Sligachan Travel Blog› entry 3 of 11 › view all entries
Not so attractive name, but amazingly beautiful countryside. I seem to say that a lot about Scotland, but nowhere is it more true than on the Isle of Skye, with it's fairy glens and beauitful hikes, luscious forests and tranquil lakes, I was blown away by the feelings this place conjured up in me.
We hiked to a standing stone called the Old Man of Stawell, from which you can get the most amazing views down to the coastline of the island. It's a steep hike at some points, and there are sheer drops sometimes but the path is pretty clear and you only shouldn't do it if you've got a debilitating fear of heights. It's well worth the trek when you get to the top and look out over the forests and lakes.
Off the beaten track is a fairy glen (it's signposted as that!), a place of deep stillness and peace. It almost hurts how vividly green the place is, and I must admit to falling asleep in a little dale there and my friends had to come and find me, I totally lost track of the time. But I guess it's all part of the charm of the Isle of Skye and Sligachan, that timeless feeling like the world doesn't need to move so fast out here.