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Attachment(s) Date walked: 18/06/2017
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Skye day 3 - an easy walk round the Quiraing

Date walked: 28/03/2017

After two Munro climbs in successive days, we opted for something easier despite more fine weather. After a brief stop in Portree we headed for the Quiraing. The first part of the walk is very popular.
ImageIMG_0753 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0756 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
Many of the day's pictures show heather burning in the distance
ImageIMG_0754 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
Before long we got a first glimpse of the Needle:
ImageIMG_0757 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
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Unlike most of the people we saw, we opted to continue beyond the needles with a view to returning along the top
ImageIMG_0761 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
The path finds an obvious gap in the cliff, and leads up to a shapely ridge
ImageIMG_0763 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0766 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
The view north
ImageIMG_0767 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0769 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
The landscapes here are less striking than the needles, but still very interesting
ImageIMG_0770 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
We headed up the edge of the cliff towards Meall na Suiramach
ImageIMG_0773 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0774 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0775 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0777 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
All thoughts of visiting the summit disappeared with the first view down to the Table (more heather burning):
ImageIMG_0778 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
Following the edge, the views kept changing subtly
ImageIMG_0779 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0780 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
ImageIMG_0787 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
and at one point there is a dramatic view down a gully
ImageIMG_0795 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
The walk back along the moor is less exciting, but the car park was soon in sight
ImageIMG_0797 by Beery Hiker, on Flickr
So an easy day but a very rewarding one with more amazing weather.

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Skye day 2 - Bruach na Frithe

Attachment(s) Munros: Bruach na Frithe
Date walked: 27/03/2017
Comments: 4
Views: 1104

Skye day 1 - Sgurr na Banachd(a)ich

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr na Banachdich
Date walked: 26/03/2017
Comments: 2
Views: 762

Chinley Churn and the Snake Path

Attachment(s) Date walked: 04/02/2017
Comments: 2
Views: 609

Coniston weekend part 2 - Dow Crag and the Old Man

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag
Hewitts: Dow Crag, The Old Man of Coniston
Date walked: 14/01/2017
Comments: 6
Views: 1141

Coniston weekend part 1 - Langdale Pikes

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark, Pike o'Stickle
Hewitts: Harrison Stickle, Pike o' Stickle
Date walked: 13/01/2017
Comments: 5
Views: 948

A wintry Kinder circuit

Attachment(s) Hewitts: Kinder Scout
Date walked: 19/11/2016
Comments: 2
Views: 852

Borrowdale weekend 3 - Grange Fell

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Grange Fell
Date walked: 09/10/2016
Comments: 2
Views: 1116

Borrowdale weekend 2 - Scafell Pike to Glaramara

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Allen Crags, Glaramara, Great End, Scafell Pike
Hewitts: Allen Crags, Broad Crag, Glaramara, Great End, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike
Date walked: 08/10/2016
Comments: 6
Views: 1464

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