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    The Fairy Glen Circular Walk

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    45 m
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    The Fairy Glen Circular Walk

    Want to feel like you’re a character in a timeless storybook? The Fairy Glen Circular Walk in the Highlands immerses you among grassy cone-shaped hills and leads you towards Castle Ewan, a rocky tower that you can climb if you feel so inclined. Expect to revel in phenomenal, supernatural scenery throughout this entire journey—and not only will adults love it, but the imagery will also entertain kids.

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    Route Description for The Fairy Glen Circular Walk

    The Fairy Glen Circular Walk is a popular journey for all ages! This short journey takes you through otherworldly scenery, immersing you in cone-shaped grassy hills, before unveiling Castle Ewan, a rocky tower that you can climb if you’re okay with a not-so-straightforward scramble.

    While it’s not mandatory to follow the exact route outlined in the GPS, it does lead to all the best landmarks. So, it’s up to you if you want to create your own adventure or follow the map! When you get close to the rocky tower, it’s essential to keep all stones in their same position—it’s common for walkers to want to stack the stones. You can also climb the rocky tower (Castle Ewan) by following the path up before taking on a short scramble section to reach the top. The views are fantastic at the summit! Ensure you take care when tackling this climb.

    After spending time exploring the supernatural wonders sprawled across this landscape, you’ll retrace your steps to head back to the car park.

    Getting to the The Fairy Glen Circular Walk Trailhead

    To get to the start of The Fairy Glen Circular Walk, head to the designated parking spot for Fairy Glen near Uig (57°35'06.0"N 6°20'01.7"W). Parking here requires a fee.

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