The wild and remote town of Durness is a thriving town surrounded by the dramatic landscape of Sutherland.
This most north westerly point in the British mainland boasts spectacular scenery with a rocky coastline, pristine beaches with turquoise waters, a wide array of wildlife and vast open spaces which makes it a great escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Hillwalkers and mountain climbers will find this place a heaven as it offers towering cliffs, rugged mountains and expansive moorlands which all provide fantastic but sometimes challenging walking trails.
Scattered around a string of sheltered sandy coves and grassy cliff tops, Durness straddles the turning point on the main road as it swings east from the inland peat bogs to the coast. Nearby are Smoo Cave, a gaping hole in a sheer limestone cliff, and beautiful Balnakiel beach. Durness is also the jumping-off point for rugged Cape Wrath, the windswept promontory at the Scotland’s north west tip.