start the fly-through
Tap/click on fly-through and drag to change the camera viewpoint:
– if you drag left-right you basically rotate around Will Walker’s position as he continues the walk.
– if you drag, up and down you change the viewing angle
– once you release it goes back to a standard angle
– to zoom in and out
– pinch on a touchscreen
– mousewheel forward/backwards or rightclick and drag up and down
– or move two fingers up and down on trackpad
The height profile and progress is shown at the bottom.
Tap/click on fly-through to display the controls on a touchscreen device:
slow down journey / pause / speed-up / how fast it plays
settings / share / full screen
You can ignore speed and local time under stats, we didn’t set any time codes for this walk.
There are a few niggles with the 3D functionality in some browsers: it requires WebGL support which should be enabled by most recent browsers and doesn’t seem to like VPNs.
Length: 6.5 km / 4 miles
Time: 3 hours at a swift pace + breaks
Difficulty: Difficult (climb up to The Table) – 652 m total ascent
full screen mode
compass to orient the map – north at the top
locate your current position on the map (browser will ask for permission, works best on phones due to use of GPS). We don’t track your location.
– Tap on symbols for more information about the walks and starting points
– Pan map: Tap on map and drag into any direction
– Zoom In/out: Pinch with two fingers
– Tilt map: Tap with two fingers and drag up or down
– Rotate map: Tap with two fingers and rotate
Laptop with mouse:
– Click on symbols for more information about the walks and starting points
– Pan map: Left click on map with mouse and drag into any direction
– Zoom In/out: Mousewheel or ‘+’ ‘-‘ keys on keyboard
– Tilt map: Right click and drag mouse pointer up or down
– Rotate map: Right click and drag mouse pointer left or right
full screen mode
Now, the Quiraing walk is obviously not in Winchester, but in Scotland. It doesn’t fit with most of our other walks in Hampshire but we wanted to include it
- as a showcase for our mapping technology, demonstrating really interesting terrain,
- as an appetizer for walks in other parts of Great Britain, and
- simply because this might be the best shortish walk in the British Isles (at least it is our favourite).
Kvi and rand
The Quiraing is a magic destination on the Northern tip of the Isle of Skye, part of the Inner Hebrides, just off the west coast of Scotland. in Gaelic Cuith-raing, the massive rock face that towers above the townships of Staffin, comes from the Norse kvi and rand and means round fold. The Eastern escarpment of the Trotternish peninsula has been broken by massive landslide into a truly remarkable and enchanting landscape.
Within the fold is The Table, an elevated plateau hidden amongst the pillars. Legend has it that the fold was used to conceal cattle from Viking raiders.
The geology, one of the key features of the area, mainly consists of basalt flows over sandstones and shales, and the successive erosion of the underlying sedimentary rocks has produced rotational slippage features of European importance.
On any day the sun comes out, at an elevation of only 500m, with a view of the sea –Will Walker
when you are on the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye, you are on top of the world.