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Trotternish Quirang
 

The Quiraing is situated in the north of Skye in the area known as ‘Trotternish’. The start of the walk is accessed from either of the villages of Staffin or Uig, which are joined by a single track road.


 

Southwest is the Prison, a pyramidal rocky peak which can look like a medieval keep when viewed from the right angle The ascent of this is an airy scramble.

The name Quiraing comes from Old Norse 'Kví Rand', which means "Round Fold". Within the fold is The Table, an elevated plateau hidden amongst the pillars. It is said that the fold was used to conceal cattle from Viking raiders

As part of the Trotternish ridge it has been formed by a massive landslip which has created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock.

 

 

Quirang Table. It is said that the Table was used to conceal cattle from Viking raiders

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