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Walking & Climbing

There are few places, which offer walking amongst such dramatic scenery as can be found in the far north-west highlands. The local coastline features everything from hidden sandy beaches to the highest cliffs on Britain’s Mainland. There are several walks for all to enjoy, a few of which are noted below.


  • Faraid Head – an enchanting walk across Balnakiel Beach and onto the headland with amazing sand dunes and sea cliffs. A great place to spot Puffins, Whales and other sea life.
  • Cape Wrath to Sandwood Bay – a breath-taking experience incorporating a visit to perhaps the most isolated beach on mainland Britain, Haunted by the ghost of the bearded sailor.
  • Sandwood Bay and Eas Coul Aulin – This is a gentle walk along peat-cutters’ paths and over open moorland to the most remote beach in Britain.

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