Fairy Glen, Uig
|[Fairy Glen, Uig]|
Leave the map in the car and release your children (or your inner child) - Skye's Fairy Glen is tailor-made for haphazard, worry-free exploring. Bizarre, unnatural and intriguing all accurately describe this delightful, miniature landscape perched above Uig, created by landslides and smoothed by subsequent erosion - or fairies, you choose. Castle Ewen's rocky tower, climbable from the back, draws the attention but there are countless other odd hillocks and grassy features to include on your personal tour. Nowadays the site gets very busy in peak season, so visit early in the day (or make use of Scotland's long summer evenings) if you're coming at this time of year.
|[Not a place to take too seriously...]|
Name: Fairy Glen, Uig ★★★★☆
Location: Minor road to Balnaknock, east of Uig, G.R.: NG 415631 ///drew.pushing.scrambles
Anything else? Pick a path from any one of the first laybys and just wander into the grassy landscape. Allow at least an hour to explore the place fully - paths are occasionally muddy with an easy climb up rocks to ascend Castle Ewen.