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TITLE
The Summit of the Quirang, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_150
PLACENAME
Staffin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12943
KEYWORDS
landscapes
mountains
roads
The Summit of the Quirang, Isle of Skye

This photograph shows the single track road leading from Brogaig in Staffin on the east of the Isle of Skye, to Uig on the west. Most of the road is through deserted moorland with this hairpin bend on the east side. Driving to this point from either direction provides wonderful scenery. From Staffin you climb steeply on the narrow road with a sheer unprotected drop on one side or, from Uig, come over the crest of the hill from the moorland to be faced with this scene below. At the summit on this stretch of road, is a suitable place to stop and admire the views.

A well worn path leads the visitor away from the hairpin bend to this strange rock formation created by volcanic activity which resulted in the Trotternish escarpment. Within the Quiraing are jutting rocks, towering spires and flat grassland with names like the Needle, the Prison and the Table. In Victorian Times as many as 60 visitors a day would make the drive from Portree to climb among these amazing rocks.

This photograph, looking south shows just a small section of the Trotternish escarpment. A favourite with serious walkers, the towering crags, scree covered slopes and sheer drops provide a challenge as well as the spectacular scenery. To the left of this photograph is one of the inland lochs which can really only be seen from above on the ridge.


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The Summit of the Quirang, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

landscapes; mountains; roads

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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This photograph shows the single track road leading from Brogaig in Staffin on the east of the Isle of Skye, to Uig on the west. Most of the road is through deserted moorland with this hairpin bend on the east side. Driving to this point from either direction provides wonderful scenery. From Staffin you climb steeply on the narrow road with a sheer unprotected drop on one side or, from Uig, come over the crest of the hill from the moorland to be faced with this scene below. At the summit on this stretch of road, is a suitable place to stop and admire the views. <br /> <br /> A well worn path leads the visitor away from the hairpin bend to this strange rock formation created by volcanic activity which resulted in the Trotternish escarpment. Within the Quiraing are jutting rocks, towering spires and flat grassland with names like the Needle, the Prison and the Table. In Victorian Times as many as 60 visitors a day would make the drive from Portree to climb among these amazing rocks.<br /> <br /> This photograph, looking south shows just a small section of the Trotternish escarpment. A favourite with serious walkers, the towering crags, scree covered slopes and sheer drops provide a challenge as well as the spectacular scenery. To the left of this photograph is one of the inland lochs which can really only be seen from above on the ridge. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />