The Faerie Glen

The Faerie Glen in Skye is a small area of conical hills and ridges formed by long-ago landslides and glaciation. It’s out near Uig in a sheep pasture. There isn’t really a prescribed walk around it (though here is a suggested route), so we just spent the day wandering around, with me climbing up as many ridges as I could.


Pictures don’t really capture the enchanting beauty of it, but I tried. Here is a sampling. (As always, click photo to enlarge.)


As you can see, there were plenty of occasions for climbing and clambering. The glen was just so green. The only sounds were that of sheep and the wind; it was so quiet that you could hear the distant waterfall across the valley.


I carried a sprig of rowan in my pocket, because one can never be too careful. And on the path to the glen there was a fence with one of the posts reverting back to nature.

4 thoughts on “The Faerie Glen

  1. Megan says:

    I’ve loved all these pictures. Thanks for posting! My mom said, “Let’s go…” 🙂 By the way, she wants to redo one of her flower beds and is thinking she might want a fairy garden. Any tips for her??


    • Chera says:

      A fairy garden! That’s a great idea. I’ll have a think and get back to you. Most of the flowers I think of off the top of my head might not do well in Texas, being native to Britain/Europe, but I’ll do some thinking and see if I can find some New World substitutes. 🙂 What first comes to mind are bluebells, snowdrops, and foxgloves. I’ll think of some more…


  2. Megan says:

    Yeah, I think it’s a neat idea too. Thanks for your input, and I’ll await more (should you have time to think about it). She had the idea of a little pebble path for them.


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