Quiraing
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These unique rock formations are a popular destination for hikers and climbers.
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  • Allison H
    Allegany, New York154 contributions
    Paradise
    We love Portree. So much. We have been twice, and are returning in November. If we could, we would move there. It is a beautiful place, with lovely, friendly people. It is our happy place, our paradise. The Quadraing is one of many amazingly beautiful places to visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 3 April 2023
  • Victoria B
    Raleigh, North Carolina1,632 contributions
    Barren and Beautiful Country!
    We did not hike the Quiraing, we simply drove it to get from the east coast of Isle of Skye, down the middle to the Fairy Glen. The driving was insane! I'm glad my husband was at the wheel! This is barren and beautiful country!
    Visited August 2022
    Written 20 April 2023
  • Kathrine
    Pennsylvania579 contributions
    Top of the World
    We drove the single lane road to the top. Parking available. Fortunately, there wasn't another car coming down the hill - even though there are one or two pull-outs. We didn't hike much of it due to extreme windy conditions the day we were there, but we did walk out a bit on the trail. Beautiful scenery. As others have mentioned, good sturdy shoes are a must.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Laurie D
    36 contributions
    I almost cried at the power and beauty of the place.
    Even though the weather was horrid, this place was the highlight of the many I visited on Skye. The beauty and power of the place is incredible. The paths are graveled and well maintained. The drive to get there can be intimidating but it is worth every give way! If you miss The Quiraing you have not experienced Skye to the fullest!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 24 May 2023
  • HydeSeek
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom98 contributions
    Spectacular. Good footwear advised. Download What 3 Words before you go.
    A truly spectacular walk to the pinnacles with great views. Its not difficult to reach the spectacular rock features but if you do the circuit back along the top the steep descent looks a bit tricky. Footwear- you can do the walk to the pinnacles in good walking shoes with good grip soles. However, boots are strongly recommended. I had to cut short my walk to call the Mountain Rescue and assist a Dutch hiker who had broken his ankle slipping off a rock on the path. STRONG ADVICE TO ALL WALKERS - Download the What 3 Words App to your phone before doing any hike. It gives your precise location to the emergency services.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • H Lynn T
    Leonard, Oklahoma74 contributions
    Amazing views with plenty of places to explore
    Driving past The Old Man of Storr about 25 minutes or so is the entrance to the Quiraing which is also part of the Trotternish Range. There are multiple hikes and vistas which are really stunning. A person could spend an entire day hiking at the Quiraing. There is a car park there that charges for parking (credit cards accepted) and, if you are there before 2:30 p.m. during the week, there is a concession stand that sells coffee, pop, burgers and hot dogs. We hiked the low trail around past The Needle to a rock that looks like a church with a steeple. We were out for about three hours. The hike did get difficult in places and slippery. I would consider the hike moderate to difficult
    Visited May 2023
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Occasional Traveller
    Warwickshire, United Kingdom25 contributions
    Glorious, but slightly scary. Needs better signage.
    Absolutely stunning views, so glad we did this hike. However, the routes are not really waymarked. We opted not to do the whole circular route, but just go as far as the needle. I'm not sure if we took a wrong turn, but I was terrified about half way there, as the path became very narrow, with a very steep drop to one side, followed by some very tricky scrambling. The weather was glorious, but the path was very dry and loose.It was very busy, we arrived at 3pm and was still busy when we left three hours later. Walking boots are absolutely essential here; I saw people in trainers really struggling. I imagine it's even scarier in bad weather.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Stanley T
    5 contributions
    Mobility & Parking
    I drive a minibus to the Quuiraing and it's now got two well made paths that are suitable for those with mobility issues, one almost flat. Be aware, it is a £100 fine if you park in the minibus bays, even if you buy a ticket, and the parking attendant swings by from Portree at least twice a day or when alerted to problems. Bad enough if you put a car there when there is a huge, new car park, but camper vans take up the spaces too. Legally you are not a bus without an operators licence disc. I work for Hairy Coo Tours and we tell people with mobility issues we can park as there are designated spaces. If you fill the space with a car or a camper we are advised to park blocking you in till the traffic warden arrives or our legal break on the tacho is fulfilled.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Anna10110
    Waterloo, Canada22 contributions
    Put this beautiful hike on your Skye itinerary!
