After walking up the Old Man of Storr in the morning for sunrise, I spent the evening on the other side of the Isle of Skye for the sunset. The final roads to get to Neist Point are in need of maintenance as one needs to concentrate to avoid the many potholes. We arrived about 5:30pm and the parking area was quite full. If you come early you should be able to enjoy the walk with fewer people.
The walk to the lighthouse is down a steep path which is paved, has steps and a handrail. The steps and handrail are great aids for the walk back up. We walked to the right along the hilltop, prior to going down to the lighthouse, which provided excellent views of the lighthouse.
After the short visit to Neist Point we drove just down the road to The Three Chimneys restaurant at Colbost for dinner. It is not a place I would or could afford to eat at very often, but if you get the chance you should do it at least once! After dinner we were treated to a beautiful sunset. What an ending for another glorious day on Skye.
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