Amazing Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, and Lealt Falls on 11Jun2017 (Day 3 Fort Williams/Isle of Skye Trip 9-14Jun2017)

going to kilt rock & lealt falls

after a good break relishing great oysters & lobster at oyster shed, 

and it was still raining, we decided to just go to our next hotel, skeabost hotel, and checked in.

weather was unpredictable. we rested in the room for 1hr+. then we drove to kilt rocks & mealt falls.

old man of storr in the distance

old man of storr in the distance

old man of storr in the distance

old man of storr in the distance

old man of storr in the distance

old man of storr in the distance

it was a nice coastal drive.

the road runs along the coast on the right,

and the spectacular ridge of hills called trotternish ridge runs over 30km on the left.

we had a good if misty view of old man of storr from a distance. there was still a bit of drizzle.

nice rock formations

nice rock formations

there were nice rock formations nearer to kilt rock & mealt falls.

kilt rock & mealt falls

kilt rock & mealt falls was a spectacular sight, the mealt falls fed by the waters from loch mealt, plummets 55m down the cliffs of kilt rock into the atlantic ocean! 

kilt rock & mealt falls

we parked at kilt rock.

it was cold outside, and still a slight drizzle.

kilt rock & mealt falls

kilt rock & mealt falls

we walked a short distance & took some photos of the craggy coastline to the south.

kilt rock & mealt falls

kilt rock & mealt falls

kilt rock & mealt falls

& returned to our car after taking some more photos of kilt rock & mealt falls and the craggy coastline to the north.

lealt falls

we drove southwards on the return route & stopped at lealt falls.

lealt falls

we parked at the small carpark where lealt gorge is located.

lealt falls

lealt falls

lealt falls

we walked to the first viewpoint which looked over the gorge & lealt falls on its way down the gorge to the bottom 90m below.

lealt falls

lealt falls

lealt falls

we walked further down to another viewing platform that looked over the cliff and the sea.

lealt falls

lealt falls

lealt falls

lealt falls

lealt falls

it was cold & windy there was still a slight drizzle.

we could not wait out for better weather. the views were amazing, and it was invigorating walking the outdoors & looking over the gorge, cliffs and sea. the evening drive was well worth it. ^^

we made the return journey to portree, a tiny picturesque hamlet along the coast.

c.h.e.f andy

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Kilt Rock & Mealt Falls

Location:

52 A855, Portree IV51 9JE, UK

 

Lealt Falls

Location:

Skye, East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 2BX, UK

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