ISBuC (v7) 2012
Balnaknock Area
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QUIRAING (Norse: Round pen or fold)
Not so much a place, more an area, and many places to the east of the Trotternish ridge can claim to have splendid views of it.

Formed by a devastating landslip many thousands of years ago, the Quiraing is a collection of breathtaking geological formations running along the ridge for at least 2 miles. Enormous slabs, spires, boulders, cliffs and slopes complete with hidden glens and lochs can all be explored from a network of footpaths.

The photograph above was taken looking north-east from above the hairpin bend on the road leading down to Staffin.

BALNAKNOCK (Gaelic: Town of the hill)
Home to another incredible and mysterious geological formation known locally as the Fairy Glen.

GLEN CONON (Gaelic: Glen of the quiet river)