Isle Of Skye Hiking
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No question: The idea of #hiking through the rough, Scottish north has already triggered wanderlust in many an #adventurer. Especially the #landscape of the Isle of Skye in the northwest of Scotland is for many people the dream destination par excellence. On "t-Eilean Sgiathanach" - the island of clouds, as it is translated from Gaelic - miles of hills and mountains, surrounded by thick fog, steep and dramatic sea cliffs, old #castles and numerous crystal clear sparkling #lakes await you. So what are you waiting for? Follow in the footsteps of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and make your way through the moors, #highlands and grass-green meadows of the breathtakingly beautiful Isle of #Skye!

Good To Know

It should be no secret that the weather in Great Britain, and therefore also in northern #Scotland, can be very stormy, rough and rainy. On average, the Scots expect 15-20 days of rainfall per month (!) - which has the nice side effect that the grasses, flowers and plants can eagerly thrive and line the characteristic and fascinating fog walls. In any case: Take a regulation jacket and enough weatherproof clothes, no matter which corner of the island you want to go.

In addition, you should - which should actually be obligatory when hiking, but is often forgotten - bring sturdy shoes with you. Our highlights may offer you unbelievably beautiful landscapes and panoramas, but they often need to be worked out in advance. You'll often find yourself walking through puddles and ditches, as well as mountainous and muddy trails, but with the right equipment you shouldn't encounter any major problems.

Our Highlights

Old Man of Storr - About ten kilometres north of the Isle of Skye capital #Portree, a 48 metre high rock needle called "Old Man of Storr" rises out of the ground and is one of the most famous #sights of the island. Located on Trotternish, legend has it that a giant - the Old Man of Storr - ruled over the peninsula. When the old giant passed away and was buried, it is said that it was inadvertently forgotten to bury his thumb - and thus the very needle of rock that still sticks out of the ground today. From the rock you have a breathtaking #panorama over the enchanting landscape, so it's not surprising that the rock formation has been the backdrop for several movies like "Prometheus" or "Snow White and the Huntsman".

Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall - Spectacularly towers the approximately 90 metre high Kilt Rock - a rock that looks very much like a folded kilt and thus resembles the traditional costume of the Scots - consisting of basalt columns on the north coast of the island. In the middle of the rock, a stream of water, the so-called "Mealt-Waterfall" makes its way and falls from the top of the cliffs down to the coast by the sea - an amazing natural spectacle. If you listen carefully, you can also hear an eerie whistling sound in strong gusts of wind, which resembles the sound of an organ and is caused by the interaction of the wind with the fence at the lookout point.

Quiraing - If there is one scenic phenomenon that deserves to be called "breathtaking", it is undoubtedly this geological formation just a few miles from Kilt Rock. The ancient landslide with its characteristic and unique break-off edges once served the islanders as protection against invading Viking hordes. Today, the rugged mountain landscape with its green meadows and recurring lakes in the valleys and depressions of the formation has something magically attractive and indescribable about it, always offering hikers - no matter from which path - spectacular views.

Fairy Glen - Again, only a few miles from Quiraing, you will be immersed in the mystical world of fairies and wizards. Off the trail, natural rock formations line hills with ponds and waterfalls scattered along the way - welcome to the enchanting Fairy Glen. Here it is wonderful to walk through the ridges of hills and admire the grass-green terraces and fields inhabited by Highland sheep, which really gives you the feeling of suddenly finding yourself in the middle of a small fantasy world.

Fairy Pools - Yes, the Scots love their myths and have a penchant for mythical creatures like dragons and especially fairies. And who can blame them for this fondness in the face of such enchanting and almost surreal landscapes as those surrounding the Fairy Pools in the south of the Isle of Skye? Legend has it that fairies bathe and seek refreshment in these waters and waterfalls. If you want to feel like the mystical creatures and are brave enough, you can also cool off under the waterfalls and in the numerous moats. The path may seem a bit difficult, especially at the beginning, but once you have reached the first waterfall and the Fairy Pools, you will not be able to stop marvelling at the beautiful landscape and nature.