The Isle of Skye – around the Trotternish Peninsula

Give yourself at least a day for the Trotternish Peninsula. Better more if you have the time. This small area is full of stuff to see which you don’t want to miss. Because most of it has to be walked to. Like the old Man of Storr.

So I am really sorry to say that I only saw it from below. There was just not enough time to walk which takes about a good hour to complete. Also everybody in the group should have good walking boots, something we didn’t manage. So it is all in the preparations.

Old Man of Storr from below @Isle of Skye

What we did instead was go see the Brother’s Point (Rubha nam Brathairean). I guess it was at least an hour of walking as well. But there were no other people around while we hiked to the further most point (or almost). Again we had the problem with the walking boots, so that only half of our group went on to explore. Just make sure you bring the right footwork when you go to Scotland. Also make sure to take your time and watch for seals. We saw a couple of them at Brother’s Point.

Brother’s Point @Isle of Skye

Just a short drive from Brother’s Point you can stop at Mealt Falls and from there you will also have a view on Kilt Rock. The must also be amazing to see from the water. But is something for warmer weather.

Mealt Falls and the Kilt Rock in the back @Isle of Skye

On our way to the Fairy Glen we passed the through the Quiraing. No idea when this landslip happened but it created some wonderful cliffs and plateaus. It is another walk you can do, especially in nice weather. We had neither the weather nor the time. We managed a picture though and then drove on.

Quiraing @Isle of Skye

Quiraing @Isle of Skye

The Fairy Glen was the last stop for the day. I have seen pictures of it online and was enthralled. That was one of many places I had to see. Again, you can go for a longer walk around the Fairy Glen and explore some more. It was getting quite dark again, so for us it was just a ten minute walk around and a photo session on top. In any case, the circles looked different because all the stones had been removed. I understand that it is better for the animals and nature but for the camera it was hard to capture without. Yours, Pollybert

a small loch next to the Fairy Glen @Isle of Skye

Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye

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