Scotland: Isle of Skye
Great-Britain, Scotland: The Isle of Skye
Geology and a moist atmosphere have conspired to make the Misty Isle the most spectacular of all the Scottish islands. Sixty million years ago it was formed from lava that welled up from the widening Atlantic as Europe and America started to drift apart. Everywhere on Skye hikers can marvel at the legacy of this dramatic past: in the imposing Cuillin Mountains, on black basaltic shores and between the bizarre pinnacles of the Trotternish Peninsula.