Duntulm, Isle of Skye

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Located close to the northern tip of the Isle of Skye, Duntulm can be a pretty exposed and bleak location in bad weather. But in the right conditions it can be a stunning spot. The A855 around the top of the island is pretty narrow (including several stretches of single track road), so you need to take care on the drive from either Staffin or Uig. Once you reach Duntulm you also need to find a safe place to park, without blocking the road or passing places. There is an area at the top of the hill, just east of the main beach, with enough room to get off the road.
From this parking area it’s just a short walk down the hill onto the beach and rock ledges. These ledges are exposed at low tide, and can make great foreground interest, and you will have views to the south and south west along the cliffs just behind the beach area. You can also get great views out to sea, with the Isles of Harris and Lewis in the distance.
These views are largely west-facing, so the best time to visit is sunset, but standing on the edge of the North Atlantic expect almost any sort of weather (and it can change very quickly).

Duntulm, Isle of Skye
Duntulm, Isle of Skye

Duntulm ledges, Isle of Skye
Duntulm ledges, Isle of Skye
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