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Fir Bhreugach, Meall na Suiramach and Quiraing

Explore a series of natural wonders and bag a couple of remote summits

Hiking Moderate

7.3 km
402 m
403 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
249 m
High Point
541 m
Fir Bhreugach, Meall na Suiramach and Quiraing Map

The Quiraing is a series of hills and cliffs that were formed as a result of a massive landslip. The geological formation consists of steep cliffs, towering pinnacles, and plateaus that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The Quiraing is part of the Trotternish Ridge, which is a geological formation that extends for about 30 kilometres along the northeastern coast of Skye.


In addition to its geological significance, the Quiraing is also steeped in mythology and legend. According to local folklore, the Quiraing is home to the faerie folk and was the site of many supernatural occurrences. Today, the Quiraing remains a popular destination for tourists and nature lovers who come to explore its unique geology and stunning natural beauty.

This lovely walk takes you along much of the Quaiaing's length and to the mellow summit of Fir Bhreugach. We've also drawn our line detouring up to the barren summit of Meall na Suiramach, which makes the overall difficulty of this walk much greater, but more than rewards you for the additional effort.

From the summit of Meall na Suiramach, visitors can see panoramic views of the Isle of Skye, including the Trotternish Ridge, the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr, and the sea lochs of the Sound of Raasay and Loch Snizort.

On a clear day, the views from Meall na Suiramach are simply stunning. The landscape is rugged and dramatic, with steep cliffs, towering peaks, and deep valleys. The surrounding hills and mountains are covered in heather and bracken, while the sea lochs sparkle in the sunlight.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between April and October


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Family friendly