The Fairy Glen on the Isle of Skye – is one of the places I didn´t visit my first time in Skye in 2017. So it was about time! A vast parking place greeted me, these spaces definitely have changed in the last 6 years, but as soon as I got over a little hill, I was in fairyland!
On the West side of Trotternish at Balnacnoc (which means – the village or township in the hills) above Uig, is the Fairy Glen – a Quirang-like landslip in miniature.
The road winds around small round-topped grassy hills with lochans (ponds) in between which gives the glen an otherworldly feel. (Isle of Skye.com)
Even though Skye has a long history with fairies, this valley isn´t the place where the fairies live. The names probably just come from looking like coming out of a fairytale.
It is a beautiful walk up and down the little hills and rocks – but also a very muddy one. After all the quiet time in Shetland, Orkney and Lewis & Harris I was surprised to see other tourists and Skye being pretty busy.