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Sunset at the Cave of Gold, Isle of Skye

Sunset at the Cave of Gold, Isle of Skye


Postby Musicfinder » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:39 pm

Route description: Cave of Gold, Kilmuir

Date walked: 01/06/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 2.25 km

Ascent: 68m

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Parking is at the end of the second left turn for Kilmuir as you are driving from Uig. You drive by the ruined church at Bornesketaig. I walked from the parking area to near the cliff edge and followed to the point where the path drops down the grassy slope to the Cave of Gold. You have to pass through a gate in a fence that is boldly marked Private Property and a second sign stating No Trespassing. According to WH the crofter that put these signs up sometimes threatens walkers, but I didn't have any problem.

The grassy slope is quite steep but I had no difficulty. There is no ascent with this walk until it is time to return to the top of the cliffs. I spent 4 hours here as I was waiting for the sun to set for photographs. I would definitely recommend this as a spot to visit if on the Isle of Skye.
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Re: Sunset at the Cave of Gold, Isle of Skye

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:01 pm

4sunset1 is an amazing shot! :clap:
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Re: Sunset at the Cave of Gold, Isle of Skye

Postby Lenore » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:26 am

Spectacular photos!!!
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Re: Sunset at the Cave of Gold, Isle of Skye

Postby Musicfinder » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:27 pm

johnkaysleftleg wrote:4sunset1 is an amazing shot! :clap:


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