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Running the Quirang and other trails on the Trotternish Peninsula - Isle of Skye. Had some delightful runs from Uig to the rock formations known as the Quirang on the Trotternish Peninsula. You can tailor them to your length, but a round trip is close to 40 km. Smaller trips are possible and I present an option below. The town of Uig is on the western shore of the Trotternish Peninsula on the isle of Skye. It sits at the base of a rather large hill, and the hill might prove daunting to some runners. A short and delightful run is to start up the road behind the Hotel and head inland, basically starting half way up the hill. The road leads through recovered farm land (old crofts now farmed by other land holders), and very suddenly through a bizarre terrain that is known as a fairy glen. This area is a remnant of glaciation and is quite startlingly beautiful. When I first came upon it I wondered if I were looking at the ruins of some long lost civilization. The land opens up into a broad moor land, fun running if you like dancing with sheep. Although Scotland does not have trespassing laws, you should show common courtesy and close any gates you come across. Run as far as you like... The Quirang are on the eastern edge of the peninsula, and like the fairy glen are quite startling in their appearance, jagged rocks and cliffs. Hiking trails abound, but the road back from them to Uig is a delight to run. Mostly rolling peat land, open sky and the thought of a beer waiting for you at home.