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11 days ago

Amazing views. 1/2 the circuit is well kept tails. 1/2 is more rugged. 10/10 would recommend

One of the iconic Isle of Skye hikes, takes 1-2 hours. We hiked late September (slightly off season) just after a few days of rain, so the trail was very muddy and wet. Parking was a challenge in the small lot, but overflow parking along the road is available. We started with the first left branch that meandered a gentler climb than the straight up direct path. A good moderate hike with the climb made more challenging with the billy-goating to jump and navigate the mud. Excellent views of the mountains and shoreline with the pinnacles of the Old Man of Storr himself the main attraction. A great stop along the Isle of Skye route from Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing Circuit. Note the driving gets down to a one lance dance with oncoming traffic that is a fun treat to experience - a Scotland must!

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19 days ago

If you are looking for epic Isle of Skye views … the Quiraing will deliver (from both trails above and below)! We hiked this late September and the ground was sopping wet. We began with the climb portion of the trail deciding to slightly off-road from the trail as it was extremely mucky and hard to climb. With the scrub and moss running with water, it wasn't much easier, but without the mud. The climb wasn't too arduous and a nice (wet) walk across the summit to the mid point where the descent begins. A much drier trail on the return portion amongst the rocks below the cliff face. Everywhere delivered stunning landscape views that made you stop and take in the sights. A busy enough trafficked trail, but there was lots of space not to feel crowded. Worth the effort!

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely stunning. We got there really early to beat the crowds, and beat them we did—it was so worth it to see the sun rise over the Quairaing landscape. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so beautiful, and to top it off, it started drizzling a little and so we got a double rainbow too.

Signage was somewhat lacking; we accidentally continued past the circuit and were on the path down to Flodigarry before we realized we’d gone astray (one downside to being alone on the trial). If you find yourself stepping over a livestock fence, then you’ve gone too far. Also, beware of sheep poop.

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2 months ago

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I wish I could have finished it, but way too windy and rainy at the top that day !

2 months ago

If I had done the walk in clear fine weather it would get 5 stars. superb views over the islets and fascinating round house. Beyond round house no real trail and boggy but great views and firmer ground by cliff tops

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with a good quick elevation climb. The weather can change quickly and conditions can be challenging when this happens. Be prepared for sleet, snow, fog, or if you’re lucky, a fantastic view. Definitely worth your time.

Awesome! Breathtakingly gorgeous views at the summit!

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3 months ago

Short, beautiful trail that we spent hours exploring! Peppered with multiple lovely waterfalls and rocks. Spellbindingly clear water with many different colors of rocks creates a fanciful atmosphere. Lots of people, not super easy to find the trailhead. Also, a little bit boggy--at once point my whole foot appeared to be below the grass!

hiking
3 months ago

great!

One of the most breathtaking hikes ever. Push through and do the whole loop. Many turn back because the trail is not well marked, but the backside is amazing. Having AllTrails made the difference. We always knew where we were.

Wonderful trail with amazing landscapes all along the way. CCW is a better way I think. Reach the "table" site is not that easy, but when you walk between the Rocky structures and see the "needle" from top, you have a so nice feeling that you will forgot your legs!

3 months ago

Wonderful!!!!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Okay, this was on our bucket list, and very much worth the hike. We hiked less than a third of it in 2017, and brought friends with us this year 2018, to do the complete circuit. I downloaded All Trails for this hike because we did not know where we were on the hike circuit last year. All Trails made our hike so much better and we were always aware where we were, and pushed through. Checked that box. It was absolutely beautiful, and well worth the time and effort., but coming down is not a moderate hike. it Is very difficult. Proper gear is needed, such as hiking boots with ankle support.

Can extend the walk easily and worth it. So turn right at the sty at the hair pin. However route back can be very wet under foot

Very nice wieves.

crowded at first, but once you get through the first part of the trail it not as bad. very beautiful, do CCW. Seems to be much easier going down the muddy steep incline. First half is going around the rock cliffs, second half is ridge walking on the table part and then ends with the steep muddy incline where you see people going up and down. lots of bugs and cattle

4 months ago

did our own path, so many trails and places to explore. very beautiful. need to go early before 9 am, crowds start gathering after 10.

very crowded. can get muddy but worth the views. be careful of rock slides. we heard rocks falling from the big rock face cliff, of course people shouting wasn't helping.

did the entire loop. beautiful views

Better to go CCW. CW will put you going down the steep way. Some rock scramble. Easy enough for me with a bad knee. Beautiful views, worth the effort.

4 months ago

Honestly was a little disappointed with the Fairy Pools. Yes, the little waterfalls are pretty, but I was expecting to find these during a little forest hike. It's literally an open field, crawling with people.

Really enjoyed this hike. I love that their are lots of different trails so that you can see Oldman Storr from different view points. You can also wonder off the trails and do your own thing. We wondered far enough away from the others visiting Storr so that we could take our drone out. It's absolutely beautiful here. We arrived at about 1pm and the parking lot was full, but to be fair that parking lot holds maybe 10 cars. So people were parking along the road. There were also quite a few people there when we arrived, but once you get further up the path, people go their own way and it feels like you're the only one there.

4 months ago

too many people. just some waterfalls.

4 months ago

Visited the fairy pools in May this year. We arrived at 7:30 in the morning to avoid the crowds. The car park was completely empty. It was a short easy walk to get to the pools. We started at the top and worked our way down. Took wetsuits so we were then able to spend lots of time exploring, climbing and jumping into the amazing pools. Spent 3 hours here. Well worth the visit, but would definitely advise arriving early, there were coaches and buses and a packed car park as we left.

Absolutely stunning views! I’d definitely recommend going on a clear day. The trail gets very muddy/slippery with a little rain and we were unable to see the Table when the clouds rolled in.
It gets pretty steep in some parts, but still manageable for even the inexperienced hikers like myself!

Fantastic views of some of the oldest rock in the world!! Get there early though as this place is crazy busy!! You'll see why as the view is outstanding!! Word of warning.....please wear appropriate footwear....mud, rock, sandals and ankles dont get on very well.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike...best to go CCW, so follow the path along the ridge to the right once on the main trail....do not go directly up the mountain. Word of warning, it gets very windy here and wet on the trail, so good footwear is recommended along with a light wind breaker.

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