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  Durness Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Little wonder that Durness parish, which until 1724 stretched as far as Tongue in the east and Kylesku in the south was split into three.
To the north of Durness is Faraid Head and Balnakeil Bay.
Durness is now one of the few remaining places of any size in mainland Scotland that you can only access by single track road.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /durness/durness/index.html   (528 words)

  
  Durness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Durness (Diuranais in Gaelic) is a remote township in the northwestern Highlands of Scotland, lying on the Kyle of Durness.
The main attractions in Durness are Smoo Cave, a sea cave with a small river running through it and a waterfall in wet weather, unspolit beaches backed by cliffs, and the surrounding sea birds, seals, porpoises and minke whales.
During World War II it was used to station naval troops, and the island in its centre was used as a bombing target as it resembles a battleship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Durness   (495 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Durness   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Durness / Scotland with Smoo Cave and youth hostel - selfmade photo under gnu licence File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version.
Durness isn't the most north westerly point in mainland Scotland, but it is certainly the most north westerly village.
Durness is now one of the few remaining places of any size in mainland Scotland that you can only access by single track road.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Durness   (1679 words)

  
 Durness & Tongue Area Main Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Durness is the most north westerly village on mainland Britain and a good base from which to tour the area.
Despite major road improvements in recent decades, the last 14 miles to Durness from the south are of single track road, with rather more in places along the north coast as you head east.
A couple of miles south west of Durness is the easiest way to Cape Wrath, with a little seasonal ferry crossing the Kyle of Durness from Keodale.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /areatong   (402 words)

  
 DURNESS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Durness ist ein abgelegenes Dorf in den nordwestlichen Highlands von Schottland.
Mangels Straßenanschluss kann sie nur zu Fuß oder in der Kombination einer kleinen Fußgängerfähre über den Kyle of Durness mit einem Pendel-Minibuss erreicht werden.
In Balnakeil, einem zwei Kilometer südlich von Durness gelegenen Weiler, wurde ein Kunsthandwerkerdorf gebaut.
www.toonorama.com /encyclopedia/D/Durness   (325 words)

  
 Durness   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Durness is a remote village in the northwestern Highlands of Scotland lying on the Kyle of Durness.
The main attractions in Durness are Smoo a sea cave with a small river through it and a waterfall in wet weather unspolit beaches backed cliffs and the surrounding sea birds seals and porpoises.
During World War II it was used to station naval and the island in its centre was as a bombing target as it resembles battleship.
www.freeglossary.com /Durness   (275 words)

  
 Durness: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Durness is a remote township township quick summary:
Smoo cave is a large sea cave in durness in the scottish highlands with a small river running through it and a small waterfall....
Loch eriboll, the only sea loch on the north coast of scotland, has been used for centuries as a deep water anchorage 16km long and safe from the often stormy seas...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/du/durness.htm   (845 words)

  
 Rural Housing Service - Case Study: Durness
Durness Parish lies at the extreme north-west corner of the Scottish mainland in the County of Sutherland.
Durness is 74 miles from the County town of Golspie and 103 miles from Inverness.
As a result the Durness Housing Liaison Group, was set up in May 1992 under the chairmanship of the Reverend Macsween.
www.ruralhousingscotland.org /case/durness   (499 words)

  
 The Cape Wrath Challenges - 16th-22nd May 2004
Durness is in the county of Sutherland - that is the southern land of the Vikings.
Durness is the most north-westerly village on the British mainland located 16 kilometres east of Cape Wrath in the far North West tip of Scotland.
The village of Durness serves a large area of scattered townships and farms and is a major tourist destination in the far North of Scotland with an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions.
www.runnerswebuk.com /cwc_ar.html   (441 words)

  
 DURNESS, Durness Tourist Information and Travel Guide at InfoHub.com
Scattered around a string of sheltered sandy coves and grassy clifftops, DURNESS, the most northwesterly village on the British mainland, straddles the turning point on the main A838 road as it swings east from the inland peat bogs of the interior to the north coast's fertile strip of limestone machair.
In addition, Durness is the jumping-off point for rugged Cape Wrath, the windswept promontory at the Scotland's northwest tip, which has retained an end-of-the-world mystique lost long ago by John O'Groats.
Durness is also served by the daily Dearman Coaches link (June-Sept) from Inverness via Ullapool and Lochinver.
www.infohub.com /Destinations/Europe%2D%26%2DRussia/Scotland/Durness/100514.htm   (375 words)

