174 days! 174 days! In less than 6 months, I’m going back to Scotland!mensclub24.ru

Yes, yes, I am excited. Very excited.

Here’s some of the things on our itinerary while on the Isle of Skye.


The Storr is a rocky ridge, and its easternmost face previously suffered a landslip which resulted in a series of spires and pinnacles. The Old Man is the tallest and most distinctive of these spires and can be seen for miles around. It is 50 metres high and described as ‘pot-bellied’, and has only been scaled a handful of times since the first time in 1955.

The summit of the Storr has an altitude of 719m and is the highest point of the Trotternish Ridge. You can walk out to the Old Man, but because the walk is so popular, the walk is often busy—especially in summer. However, the path is well-maintained, and the walk worth it for the views across Raasay and Rona to the Scottish Mainland.

I would love to do this walk, but from what I’ve read it’s a 2 hour plus round trip. Not only am I unsure if that’s a good idea with the kids (my youngest won’t yet be 4 when we go), but my Dad has also had a heart transplant and I’m not sure if the terrain will be too rough for him. This one will be a ‘see how we go’ item.

The Fairy Pools

The Fairy Pools sit at the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle—beautiful crystal clear pools with a series of waterfalls. I’m told you can swim in them, but I’m a little leery of that—for two reasons, one being the natural hesitance I have to ‘wild swim’ given the things you can find in Australian waters, and second being I often think it’s too cold to swim here, much less in Scotland! I doubt I’ll be getting in the water, but my eldest daughter wants to look for the fairies.

I am considering seeing the Fairy Pools as part of a day trip. It might make the day a bit easier with the kids and Dad so everyone doesn’t get so tired and we can see a whole bunch more. The Fairy Dust trail with Tour Skye goes to the Fairy Pools, the Fairy Glen, the Fairy Bridge, and Dunvegan Castle.

Ciara Ballintyne is visiting Scotland in 2016 – join her on a virtual tour of Scotland and other parts of Great Britain as she plans her trip. Somewhere you think she should go or stay? Please comment!

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