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  • Justin S
    Bourne, UK274 contributions
    We went on a midweek, early February rainy day, so it wasn’t busy! A nice walk around, the main cave itself is very impressive, well worth the look. But then the waterfall inside takes your breath away!! (Certainly did for us as it had been a particularly wet few days).

    A must do if in the high Highlands.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Anthony m
    Wardle, UK3 contributions
    Visted the area early January staying at the Bothy for 5 days, we were lucky with the weather and so we're able to do some wonderful and relaxing walks; along the beach up to Faraid head up to the fireing range look out post which gave great views and then the next day the walk around the bit of land on the opposite shore, which takes you past the golf course and continues for 9km eventually bring you back to the Bothy.
    Now back home in Manchester and missing the peace and quiet and brilliant star filled sky's.
    Written 16 January 2024
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  • Cape Wrath Trail
    Scottish Highlands, UK2 contributions
    Scotland, known for its rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas, offers hikers an experience like no other. Among the numerous trails weaving through its scenic terrain, the Cape Wrath Trail stands out as a challenging yet immensely rewarding adventure for those seeking raw, unspoiled wilderness.

    Stretching approximately 230 miles from Fort William to the remote Cape Wrath, this trail traverses some of Scotland’s most untamed and diverse landscapes. The journey isn’t for the faint-hearted; it demands a high level of physical fitness, navigation skills, and a deep appreciation for the raw beauty of the outdoors.

    What makes the Cape Wrath Trail truly unique is its untouched nature. Unlike more popular trails, it’s not heavily marked or maintained, adding an element of uncertainty and adventure. Hikers can expect to encounter a wide range of terrains, from vast moors to towering mountains, river crossings, and boggy sections that require careful navigation and sturdy footwear.

    The trail isn’t just about the physical challenge; it’s a spiritual journey through Scotland’s soul-stirring landscapes. Imagine waking up to misty valleys, traversing through ancient forests, and witnessing the sun setting over remote lochs. Each step is an opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • kjf_x
    Carnoustie, UK1,434 contributions
    Really nice beach, parking right beside it. Nice for a walk along the sand and not too busy! 100% recommend and would definitely go back!
    Written 28 June 2023
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  • jonahag_jones
    Sedgefield, UK214 contributions
    Lovely quiet beach with easy access from a couple of parking areas. Beautiful sand and many rocky stacks
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Jolsongoude
    Stockholm, WI367 contributions
    The museum is very interesting, but the geology walks bring the museum information to life. Our walk was windy and rainy, but SO interesting. Bjorn is very good at explaining complex concepts to non- geologists like ourselves. If we had more time here, we'd probably do a different walk. Hot cocoa at Coco Mountain was well earned!
    Written 9 September 2023
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  • JPW
    Hamilton, UK46 contributions
    Gorgeous sand, aqua blue water, crystal clear!

    Fabulous rock pools and rock formations!

    The dunes are lovely too.

    Small car parking area at the beach, but some more on the hill prior to coming down the hill.

    Beware of the clear jelly fish - looks like little cubes of ice!
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • MamaHevs
    Wigan, England142 contributions
    This appears to be on an old army base. Varied craft huts - many artists live on site. My husband got a haircut there. Interesting geology display. Cocoa Mountain there too. Passed a couple of hours
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Gordon M
    London, UK281 contributions
    Simply a wonderful experience to visit a talented artist who has transformed the place they live into an art work. She is modest, charming and incredibly productive. Highly recommended, you need to email to book a visit.
    Written 16 September 2020
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  • Kate T
    London, UK26 contributions
    A beautiful and totally unspoiled beach with the finest sand and backed by dunes. Very cold water however! An easy stop on the NC500 route.
    Written 18 June 2021
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  • jakegerzimbke
    Nottingham, UK17 contributions
    A beautiful mountain to climb, and the wide valley beneath is only its equal. The manner in which Scotland's north-western coastlands unfurled themselves, a dreamscape stretching out to the horizon bounded by endless seas, as we climbed - this lives in my memory forever as a vista panoramica beyond compare. The descent, though easy, was hard on the soul.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • Janet B
    1 contribution
    This memorial garden and village hall was a long way out of Durness. So got there eventually. It was winter so garden looked bare. Glad we went though. Only place to get coffee etc was village shop
    Written 13 December 2023
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