DUNNET HEAD COASTAL WALK - 2 DECEMBER 2001
It was a nice clear winter day. Although it was a cold and frosty
morning the sun was shining brightly. Eight of us set off
from Dwarick Pier glad to get walking to get us warmed up.
Dwarwick Pier To
A short climb
uphill at the start gave us some great views. We could
see Ben Loyal, Ben Hope to the west covered with a dusting of
snow. Further on we came across Loch of Bushta - it was very
There are some lovely Geos along the west coast of
Dunnet Head which make some spectacular scenery. We looked
across the sea at Holborn head. The St Ola was leaving
Scrabster making her way across the Pentland Firth.
Geo - West Dunnet
Loch Bushta To Dunnet
rounded the Head - Hoy came into sight. As we looked inland
there were these small lochs - Many Lochs. Before we came to
the lighthouse we came to the ’Long Byre’ - a long gully where
farmers are said to have sheltered their stock in bad weather.
We went up to the viewpoint at Dunnet Head - as
usual it was blowing a gale. The wind had got up and we were
meeting it head on as we went down along the East Coast of
Dunnet Head. We cut our walk a wee bit shorter as the sun was
setting so we cut across the heather and headed for the road.
A coastal walk around Dunnet Head is a really
good walk with plenty of superb views and scenery.
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Dunnet Bay Area