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TITLE
The Cuillin Hills from Elgol, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2237_AT
PLACENAME
Elgol
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
34135
KEYWORDS
landscape
mountains
coast
loch
tourists
rock formations
The Cuillin Hills from Elgol, Skye

This classic view of the Cuillin hills from Elgol only gives a hint of the spectacular and often dramatic scenery which can be seen from this small village on the shores of Loch Scavaig. The winding road from Broadford, following lochs and climbing hills, finally reaches Elgol where a steep descent to the jetty and new car park allows the visitor to really appreciate the vista before them. Along the pebble beach, past the small primary school and the cottage close to the shore pictured, are the Jurassic limestone cliffs, around 150 million years old. Their surface is eroded by the sea and the weather to form a curious honey-comb pattern, contrasting with the jagged peaks of the Black Cuillin in the background

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The Cuillin Hills from Elgol, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

2000s

landscape; mountains; coast; loch; tourists; rock formations

Andrew Taylor

This classic view of the Cuillin hills from Elgol only gives a hint of the spectacular and often dramatic scenery which can be seen from this small village on the shores of Loch Scavaig. The winding road from Broadford, following lochs and climbing hills, finally reaches Elgol where a steep descent to the jetty and new car park allows the visitor to really appreciate the vista before them. Along the pebble beach, past the small primary school and the cottage close to the shore pictured, are the Jurassic limestone cliffs, around 150 million years old. Their surface is eroded by the sea and the weather to form a curious honey-comb pattern, contrasting with the jagged peaks of the Black Cuillin in the background