The Isle of Skye is home to a variety of stunning landscapes that are best explored on Isle of Skye walking holidays, but there are some attractions that it’s worth adding to your itinerary.
Waterfalls can be found in various locations around the island, but Mealt Falls are particularly spectacular.
This particular waterfall is found in the Trotternish peninsula, which is in the north of the island. The waterfall tumbles over the sheer cliff edge at Kilt Rock, with the water plummeting an impressive 60 metres into the Sound of Raasay, the Skye Guide explains.
According to the website, Kilt Rock gets its name because it resembles the famous piece of Scottish clothing – the basalt columns that makeup the cliff are said to resemble the pleats in a kilt, hence the name.
While Mealt Falls are spectacular at any time of the year, one photographer recently captured a particularly impressive moment during a period of high wind.
The National shared photos taken by visitor Thomas Lamont, who saw the waterfall being blown back up the cliff and over the top by the incredibly strong winds that hit the island at the end of October.
He revealed that the waterfall was being pushed back up so far that the spray was reaching the nearby car park, and in turn drenching other visitors who had come to see the waterfall. Mr Lamont commented: “I’ve never seen that before, it’s quite a spectacular view.”
If you do visit Mealt Falls during your trip, make sure you stay safe when you’re near the cliff edge and stick to the designated viewpoints to get your own photos of this natural attraction.