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Beautful walk across the moors to this stunning Lighthouse

A short easy but interesting walk takes you to this lighthouse. Which pops into view at various... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alan B
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Excellent place, lovely walk!

Beautiful lighthouse with plenty of information boards. Really interesting place with lots of... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2021
wildbobedwards
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Skipton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

This is a most enjoyable walk to an engineering masterpiece, beautifully maintained by a small group of trustees. The views over the Minch on a good day are terrific, with the mountains of Wester Ross on the horizon and Skye nearby. And there is a warming cup of coffee to welcome you!

Date of experience: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

Admittedly we had amazing weather, but we’ve done it before in the rain, which made it almost mystical! However the recently painted lighthouse commanding the headland looking out over the Minche, bathed in sun was stunning. The view to Skye & the Scottish mainland had the Shiant Isles in the fore. Taking ones mind back to the old lighthouse & imagining the keepers in their (now run-down) cottages stokes the imagination. The path is a fairly easy gravel walk, which peters out to a bare path at points near the end, but still fairly easy walking. All in all well worth a half day visit, especially if the weather is good!!

Date of experience: August 2020
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Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

The initial investment in the path means you set out with confidence however the path abruptly ends with the Lighthouse in the distance and you have to plod through a peat bog to get to the Lighthouse.
Once there the newer, taller Lighthouse stands proudly and freshly painted but it is sad to see such a high level of neglect on the 18th century Lighthouse and some of the other buildings. There was some work being carried out but I can fully understand why many of these buildings are on the buildings at risk register.
Brilliant views out to sea and with the correct ownership (not fraught with stories of fraud and corruption) this could be a treasure!

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank Hannah L
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Reviewed 25 October 2019

After driving along a narrow road I managed to manoeuvre/reverse into the parking area, of which there are not many spaces, there is a donation box at the beginning of the trail. The undulating path tempts you along with glimpses of what’s to come, eventually you hit a gate after walking quite a distance on a mostly well made way-marked path and head back down to the lighthouse! It was a glorious day when we visited and the lighthouse looked very impressive. There is a bothy at the end of the trail with information and history of the lighthouse which was interesting. You cannot get right up to the lighthouse which was a shame. Looks like a renovation project is underway there.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 October 2019

The path does not go all the way to the lighthouse. You will need waterproof shoes. There appears to be work going on an possibly a couple living in it. (I am told there is a scandal surrounding this) There is a pipe/hose going over the ground all the way to the lighthouse, water I think. There is a bothy when you get there so you can get out of the elements if necessary. You cannot get inside the lighthouse but the views are spectacular. My warning, do not take the coastal route back unless you are an experienced walker. fully able bodied have plenty of time and are appropriately dressed. It is a way marked path but the markers are few and far between, one missing marker and you are lost. It;s not particularly coastal either. The walk is mostly on peat bog with parts you will need to climb up and down rocks. I would've enjoyed it in the summer if it had been dry and the light not fading. As it happened by friend twisted her ankle and at one point I thought we would have to call for assistance.

Date of experience: September 2019
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