This evening, I am posting information and images on the unique Fairy Glen on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

This small, secluded valley is characterised by a concentration of small, cone shaped hills, pools and rocks.The hills may have been formed by a ‘wind tunnel’ effect at the end of the last ice age, about 11,000 years ago.

The glen is accessed via a narrow, single-track road off the A87 near Uig in the N.W. of Skye. The road ends at a small community called Balnaknock, which is about two miles from the A87. On reaching Balnaknock visitors must turn round and return by the same road. A waterfall is usually visibly to the N.E. from Balnaknock looking towards Bioda Buidhe, a mountain with height of 1523 ft.

The grassy terrain is usually populated by flocks of sheep.

This highly unusual landscape is not sign posted and hence by-passed by most casual tourists. This is perhaps beneficial because the narrow road cannot cope with high volumes of traffic.

Video clip of Fairy Glen, Skye, Scotland

 

Waterfall

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