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Uamh Oir... umm, or, Cave of Gold?

Uamh Oir... umm, or, Cave of Gold?


Postby denfinella » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:45 pm

Route description: Cave of Gold, Kilmuir

Date walked: 20/08/2015

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 2 km

Ascent: 70m

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With a couple of hours to spare after visiting the Quiraing, we decided to head north to visit the Uamh Oir, or Cave of Gold, near Bornesketaig at the north end of the Trotternish peninsula.


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I'll keep the text to a minimum, other than to say that navigation was easy (although some of the fences are no longer there), no access issues, and there were no problems with descending the steep slope to the cave, as the grass was dry. The tide was (nearly) low enough to enter the cave, although scrambling around the slippery basalt columns might have been asking for trouble. We detoured to Dun Bornaskitaig on the way back. Great views throughout. Anyway, here are a whole load of pics from a quiet, easygoing walk...

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Something hypnotic about all those basalt columns...

Skye 2015
Early afternoon: The Quiraing: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=56369
Next day: Preshal More and Talisker Bay: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=56418
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