We depart early tomorrow morning for our Scotland trip and we're all packed up and ready to go!
I've been checking the weather each day as our trip has approached. While it's a week out and I know the weather can easily change, Accuweather is showing rain (.25 to .50") with very gusty winds 20 MPH with gusts up to 40-50 MPH for the days we were hoping to do some hiking (10/10 and 10/11). I've read the adage that with Scotland there are no bad weather days, just bad gear. I'm guessing that while there is a lot of truth to that, there are still some days that it's just not safe to hike. We will have warm layers and waterproof jackets and waterproof boots. Our pants are water-resistant. I'm not as sure-footed as my husband so I'm going to bring some lightweight collapsible trekking poles to help keep me steady.
We were hoping to do the main touristy hikes - Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Fairy Pools, Brother's Point, etc. I know that the first two hikes should be avoided if visibility/conditions are poor. Are there other hikes you would recommend for us to try if conditions are as forecasted that would be more suitable for rainy/windy conditions?
Or do we just need to make a new plan B as backup? Not sure what that would be beyond visiting some of the craft shops, Talisker Distillery, and Dunvegan castle...maybe go over to Raasay to visit that distillery as well?
Any advice is much appreciated. :)