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

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Magnificent views, many seabirds and archaeology make this a very special walk. 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 – not a lot can be seen.

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

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

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