This small headland north of Wick is easily accessible and has sites of both wildlife and historical interest. Puffins and other seabirds can be found near the lighthouse and by the ancient Sinclair Girnigoe Castle. There are also sea cliffs and other coastal features of interest such as caves and 'geos' which are steep-sided inlets formed when a sea cave or tunnel collapses. On misty autumnal days this site attracts birdwatchers looking for rare migrants.
CategoriesWildlife, Plants, Geology
Area: Caithness East
OS Grid Reference: ND 38814 55044
The car park is close to the lighthouse and there are well worn paths.