  
 Tourism Scotland - Durness on the rugged, magnicient north
Durness is on the most northerly coast of Scotland, 105 miles north of Millwood House.
Durness is best enjoyed for its wild open headlands and long white sandy broad beaches, with outcrops of rocks and at low tide many rock pools.
Durness is very beautiful, one of our very favourite places to visit, magnificent scenery, wonderful walks in all seasons.
www.millwoodhouse.co.uk /links/durness.htm   (236 words)

  
 Durness-Ullapool
Deze pagina is als volgt verdeeld: Durness en Kinlochbervie, van Kinlochbervie naar Kylesku, de Assynt(-motortrail), Inchnadamph, en Inverpolly Reserve en de Summer Isles.
Durness (omgevingskaart) is het meest noordwestelijke plaatsje in Scotland.
Kleinschalig als ze in Durness worden gehouden, zijn de Highlandgames hier nog onbedorven.
home.wxs.nl /~kees0584/durness.htm   (1233 words)

  
 Kyles of Durness scotland pictures
Durness is the most North Westerly village on mainland Scotland.
Durness also boasts the amazing Smoo cave, you can explore this sea cave by foot or by boat.
Next to and slightly north of Durness is the lovely Balnakeil Bay which is easy to access and a truly beautifull spot.
www.dwrobertson-photography.com /gal_Kyle_Durness.asp   (322 words)

  
 Attendance up at Durness Games
A little mist and a few drops of rain was not enough to dampen spirits at last week’s Durness Highland Gathering.
Durness Youth Club Trophy (for hill race, boys under 18) - Dwane Lyon, Golspie.
Durness Youth Club Trophy (for hill race, girls under 16) - Eilidh Mackay, Inverness.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /bratach/august%202001/august%202001_Durness%20Games.html   (450 words)

  
 Walking in Scotland - Sutherland - Faraid Head and Smoo Cave   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Durness is a delightful, if remote, village surrounded by spectacular beaches and sea cliffs.
In some parts the cliffs are at least 300 feet high and some sections are fenced off to prevent accidents, but do take care at all times on these cliff tops.
The path leads you in a circular route, past the puffin burrows, back to Durness village square, or you can continue the walk along to Sango Bay where there is a campsite, a Visitors' Centre and a Ranger Service.
www.b-mercer.demon.co.uk /faraid.htm   (610 words)

  
 Cape Wrath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cape can be reached only on foot from the south, or by taking a passenger ferry from Keoldale near Durness across the Kyle of Durness, and then walking, cycling or taking a minibus.
Overlooking the Cape are the ruins of the Lloyd's signal station which were used to monitor shipping as it passed by.
There is also a hotel located approximately 11 miles from the lighthouse near Durness.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cape_Wrath   (319 words)

  
 Durness-Ullapool
In this chapter you'll find Durness and Kinlochbervie, from Kinlochbervie to Kylesku, the Assynt(-motortrail), Inchnadamph, and Inverpolly Reserve and the Summer Isles.
Durness (regional map) is the most northwesterly village in Scotland.
From Keoldale the boat crosses the Kyle of Durness and the rest of the tour to Cape Wrath is by buss.
home.planet.nl /~kees0584/engdurn.htm   (1285 words)

  
 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Village Set For War As US Navy Returns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The presence in Durness last week of Rear Admiral Hart - no less than the deputy chief of staff for the US Navy in Europe - has fuelled fears that the Americans could be coming back to Cape Wrath for more.
Rumours are rife in Durness that the US may yet consider Cape Wrath, one of very few live bombing ranges in Europe, a suitable substitute.
Iris Mackay, who runs a shop in Durness and is one of the MoD's trusted agents, operates minibus tours round Cape Wrath in the summer months: at least, those periods of the summer when the single-track road to Cape Wrath lighthouse, which winds through MoD land, is not closed off due to live firing exercises.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2002/vol6n11/VillageSet-en.shtml   (1251 words)

  
 Annelida
Many live in captivity several years, but the duration of their existence generally is unknown.
Tubicolar Polychaeta occur in various strata, from the Lower Silurian upwards and Serpulites even appear in the quarts of Durness.
Many of the tracks and burrows referred to the group (Polychaeta) are involved in considerable doubt; but the Eunicites, Lumbriconereites, and Meringosoma, from the Solenhofen rocks, are satisfactory evidences of fossil forms.
www.1902-encyclopedia.com /A/ANN/annelida.html   (6221 words)

