Kilt Rock & Mealt Falls

Waterfalls in Isle of Skye

Insel Skye, Kilt Rock Wasserfall
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Herbert Frank

Indeed, the 90 metre Kilt Rock on the Trotternish Peninsula does look strikingly similar to a pleated kilt. Its has vertical basalt columns that form the pleats and intruded sills of dolerite forming the pattern. From the cliff-top viewpoint you can also get a nice look at Mealt Falls, a waterfall that plummets 328 feet (100 m) over Kilt Rock to the rock-laden shoreline below. If you listen closely, you can hear the whistle made by the falls as the water crashes down. Similar to a bagpipe’s eerie tunes, this whistle becomes even more dramatic on a particularly windy day.

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Visiting Kilt Rock & Mealt Falls


24 Hours

Address: Kilt Rock, Portree, UK
Duration: 20 minutes

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