The Quiraing, Skye Flodigarry Reviews
Terrific rock shapes - Prison, Table and Needle Nov 19, 2010
Think of Skye, think of the Black Coolin and quite right. They are phenomenal. However after a few days among them you may get to wondering whether the Isle of Skye has anything else to offer - and it has! Not only mountains either - but with The Quiraing we are stilin the mountains, though far from the Coolin.
The Quiraing is the far (northern) end of the Trotternish ridge that runs south to north from near Portree almost to the far north of the island. Wiki describes both the Quiraing and other parts of the ridge as landslips. I'm not too bothered about the technicalities of the geography - I just view the rocks with awe.
Although the Quiraing is well under 2000 feet it does not seem like a rest cure. In parts it is extremely steep and at times a bit of a scramble is necessary.
I have no photos but you have to take a look at the website to see the aptness of the three names in the title. The distant views are pretty marvellous but your eyes will keep coming back to the rock scenery of the Quiraing itself.
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