Saturday 2 April 2016

The Bone Caves

A weekend staying at Achiltibuie in the lovely Summer Isles Hotel - great chance to take Rafie on the short but lovely Bone Caves walk in Assynt

We set off from The Bone Caves car park between Elphin and Inchnadamph (A837, NC253179) and followed the excellent path along Allt nan Uamh, past waterfalls and springs, beneath the crags and cliffs of the Assynt limestone.

Waterfalls on Allt nan Uamh

Rafe and Jim - walking towards the Bone Caves above Allt nan Uamh

Allt nan Uamh

Allt nan Uamh - on the way to The Bone Caves

A large spring comes out from under the limestone of the northern cliffs - Fuaran Allt nan Uamh - an amazing sight...

Rafe - nearing The Bone Caves

Above the spring, the river ran dry, and we crossed the stream bed to the path on the south side of the glen. The path led us gently up to the caves in the cliffs...

Ascent towards The Bone Caves

Looking back towards Quinag

Sink holes on north side of the glen

Ascent to The Bone Caves

Views west from The Bone Caves

We had an explore around the caves...

Jim - The Bone Caves

Rafe in The Bone Caves

Rafe - The Bone Caves

Walking below The Bone Caves

Before following the path further east to the head of the glen, where it contours around and returns west along the north side of the glen, with great views of the caves above.

Descent into the Glen

The Bone Caves from below

Views west to Quinag from beside Allt nan Uamh

The Bone Caves

Looking back (east) towards The Bone Caves

Rafe just loved every moment.

Rafe beside Allt nan Uamh

Walkhighlands Bone Cave Circuit walk.

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