Helmsdale Explorer

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This circuit makes a very varied exploration of the environs of Helmsdale, taking in the harbour, a short coastal walk, a climb across the hillside overlooking the village, and finally a riverside stroll.


Paths throughout, from grassy and pebbly going by the shore. One section runs beside (and crosses) the busy A9 and care is needed; after that, the path rising behind Helmsdale is rough.

Public Transport

Helmsdale is well served by both buses and trains.


Car parking at the west end of the Main Street in Helmsdale; above Timespan Heritage centre. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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