Road trip with Vanessa Madec at Sky island and around in Scotland, September 2017.
Skye island, an island located in Inner Hebrides of Scottish Highlands, shows marvelous landscapes, little villages, perfect for little trekkings.
To go there from Edinburgh, you cross all of what Highlands are so well known across the world, such as Glencoe area (lost valley, Etive road, Scottish highland cattles, sheeps,…).
Then arrive the time to enter into the famous Skye islands, linked to the mainland by a bridge. The pictures speak for themselves. it is easily possible to spend one complete week within this island, even more when doing some treks within the black Cuillins, highest mountains of the island, and doing wales watching activities. Both things that was not able to do during our trip due to bad weather condition (yes in September, it is windy and heavily rainy).
The road to enter into Glencoe area is… not a surprise… beautiful. From this place several view points can be reached easily by car and via some easy and less easy treks. You will not see here awesome pictures of this area, for the simple reason that my pictures deserve not to be shown. Nevertheless, the place deserve to be explored!
The most spectacular place to be in Skye island is the Quiraing. I let you check here details on how it had been, geologically speaking, created.
As everywhere in the island, it is necessary to avoid rush hours. But once the car is parked (not always easy, even at low season), only few meters further in the land than big groups and wild landscapes are us.
Not so far is also the old man of Storr, very interesting to reach, for the awesome view around you can have.
And what would be Scotland without the cattle! Easy to meet them on the road, and blocking it like a toll! They are very quiet, with a feeling of power inside the big amount of red hair.
In the south part of the island is the Black Cuillins, the highest mounts of the islands, where numbered of waterfalls (the fairy pools) are showing themselves among beautiful black rocks. I believe the best place of the island for trekking above the clouds (clouds are never at very high altitudes in Scotland!).
On the way to come back to Edinburgh, we decided to do a circle and go a little bit in the north. The choice was perfect! We went to Applecross where deers are living among humans like squirrels in Hamburg. And from here to Kinlochewe, the road is… unforgettable.