The Quiraing

A very moody and dull sunrise at the Quiraing, Isle of Skye. After passing the hordes of photographers surrounding the infamous tree, I headed along the steep dirt track beyond the fin where I was thrilled to have the incredible view all to myself. Despite the complete lack of a sunrise the landscape here is absolutely world class and beautiful no matter the weather. 

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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