The Quiraing

Staffin Travel Blog

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Its ME...and my eyes are closed! I hate when that happens!
In the village of Staffin, Alex veered off A855 onto Staffin-Uig road, a narrow road that connects the two villages by snaking its way up Maoladh Mor to traverse the Trotternish Ridge at Bealach Ollasgairte. The drive up was a harrowing experience as you can see the steep drop offs from the road right before we drove over them. But Alex was an expert driver and we reached the car park atop Bealach Ollasgairte safe and sound. Mar and I were eager to explore the Quiraing, the northernmost and still shifting landslip of the Trotternish Ridge.

Mar and I had the most enthusiasm and energy in our group because we wandered closer to Meall na Suiramach and the Prison than anyone else.
Tracy's Excellent Adventure!
From the car park, Mar and I followed a distinct, rock-laden foot path. Mar was quicker on the trail so she could increase her heart rate and get some aerobic activity. I, on the other hand, am accident and injury prone so I was cautious not to slip and fall and end up in the mud.

Again, we had very little time to explore the Quiraing. We only had time to snap a few photos and get the circulation going in our legs before we had to hop back onto the mini coach. Being on this guided tour was bittersweet...sure we got to see fabulous landmarks but we didn't get a chance to view them up close or just to wander around and explore them. On top of that, we didn't get to see two of the main rock features of the Quiraing...the Needle and the Table.  Until next time...I guess?

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Its ME...and my eyes are closed! I…
Its ME...and my eyes are closed! …
Tracys Excellent Adventure!
Tracy's Excellent Adventure!
Heading down the foot path from Be…
Heading down the foot path from B…
Maoladh Mor and the village of Sta…
Maoladh Mor and the village of St…
From left to right...Meall na Suir…
From left to right...Meall na Sui…
Me on the foot path from Bealach O…
Me on the foot path from Bealach …
The trail is slippery when wet!
The trail is slippery when wet!
Mar, Meall na Suiramach, and the P…
Mar, Meall na Suiramach, and the …
This location was filmed in the mo…
This location was filmed in the m…
A babbling brook
A babbling brook
View of the Quiraing from the smal…
View of the Quiraing from the sma…
View from the foot path from Beala…
View from the foot path from Beal…
Staffin
photo by: highlandmist