Skye’s the limit

By Harriet Willis

We often scramble to get out of the UK as quickly as possible, however, a recent university field trip to Scotland’s Isle of Skye proved to me that this country’s holiday game isn’t all too bad.

Make sure that walking boots are on your packing list, as the island is crammed full of scenic hikes, such as a challenging climb up to Coire Lagan. For fellow geography nerds, the landscape boasts some impressive glacial features.

Snow at Coire Lagan

With its almost untouched scenery, it’s easy to think that Skye looks like a scene from a film, which isn’t too far from the truth. Both Stardust and The BFG – and numerous other blockbusters – have been filmed on the island. For movie-buffs, it’s worth checking out Trotternish Ridge in the north of the island.

Trotternish Ridge

A final way to see some of Skye’s beautiful scenery is by visiting the Fairly Pools. Appropriately named, the translucent, turquoise streams running down the hills have a magical feel about them.

Fairy Pools

Photographs: Harriet Willis

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