Road-trip in Scotland.
An island located in Inner Hebrides of Scottish Highlands. Skye island shows marvelous landscapes, little villages, and is 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, a lot of sheeps, …
We spent one complete week within this island. It could have been even more if we did some treks within the black Cuillins – highest mountains of the island – and take boats for wales watching activities. Both things that were not able to do during our trip due to bad weather condition. Indeed, in September, we can say that the wind and the heavy rain were our companions for the trip.
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 different levels of treks. You will not see here awesome pictures of this area. For the simple reason that I didn’t take my camera during our different walks due to a heavy rain. Nevertheless, the place deserves to be explored!
Quirang and Old man of Storr
The most spectacular place to be in Skye island is the Quiraing. I let you check here details on how it had been created (geologically speaking).
As everywhere in the island, it is necessary to avoid rush hours. But once you have parked the car (not always easy, even at low season), only few meters by walk are needed to escape tourists mass and to discover breathtaking landscapes.
Not far is also the old man of Storr, very interesting to reach, for the awesome viewpoint.
What would be Scotland without the cattle?! Easy to meet them, as they seem to take some pleasure by blocking the Scottish roads! They are very quiet, with a feeling of power inside the big amount of red hair.
Located in the south part of the island, the highest mounts of the islands abounds with numbered of waterfalls, called the fairy pools. These mountains might be the best place of the island for trekking above the clouds (clouds are never at very high altitudes in Scotland!).
On the way back to Edinburgh
On the way back to Edinburgh, we decided to take another road by going a little bit more in the north. We went to Applecross where deers are living among humans like squirrels in Hamburg. And from here, we took an unforgettable road to Kinlochewe, before taking the highway for Edinburgh.