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Cape Wrath

The Most North Westerly Extreme in Mainland Scotland

Links to sites with further information

Locality

  www.durness.org    Site of the Durness community
  www.mackaycountry.com   The most North westerly corner of the Scottish Highlands
  www.highland.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/what-to-see/visitorcentres/durnessvisitorcentre.htm   Durness Visitors Centre
  www.nlb.org.uk/ourlights/history/capewrath.htm   Northern Lighthouse Board - Cape Wrath Lighthouse
  www.bbc.co.uk/coast/programmes/08-cape-wrath-orkney.shtml   BBC 'Coast' programme "Life on the Edge" - Cape Wrath to Orkney
  www.scottishradiance.com/light/light.htm   Lighthouse Beacons from Scotland
  www.shipais.com/currentmap.php?refresh=2&count=1&map=NorthScotland   Ship AIS - an interactive map of shipping around Northern Scotland
  www.smoocave.org   Smoo Cave - a trip to see this has to be included in any stay in Durness.

Accommodation

  www.visitmackays.com   Rooms and Restaurant - "Modern Scottish Chic in the Far North"
  www.durnesshostel.com   The Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse
  www.smoocavehotel.co.uk   Smoo Cave Hotel
  www.sangosands.com   Sango Sands Oasis Campsite offers amazing sea views on the North West tip of Scotland in the village of Durness
  www.overscaighotel.co.uk   Overscaig Hotel - a hotel on the A838, as you're heading north to Durness.
  www.mountainbothies.org.uk   Mountain Bothies Association
  www.roomsinscotland.com   This website has a wide selection of Scottish accommodation online.

Activities

  www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/durness/durness/   Durness Undiscovered Scotland
  www.highland.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/what-to-see/rangers/sutherland-events.htm   The Highland Council Ranger Organised Countryside Events in Sutherland
  www.scotlandindex.net/durness.htm   What to "See and Do" in the Durness Area
  www.welcometoscotland.com   What to "See and Do" in the Scottish Highlands
  www.ridgway-adventure.co.uk   Sea kayaking days for adults and families with children 8 years old and up. This really is the perfect place to sample sea kayaking for the first time or develop your skills. Each sea kayaking day is tailored to your experience and weather conditions. There is no need to capsize; we aim to keep you warm and dry all day! Pre booking necessary.
  www.walkhighlands.co.uk/sutherland/durness.shtml   Walkhighlands is an award-winning website, the busiest outdoors site in Scotland.
    The site features 830 free walking routes with OS mapping, GPS downloads, detailed descriptions, photographs and community facilities.
    The site was a winner at the Scottish Thistle Awards and a finalist in the Highlands and Islands tourism awards.
  Cape Wrath Trail   This website describes a walk just short of 200 miles, starting from Fort William and ending at the Cape Wrath lighthouse.
  www.capewrathchallenge.co.uk/   The marathon with a route which will take you to the most North Westerly tip of mainland Britain through an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ferry crossings and some 2,500 feet of climbing make this one of the most unique courses in the UK.
  www.cndoscotland.com   C-N-Do Scotland Walking Holidays
  www.rsf.org.uk/local-groups/scotland.html   Rough Stuff Fellowship
  http://active.visitscotland.com/findroute/highlands/Kyle-of-Durness-to-Cape-Wrath/   Cycle route description, from the ferry port to Cape Wrath Lighthouse

Trip Reports

  www.carnethy.com/ci_newsletter/art_Capewrath.htm   Inchnadamph to Cape Wrath A June walk through remote Scotland
  www.vegwales.connectfree.co.uk/bat/routes/scot2001   Cape Wrath Odyssey Three weeks in the Scottish Highlands, summer 2001
  www.walkscotland.com/durness.htm   Round the Cape By Colin Hogarth

If you have a trip report you'd like to share, please contact us (see below), providing details and a link.

 

Wildlife

  http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/SPA/UK9001231.pdf   Bird Species
  www.rspb.org.uk   The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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