The north-eastern peninsula on the Isle of Skye is dominated by a long ridge of hills of which there are 13 named summits; this is known as “Trotternish Ridge”. The highest point is “Storr” standing at 719m above sea level. Trotternish Ridge is an area of unique scenery with outstanding views; the chaotic landscape caused by past landslides is ever popular with hill walkers and hikers.
The steep slopes which make up the ridge support large areas of rare species-rich Nardus grassland with areas of fry heath and alkaline fen; several nationally scarce species can be found here, as well as Iceland purslane which is extremely rare in the UK and Ireland and can only be found at three known locations, all of which are in Scotland.
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