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.
None to start. Nearest bus Elgol - 2km away.
Just before the cattle grid near Glasnakille.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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