  • This is an absolute Skye must!! I’ve never walked such an amazing landscape. Established path with a couple is slightly trickier sections but very doable with the right footwear. Dogs on a lead or... 
    This is an absolute Skye must!! I’ve never walked such an amazing landscape. Established path with a couple is slightly trickier sections but very doable with the right footwear. Dogs on a lead or...  more »
  • We went as a family and decided to just take a short stroll along the impressive cliffs. We certainly experienced it, and would not have wanted to miss it from our stay in Skye. 
    We went as a family and decided to just take a short stroll along the impressive cliffs. We certainly experienced it, and would not have wanted to miss it from our stay in Skye.  more »
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  • Amazing, AMAZING views! Car park is 3 pounds FOR 3 hours, and you can see some great views from there already. If you continue to hike upwards to the “Needle”, you will continue see more stunning views that exceed that of the car park. The Needle is the closest second “destination” of the hike, but is only the beginning of the entire trail (which we had no plans of completing lol). The upward climb is not immediately steep but the incline is significant over time. The path is pretty clear and well tread most of the time with a few tricky spots… the climb itself (up to the Needle anyway) is not that challenging itself except for the fact that the high wind speeds make the journey much harder than it otherwise would be. Strongly recommend a windbreaker, gloves and a hat because it is super windy up there! Worth it for the views though.
  • Most beautiful hike you can do! I can't explain how stunning it is, especially if you dare to hike a full round. It took us 3,5h with a little stop on the top. In some areas the path is really close to the egde and the wind very strong. Good shoes are a must cause it can get really muddy and weat up there. Also the weather changed every 5min so it is good to have waterproof everything, even if it looks sunny from the carpark. Totally worth it! A must!

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