Quiraing, hill circuit

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The truly spectacular Quiraing is an icon of Scotland. Many people visit only the first short section of path, but this complete hill circuit goes further, passing the Prison, Needle and other features before climbing back to return above the escarpment; the views are simply sensational throughout.

Terrain

Good path initially, but rough and rocky with one minor scramble. Return over hill is exposed and final descent is very boggy and eroded.

Public Transport

Go Skye runs seasonal shuttle from Portree, nearest service bus stop 3km at Brogaig, Staffin (Bus 57).

Start

Parking at summit of the minor road between Staffin and Uig. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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