Quiraing – The Unnamed Road

The Quiraing, Isle of Skye photographed during a harsh Winter hailstorm. With 60mph winds and fierce passing hailstorms the biggest challenge here was getting a sharp image and not getting blown off the cliffs! The winding road that runs below the escarpment was perfect as a lead through the frame.

About The Quiraing, Isle of Skye

The Quiraing is a natural landslip on the Trotternish ridge on the Isle of Skye. Whilst the whole of the Trotternish Ridge was formed by ancient landslips, the Quiraing is the only part of the escarpment that is still shifting to this day. The unnamed road at its base requires repairs every year. The areas incredible landscape has earned it world fame, with several distinctive parts of the ridge earning particular names such as The Needle, The Table, The Fold and The Prison. The name Quiraing (pronounced kwir-ang) comes from Old Norse ‘Kví Rand’, which means “Round Fold”. Legend has it that ‘The Fold’ was used to conceal cattle from raiding Vikings.

You can find more about The Quiraing here

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The Unnamed Road that runs alongside The Quiraing, Isle of Skye. UK Landscape Photography

 

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