Camas Malag on Loch Slapin - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the shoreline at Camas Malag on Loch Slapin in Skye. Picture showing a view over the loch to the red and black Cuillin hills, taken in May 2009.
Camas Malag on Loch Slapin - FURTHER INFORMATION
Camas Malag on Loch Slapin - Skye visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Camas Malag on Loch Slapin' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.
Camas Malag is a small, exposed cove on Loch Slapin close to Torrin on Skye. Camas Malag is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and part of the Strath Special Area of Conservation. The area is popular for walking, a 4km track continues along the coast to Suisnish and Calman Cave. The walk proceeds through various grasslands and hay meadows full of limestone loving plants, close to the ruins of Dun Kearstach. Though a bit exposed, the area is also used for sea kayaking and canoing.
On a clear day, as seen in this image, this secluded piece of coastline offers stunning views over the loch to the surrounding hills. To the north are the red Cuillin hills of Beinn na Cailleach (732m), Beinn Dearg Bheag (582m), Beinn Dearg Mhor (709m) and Beinn na Cro (572m) near Torrin. The view continues round the loch to the Black Cuillin, including Blà Bheinn (928m), also known as Blaven, and Garbh bheinn (806m).
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Take the B8083 south from Broadford towards Torrin. Just before Kilbride and Torrin take a left down a single lane track. This passes a working quarry and continues down a hill towards the coast. Parking is available at Camas Malag.