58 degrees north! Welcome to Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the UK mainland. We are north of Moscow and Stavanger in Norway – but more easily accessible!
Whether you want to rent a cottage, stay with us as bed and breakfast guests at the old post office or camp at one of the most scenic campsites in Scotland, we can cater for all tastes. We welcome groups of walkers and cyclists and can offer drying facilities, cycle storage and cycle hire. The walking and wildlife in the area is superb. Puffins visit the Head from May to July, whales are often seen and there is a resident seal colony in Brough Bay behind the property which overlooks the Pentland Firth and rock stacks.
Visitors can enjoy a wildlife walk with the Highland Ranger, Forestry Commission or RSPB, cycle in the nearby forests or on the quiet roads, or fish in the Dunnet Head lochs. A qualified guide is available for walking tours and tours of the WWII radar installations on Dunnet Head. A number of route cards are available so you can find your way around, all routes have been walked with a GPS and camera, and there are some great places to visit within walking distance of the property, both along the coast and inland.
The remains of the World War II radar installations are a source of interest for many a visitor, and we can arrange tours by appointment. We are also the home of the Dunnet Head Educational Trust which was formed in 2003 to promote the most northerly point of the British mainland. We have developed a series of walks, guidebook and other publications which can be ordered on line here. Watch the DVD made by the Dunnet Head Educational Trust and get a feel for the area! By purchasing these guides, you will be supporting the Trust´s projects. See more information about the Trust at their website.
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Once you have visited the north, stay in our spacious townhouse in Cómpeta, Andalucia, Spain. Through our many years of walking in the Sierras Almijaras, we can advise visitors on local walks, and things to see and do in the area. Please contact us for further information.