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Kilt Rock

Ellishadder Category Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife
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The famous Kilt Rock is a sea cliff in north east Trotternish. It is said to resemble a kilt, with vertical basalt columns to form the pleats and intruded sills of dolerite forming the pattern.

This is a popular stopping point on the road between Portree and Staffin and there is a large car park by the waterfall at Ellishadder.

You have to look north up the coast to see the Kilt Rock. Closer by is the Mealt Waterfall, which freefalls off the cliff for 60m into the Sound of Raasay below. Sometimes, when the wind is strong, the water is blown away and it doesn't reach the bottom at all.

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