Dunnet Head – Long Byre – Chapel Geo – Dwarwick Pier – Dunnet Head

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Taking in part of the North Highland Way, and with magnificent views, many seabirds and archaeology this is a very special walk. There are puffins between May and July, WWII radar installations on Dunnet Head and archaeology at Chapel Geo.

We start at the Dunnet Head Lighthouse, built by Robert Stevenson in 1831, automated in 1989 and now owned by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

The route is mostly on sheep tracks, although it is more defined at the start near the lighthouse and at the Dwarwick Pier end. There are some interesting features such as the Long Byre where the local people kept their cattle and at Chapel Geo, the remains of a monk's cell – although not a lot can be seen.

It is rough going underfoot and can be peaty and boggy in places, so good footwear is recommended.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Caithness

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Museum, Pub, Sea, Wildlife, Woodland

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2.5 Miles