So the breakfast served at this beaut Air B n B is out of this world good! Just have a look at it, there was everything and for us poor backpackers I nearly had a fit of excitement with the amount of food we got. Of course, the food we didn’t eat made it’s way into a packed lunch for out day’s adventure up ahead. On the itinerary today was the most famous walk in Skye – The Old man of Storr.
The ‘Old Man’ is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around.
As part of the Trotternish ridge the Storr was created by a massive ancient landside, leaving one of the most photographed landscapes in the world. The great news is that today we were meeting some of our friends from New Zealand and together thought this would be a perfect day trip. Upon arriving at the carpark, it was already mobbed despite the weather being incredibly pish. We met our friends and sat in the car catching up for the best part of an hour, praying the weather would clear. And then it happened, a clearing, it was our window to hop out the car and start this trek fast.
It takes about 1 hour to walk, stopping along the way and when we reached the summit, OH.MY.GOD – the sun split through the clouds, the landscape was in full bloom and it was truly one of the most amazing places we have all ever been. We got absolutely soaked on the way down, but after taking some incredible photos, enjoying the surroundings and exploring as much as we could we headed back to the car…drenched…yes on cloud 9 for managing to tick this off the list.
We spent the afternoon driving around the North of the island stopping along the way for a picnic (thanks to our accomo), photo stops and then to the Fairy Glen. The Fairy Glen is a lesser-known attraction on the Isle of Skye located on the Trotternish Peninsula. It’s made famous as it’s the best place on the island to see ‘fairies’ haha. Leo wasn’t too keen, but I was stoked just to check it out and it is pretty magical. The bright green moss covers the area, full of mushrooms, little hills has an ‘otherworldy’ feel about it. The weather wasn’t great and I feel on a sunny day it would have been incredible but for us, it was still worth the photo stop and quick explore.
From there, it was back to our accomo for our last night in Skye, but after ticking off the Old man of Storr, we felt satisfied that we had successfully completed our mission here so everything else on top of this was an added bonus.
Hey! I'm Ally. I left the UK in 2011 to move overseas and ended up in New Zealand - my new home. This year we are taking a gap year to loop the world stopping in some AMAZING destinations - and I'm passionate about sharing these adventures with you!