Cape Wrath, Durness

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Cape Wrath (Scottish Gaelic: Am Parbh, known as An Carbh in Lewis) is a cape in the Durness parish of the county of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. It is the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain.

The cape is separated from the rest of the mainland by the Kyle of Durness and consists of 107 square miles (280 square kilometres) of moorland wilderness known as the Parph. The first road was built in 1828 by the lighthouse commission across the Parph/Durness. This road connects a passenger ferry that crosses the Kyle of Durness with the buildings on the peninsula.

Much of the cape is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is used as a military training area, including as live firing range. Areas of it are also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, a Special Area of Conservation and a Special Landscape Area.
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  • Cant thank Angie and John enough for a wonderful welcome after completing the Cape wrath trail. Top food, very very good coffee and a lovely warm spot by the gas fire 😁. We then had a wonderful camp....  more
    Cant thank Angie and John enough for a wonderful welcome after completing the Cape wrath trail. Top food, very very good coffee and a lovely warm spot by the gas fire 😁. We then had a wonderful camp....  more »
  • Great experience well worth a visit. The ferry across from Durness takes about 10 minutes. The driver of the mini bus (Stuart) kept us entertained with the history and his extensive local knowledge... 
    Great experience well worth a visit. The ferry across from Durness takes about 10 minutes. The driver of the mini bus (Stuart) kept us entertained with the history and his extensive local knowledge...  more »

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