Road to Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland Landscape
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:42.3 MB (2.1 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:4726 x 3131 px | 40 x 26.5 cm | 15.8 x 10.4 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:13 August 2009
Location:Elgol Road from Broadford, Isle Of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Highlands, Scotland, UK
On the Road to Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland panorama landscape. A view from the B8083 Broadford to Torrin and Elgol road. The nearby crofting and fishing village lies on the eastern shore of Loch Slapin, 5 miles (7 km) southwest of Broadford (An t-Àth Leathann), on the road to Elgol (Ealaghol). There is a mixture of Victorian white-washed cottages and modern flat-pack houses. The village boasts good views of Blaven and Loch Slapin. Torrin sits on Durness limestone. There is an abundance of trees and varied plant flora, including more than a dozen species of orchids. Much of the area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. There are five working crofts in Torrin with cattle and sheep. The common grazing extends north onto the surrounding red granite hills Beinn Dearg Mhòr (709m) and Beinn Dearg Bheag (584m) and beyond the head of Loch Slapin