Unique landscape of cone shaped hills on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Glen is a small, secluded valley 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 visible 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, single-track road cannot cope with high volumes of traffic.

Video clip of Fairy Glen


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