Clyde to Cape Wrath – day 9

A short sunny day, only blighted by a strong headwind going south around Loch Eriboll on the A838, after climbing over the ridge to the west of Loch Hope. The gravel track over to Eriboll enjoys some great scenery and views toward the Pentland Firth. From the previous day this link might be useful. Strathmore River levels

Hereabouts, many vehicles are on the road, following the North Coast 500. Be wary, as the single-track paved roads with passing places are inhabited by people, not used to this system. Swing in to The Tearoom for a calming rest stop, before heading on to the very busy little village of Durness. Again, be wary of where you stop to photograph the stunning coastline, as it unfolds with sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. The first beach to appear is Traigh allt Chailgeag A couple of nights rest at the SYHA Durness hostel before heading over to Cape Wrath.