Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock

A look at these two popular visitor attractions, Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock on the Isle of Skye

On Location: 19th April 2024

Parking: The is now a large pay and display car park at this location. What 3 Words location ///bigger.listed.occupations Grid reference: NG 50869 65541

Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock location

Refreshments: There are no toilet or refreshment facilities here on the date of our visit. However, works are being done so there is a possibility that these may be available in the future. Nearest facilities can be found in the village of Staffin just to the north of the car park.

Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock are two locations on many visitors agendas when on the Isle of Skye. The car park is adjacent to a viewing point which gives a view of the falls and the distant Kilt Rock but the views are somewhat limited. The best time of day to visit would be in the morning as the sun would shine on both features.

This is mainly a post of a couple of images and a link to a short YouTube film.

Mealt Falls and sea from the viewing point

The Mealt Falls drop 55m over the cliff edge down into the waters of the Sound of Raasay. As seen from the viewing point with Kilt Rock in the distance.

Mealt Falls Isle of Skye from above in Black and White

An aerial view of the falls.

Kilt Rock on the Isle of Skye from above.

Kilt Rock, a 90m cliff formed by hexagonal basalt columns and dolerite sills. The name comes from the resemblance of the cliff to a kilt.

Mealt Falls and Loch Mealt with the Trotternish ridge in the distance

A drone shot looking south, Mealt Falls and be seen as can Loch Mealt where the burn comes from. The distant skyline is the Trotternish ridge and The Storr. Right in the centre can be seen the new large car park.

It isn’t a location where the photo opportunities are great. The use of a drone comes in very handy, weather permitting. Below is a link to a short YouTube film of our visit.

If you liked this blog, why not take a look at our previous post on Talisker Bay.

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