Holborn Head, Scrabster

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This fine circuit takes in some of the very best of the Caithness coastline, with magnificent cliffs, a giant stack, blow holes and geos There are great views over Thurso and across to Hoy, with the Orkney ferry often seen crossing the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth.


Grassy cliff top paths, farm track, and road with pavement. The sheer cliffs are unprotected, and at one brief point a fence forces the route uncomfortably near the edge.

Public Transport

Scrabster has a regular bus service from Thurso and some long distance buses also.


Scrabster car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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