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Storr Rocks from Loch Fada
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_315
PLACENAME
Loch Fada
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29124
KEYWORDS
hills and mountains
lochs
Storr Rocks from Loch Fada

The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye.

The hill presents a steep rocky eastern face overlooking the Sound of Raasay, contrasting with gentler grassy slopes to the west. The Storr is prime example of the Trotternish landslip, the longest such feature in Great Britain.

The area in front of the cliffs of The Storr is known as The Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remains of ancient volcanic plugs. One of the most famous of these is known as The Old Man of Storr.

Loch Fada is the largest loch on the island of Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides. It lies between Kiloran and Scalasaig and has three distinct basins extending 2 miles (3 km) from northeast to southwest. It is the single known Colonsay locality for the brittleleaf plant or 'slender naiad'. Consequently it has been designated a Special Area of Conservation.

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Storr Rocks from Loch Fada

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hills and mountains; lochs

J I R Martin

The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye. <br /> <br /> The hill presents a steep rocky eastern face overlooking the Sound of Raasay, contrasting with gentler grassy slopes to the west. The Storr is prime example of the Trotternish landslip, the longest such feature in Great Britain.<br /> <br /> The area in front of the cliffs of The Storr is known as The Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remains of ancient volcanic plugs. One of the most famous of these is known as The Old Man of Storr.<br /> <br /> Loch Fada is the largest loch on the island of Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides. It lies between Kiloran and Scalasaig and has three distinct basins extending 2 miles (3 km) from northeast to southwest. It is the single known Colonsay locality for the brittleleaf plant or 'slender naiad'. Consequently it has been designated a Special Area of Conservation.