The Spar Cave, near Elgol

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A visit to the Spar Cave requires some forward planning and great care, and should not be underestimated. It is worth the effort, however, as it gives a true adventure, and is one of the great wonders of Scotland.


Steep path down to the shore. Continuing round the shore is over slippery, sea-weed covered boulders. Great care is needed, both over the rocks and to ensure the walk is completed before being cut off by the tide. Click here for tide times. Inside the cave, the floor is wet and there is a steep scramble up flowstone. Torches are essential.

Public Transport

None to start. Nearest bus Elgol - 2km away.


Just before the cattle grid near Glasnakille. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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