An early start to drive over to Stromness for the ferry. There is a ferry that runs from St Margaret’s Hope to Gill’s Bay in about an hour but by going from Stromness you get to cruise by The Old Man of Hoy.
On arriving back in Scrabster we head west along the north coast, some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere!
Plenty of beautiful spots to stop and stretch the legs along the way to Durness on the north-west coast.
From Smoo Cave and Durness it’s a short jaunt south to Rhiconich for a couple of nights stay at Rhiconich Hotel overlooking Loch Inchard.
Next day we head back up to Durness to hike from Balnakeil Bay across the stunning sandy beach and dunes round the small peninsula, Faraid Head.
A little boat can take you across the Kyle of Durness where a mini bus will drive you the 12 miles out to Cape Wrath lighthouse.
After a bit of getting lost we finally found the parking area to hike out to Sandwood Bay. Cape Wrath lighthouse is visible from the path out to the stunning Sandwood Bay.
Back to Rhiconich Hotel for curry, beer and sunset.