The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

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The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby stoogest » Fri 10 Feb, 2017 10:34 pm

Hi all!

It's been bittersweet leaving Tasmania's beautiful shores. On one hand there's no more waking up to Kunanyi's many faces of a morning, yet at the same time we aren't missing the leeches or snakes!

We recently spent a couple of months in Scotland and one of the highlights was five days spent on the Isle of Skye.

Those of you who have been will know what I'm talking about; those who haven't need to add it to their travel bucket list ASAP!!

Such stunning vistas and our hike into the Quiraing was by far the best of the walks we managed to squeeze in. Click through to our recent blog article where you can see through our notes and copious photos just how incredible this corner of the world can be!

Hiking the Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Here's one of the many images we took on the hike...just to whet your appetite a little :D

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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby ofuros » Sat 11 Feb, 2017 4:42 am

Magical part the world...the weather couldn't have been any
better for your circuit. 8)
Mountains view are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby stoogest » Tue 14 Feb, 2017 6:20 am

You're right about that! It was rubbish the 2-3 days earlier...mists hanging low, rain etc. A great way to finish our time on the island in the end though!
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby eggs » Tue 14 Feb, 2017 10:04 am

Looking forward to it - this July
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby stoogest » Tue 14 Feb, 2017 5:30 pm

You're going to absolutely love it!! If you need any tips at all, whether it's hiking, travel, food or anything else, feel free to ask! We spent a couple of months in Scotland so we absorbed quite a bit :)
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby dingelberry » Wed 15 Feb, 2017 6:21 am

I spent the month of september in scotland .Its an awsome place to walk every little town seems to have a track to explore .We had great weather for 3 weeks but spent the last week in the highlands with wind and rain a great way to finish my time there.The people are some of the best you will meet hope to get back there soon still so much to see.
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby stoogest » Wed 15 Feb, 2017 8:38 pm

Too true. Those signposts for walking trails are absolutely everywhere!!
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby andrewa » Wed 15 Feb, 2017 9:02 pm

Lucky *&%$#! - it's 28 yrs since I've been there, and I'd love to go back.

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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby stoogest » Wed 15 Feb, 2017 11:01 pm

ha! I don't blame you! it was only a matter of days after leaving and we were already discussing what we should do the next time we go back to Scotland :D
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby north-north-west » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 2:49 pm

Good to hear from you.

One more entry on the list of places I really want to get to but never will . . . *sigh*
Thanks for the report and photos.
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby stoogest » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 7:15 pm

Cheers! There will be at least another half dozen or so write ups that we'll post over the coming weeks, so you can keep living vicariously through us :D
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby digbyg » Mon 20 Feb, 2017 8:42 pm

The cuillans crossing is one of the best day walks I've ever managed
We took a tour out to the start of the walk, crossed over to a pub on the main road, then a bus back to Portreigh.
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Re: The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland

Postby stoogest » Tue 21 Feb, 2017 1:07 am

Thanks for sharing digbyg!! Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to do a bushwalk in the Cuillans. It looks like such a rugged, inhospitable, yet beautiful location.
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