    This was our favourite hike on our trip to Skye, and so incredibly beautiful. It took us about 2 hours and we didn't really stop for very long during the hike. The views are so stunning and they change often along the hike as there are many plateaus with more valleys and ridges to see each time. The parking gets busy, but we went in mid July and were able to find parking at 10:00am. We actually parked in a parking space which was allocated for mini vans but didn't realize and we got a ticket for 50 pounds! Ouch. it's 100 pounds if you don't pay within 31 days! The drive into Quiraing was a long single track road which was a bit stressful- bring lots of patience and be on alert. The elevation is enough that you could have any kind of weather during your hike. We had it all: rain, cloud, sun, wind. It was a bit muddy on the way down so bring proper hiking shoes. It is all well worth it though as it is truly a gorgeous hike, and you will be rewarded with some amazing photos.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Welsh NZers
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1,200 contributions
    Stunning Quiraing
    What a fabulous place the Quiraing is. The road is narrow and had potholes, but they have lots of passing places which opposing traffic use very well and make the drive easy. When you arrive at the Quiraing it’s quite breathtaking. The striking rock formation offers spectacular views across the landscape. .
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
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Krista R
30 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We did the entire loop and noticed that we were the only ones who did and now we know why 😅. Very boggy on the way back and the trail was a little difficult to navigate. They may have fixed the trail by now because they were flying in rock for the trail by helicopter when we were there.
One of the best views I have ever seen . I couldn’t get over how beautiful it was.
Written 12 January 2024
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Ross I
Carluke, UK3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazing scenery, as a father with two little boys, seeing them not caring about the rain !, just watch out for some of the terrain! jaw-dropping experience for your children
Written 29 November 2023
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BostonJandP
Beverly, MA195 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
One of the areas of Skye with just magnificent views and geography. Worth traversing the narrow roads to get there. A part of Skye not to be missed.
Written 24 October 2023
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,678 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This view is one of the best in Scotland and that makes this very special. You only have to pay for a a parking spot, The total hike takes about 2 hours, but you can stop whenever you want. The crowds are a bit annoying, but the views will make up for it.
Written 17 October 2023
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Jon mellish
32 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
The scenery is stunning. Parking at the top fills up quickly. The cemetery car park is not an option. The access road is single track with passing places which are sometimes blocked by vehicles taking photos and is quite steep with a hairpin and unsighted corners. The foot path starts well but becomes narrow quite a long way from the main features. The path traverses a slope which some might find unnerving. Certainly many who started the walk turned back. We are in our 60’s and although I would have carried on in the rain my wife would not. Many of those doing the walk did not have sturdy foot ware or waterproofs which alas is all too common on Skye.
Written 15 October 2023
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Kid B
LA323 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Stunning scenery of towering cliffs above the ocean. Several hiking trails, but I only did a short part of one due to time considerations. But I plan on returning for more. It's a quintessential Scottish hike.
Written 8 October 2023
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Lori C
49 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was probably one of the most beautiful hikes i have ever been on. Just spectacular veiws. Moderate climb but even if its too much just part way is breathtaking.
Written 29 September 2023
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Paul Dodd
4 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
The best walk ever ! Stunning views all the way Out to sea or into the mountains. Lovely places to sit and picnic. Great parking nearby.
Written 4 September 2023
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Jane S
Omagh, UK220 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
What an amazing place. Beautiful scenery.
We didn’t have much time at this as we were in a bus tour. Definitely need a few hours to climb up to experience the views. However worth visiting.
Written 30 August 2023
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Canyc09
238 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
I’ll start by saying that this is a very difficult trail - if you are not fit enough there are parts that will be difficult to climb. I highly recommend you do it very early in the morning to avoid the crowd and be able to take picture without people in the background (you won’t be able to avoid the lambs and sheeps in your picture though!). If you are venturing to climb on a wet day as we did, be aware of slippery areas and rock slides (caused by sheeps running down the hills). Views from the top is outstanding and make you feel very small! The colors and just the clean air is so refreshing and re energizing. If you are in the area don’t miss it.
Written 22 August 2023
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