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walking in Skye and Islay

We will be in Skye and Islay in July.  We are interested in hiking in beautiful landscapes (photography subjects).  I am looking at the Quirang in northern Skye.  How difficult a hike is that?  Does anyone have a favorite hike in those areas?


  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    Hey @shadow, WalkHighlands is the go to resource for measuring difficulty of hikes and Quiraing is 3 boots (out of a max of 6). This is my personal hardest grade as I am of very average fitness and an inexperienced hillwalker. Walks marked 5/6 boots are for the serious hillwalkers out there (as the descriptions will describe).

    I do love Quiraing quite a lot, the Old Man of Storr is a photography classic and an easy climb but is inundated with tourists in the summer. I quite enjoyed doing the Red Cuillins last year. My dream would be to climb Sgurr Na Stri. Islay on the other hand is super flat and its photography landscapes of interest would be a wild ocean or a large flock of birds. I really like Machir Bay on Islay for a day at the beach. Hope this helps.
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