Cave of Gold, Kilmuir

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The Uamh Oir or Cave of Gold is Skye's answer to Fingal's cave on Staffa. It gives a delightful short walk and is a great place for a picnic; however the final the pathless coastal slope down to it is very steep and dangerous, requiring great care. NB: We understand access via this route is currently unimpeded. However in the past there have been issues with a local crofter both putting up signs and intimidating walkers. The route as described was negotiated and agreed between the crofter and the local council access officer, and gates specifically for walkers doing this route were installed at local taxpayers' expense. If you are threatened you should contact the police in Portree on 01478 612888.

Terrain

The walk crosses rough croft pasture land; if you really must take a dog it should be kept on a short lead. The descent to see the cave is down an extremely steep grass slope which could be dangerous in the wet.

Public Transport

None to start. Bus 57 from Portree on A855 through Kilmuir - get off at the more northerly road junction for Camas Mor, 2km walk start. Traveline Scotland.

Start

End of minor public road extending north from near the ruined church at Bornesketaig. Map and directions.

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