The Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland, Hillwalking

A Walk to the Old Man of Storr {Isle of Skye} 37/48

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Y’all I can’t believe it but we are winding down #48walks. I still have LOADS of walks to share before Christmas so I’m going to crank them out this week because I am all ready to move on to the next project.

2015 will SO involve walking and I can’t wait to tell you all about that.

BUT FIRST! I need to finish up #48walks.

SO,

Enjoy a couple weeks of this space being packed with walks. I hope it will inspire you to get outside!

The first three will be the GLORIOUS walks we took while camping on the dreamy + magical + all other fairylike cliches Isle of Skye.

We’ve been hearing about Skye since before we ever moved to Scotland.

Oh you must get to Skye. The Western Isles are like a different world from Aberdeenshire.

And you know what, what people say is true.

We arrived in the almost dark and set up our tents in a field across from a small pub + inn.

It was suuuuper cold, but the next morning when we woke up, it was all blue sky and beautiful.

We grabbed coffee and pastries before heading to The Storr, a place we have LONG wanted to see.

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When you first start walking up to The Storr (and The Old Man of Storr), the rocks just look like they are all part of one ridge.

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The views back over the water and south down the Isle of Skye are, of course, pretty fantabulous.

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As you get closer to the ridge, the rocks start to separate and distinguish themselves. Some of them even look like people.

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But one really stands out. The Storr.

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It’s hard to tell just how big it is from photos, but here’s one of Taido at the base of it and then one looking up the side.

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Just beyond The Storr, is this other iconic bit, The Old Man of Storr.

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Classic Scotland.

Only with blue sky instead of the foggy photos I usually see of these rocks.

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It was a cold, crisp October day, but we were delighted with the sunshine.

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We stayed at The Storr for about half an hour before heading back down to have a picnic lunch and then we were off that afternoon to the Quiraing, another walk on the Isle of Skye that I will show you tomorrow.

Until then, you can check out all the other walks from this year so far!