Neist Point

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Discover -

This fin­ger­tip of land is Skye’s most west­erly point. From the crest of the head­land, long stretches of vast, black clifftops fall hun­dreds of feet to left and right, while ahead lies the end of land and the aban­doned Neist Point light­house, a ru­ined, white sen­try star­ing off to the Western Isles. The walk starts from a car park signed off the B884 from Dun­ve­gan, and although the path down to the light­house is steep, it’s stepped and has handrails – and daz­zling views across tum­bling land to the end­lessseem­ing ocean. Fol­low the fence around the light­house, and then head out to the jumble of rocks at the seafront. Here you may see a minke whale, as the great beasts reg­u­larly feed on mack­erel in the shal­lows. The trek back up is more test­ing, but on a warm sum­mer’s evening it’s hard to be­lieve there could be a more in­tox­i­cat­ing place to be.

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