Duncansby Head

Before heading back south from Thurso I’m nipping back to Duncansby Head, the northeasternmost tip of Scotland (and the UK) which is not, as most people might think, John O’Groats. Duncansby Head is a few miles eastward along a one-track road.

As we had factored in possible traffic delays we had an hour or so’s grace before the ferry to Orkney and so took in the Head.

Duncansby Head, Caithness

Cliffs and an inlet:-

Duncansby Head Cliffs

The cliffs are home to lots of seabirds:-

Birds at  Duncansby Head

As you might expect there’s a lighthouse at the land’s end:-

Duncansby Head Lighthouse

Just to the south of the head are these rocks sticking up out of the sea. They’re known as the Duncansby Stacks:-

Duncansby Stacks

On the way across to Orkney on the ferry I took this photo of Duncansby Head from ten or so miles away in the Pentland Firth:-

Duncansby Head from Pentland Firth

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