Hiking in Torridon


Torridon is a largely uninhabited part of Scotland in the West just above the island of Skye. As Urzula had to work and the weather was just kind of unreal (for Scotland) – blue skies and sun, sun, sun – I was heading there for hiking.

When travelling there you can take the route via Skye as well and here you see the very distinguishable mountains of the Black Coulins in the far distance over the Loch.

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I was lucky to just arrive in time to hop on a previous ferry…

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Then coming back from Skye via the big bridge this is the landscape I am aiming at…

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Coming down the last pass before the Loch Torridon

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The camp site was just amazing – very peaceful and beautiful sunsets

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Well… Not high art but nice anyhow Zwinkerndes Smiley

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And a last one for the sake of it…

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My place was a bit apart the others and even when it looks quite crowded there is loads of space in between the campers

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Next morning – same sky Zwinkerndes Smiley

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The Torridon range

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Up in the mountains a small lake with sand Smiley

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The sand layer brought down eons ago is around 6 km thick and composes the current sand-stone. Interestingly, due to seismic activity, much older parts were shifted upwards, so now you have very young and extremely old rock next to each other (60 – 100 million and around 3000 millions years old).

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A kind of high-land swamp desert…

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Kategorien:Scotland, Torridon

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