Isle of Skye

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The magical Isle of Skye is the largest of the famous Hebridean islands at 50 miles long by between 7 and 25 miles wide.

The Cuillin Hills, which dominate the scenery on the island, are counted among the most spectacular peaks in Scotland. There are two Cuillin ranges, each with a distinct character. The Red Cuillins are formed of red granite, and rounded and gentle in appearance. The best places to access the Red Cuillins are Broadford and Sligachan. The Black Cuillins, by contrast, are jagged, dark peaks, composed of Tertiary volcanic rock. The best places to access the Black Cuillins are Sligachan and Glen Brittle. There are also excellent views of the Black Cuillins from Elgol, where we will spend some free time.



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