ⓘ Carsaig Arches

                                     

ⓘ Carsaig Arches

Carsaig Arches are natural arch cliff formations on the Ross of Mull in the south of the Isle of Mull, on the west coast of Scotland. They are situated below Malcolms Point, at the base of the Rudha Fhaoilean cliffs. To the east are Carsaig Bay, and Eas na Dabhaich.

Coastal cliffs are the result of the erosion of oolitic rock formations, located to the West of the entrance to the Loch. To get on the road from Carsaig pier, the track is strewn with volcanic rocks and boulders, and includes about 4 kilometers on foot to reach it.

The first arch is visible at the end of the road in the descent from the ridge and looks as if it is opening to the sea, and the second is hidden. Holes created waves were similar to cave entrances, which "lead to another planet." They are most easily approached during low tide. Of the two arcs seen under a rock, one was described as a railway tunnel, "deep and dark" and the other rises high and is overlain by the debris, which assume as earlier collapsed arch. One of the formations is a pyramidal block, perforated in the center of an unusually shaped arch called the "keyhole," and surmounted by the solitary shaft of a basaltic pillar. Another arch "tunnel" is a massive, columnar basalts appear to hang from the top) It is 20 metres 66 feet tall with a length of 43 m 141 ft width 20 m 66 ft. Mountain goats, Golden Eagles, breeding fulmars and black-legged Kittiwakes frequent the area.