  
 PGATOUR.com - Scotland's Durness a most memorable links course
Durness Golf Club fits none of these categories and there are few that travel to the northernmost tip of Scotland to play this seemingly modest layout.
Durness is also short, measuring only 5,555 yards for the full 18 holes.
Durness is first and foremost a links course and presents an admirable array of links defenses, not the least of which is the incessant wind that blows in from the Atlantic.
www.golfweb.com /story/8059034   (1022 words)

  
 Durness Hostels
I recently visited to Durness and thought that the scenery and beaches were very impressive.
I had longed to see Durness for years, and it was all I expected.
I expected to be blown away by Durness as I had read about how amazing it was, but I would only recommend looking around for a couple of hours at most.
www.hostelz.com /hostels/Scotland/Durness   (567 words)

  
 Durness United Kingdom - Durness and Scotland’s far northwest.
Back to the junction and towards Durness we soon come to Rhiconnich and a turn left onto a B road to a surprisingly important fishing town, Kinlochbervie and beyond leading ultimately to the track towards Sandwood Bay.
The A838 continues northeast to Durness, shortly before it passing a minor road left to Keoldale and a passenger ferry across the Kyle of Durness [see later].
At Durness there’s still a tiny bit more, unclassified road west then north to the craft village of Balnakeil And a short roadless peninsula stretches north to Faraidh Head.
www.globosapiens.net /travel-information/Durness-1654.html   (1130 words)

  
 Cheap Hotels Worldwide -- Destination Guides - Europe & ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scattered around a string of sheltered sandy coves and grassy clifftops, DURNESS, the most northwesterly village on the British mainland, straddles the turning point on the main A838 road as it swings east from the inland peat bogs of the interior to the north coast's fertile strip of limestone machair.
In addition, Durness is the jumping-off point for rugged Cape Wrath, the windswept promontory at the Scotland's northwest tip, which has retained an end-of-the-world mystique lost long ago by John O'Groats.
Durness is also served by the daily Dearman Coaches link (June-Sept) from Inverness via Ullapool and Lochinver.
guides.cheaphotels.co.uk /index.jsp?cid=75179&action=viewLocation&locationId=41495   (408 words)

  
 SKYE - LoveToKnow Article on SKYE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Torridonian rocks occupy the whole of Sleat, with the exception of a strip between the Point of Sleat and Ormsay Island which is composed of Dalradian schists.
In the north of Sleat the Torridonian Sandstones have been thrust on top of Cambrian Durness limestories.
A lignite bed of Tertiary age has been worked in a small way at Portsea, and diatomite is excavated from some ancient lake deposits at Loch Cuithir, Loch Monkstadt, Loch Mealt and other places.
www.96.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SK/SKYE.htm   (1223 words)

  
 Durness Hotels & Accommodation near Durness in Highland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is only 1 hotel with a Durness address but a total of 1 hotels are within 0.0 miles of Durness.
Room rates range from Cheap Durness accommodation like Mackays Rooms and Restaurant (0.0m) starting at £80.00 to more expensive Luxury Durness hotels like Mackays Rooms and Restaurant (0.0m) with rooms from £80.00.
Price and star rating are not necessarily the best guide to overall hotel quality, and Durness hotel guest reviews suggest that Mackays Rooms and Restaurant (0.0m) with a rating of 90% offered the best overall guest satisfaction.
www.uk-tourist-attractions.co.uk /Scotland_hotels/Durness_hotels.cfm   (194 words)

  
 Durness Information Online - guide and directory for Durness,Sutherland,UK with tourist information
If you live and work in Durness, Send your news items to us; whether it is entertainment, sports, business or community related.
If you are looking for accommodation we have Durness hotels and UK bed and breakfasts plus UK cottages and self catering holiday accommodation as well as directories for Camping and Caravan Parks.
Durness Information Online is an independent site and is not affiliated with, or officially sponsored by any local authority or tourist information centre based in Durness.
www.britinfo.net /index_Durness.htm   (542 words)

  
 Mackay Country Durness
It is an ideal place to explore the solitude of the highlands, to watch the varied wildlife and birds, or enjoy a spot of fishing or golf.
Being on the “corner” of Scotland, Durness makes an ideal base for touring the rest of the north - west highlands, a vast area of outstanding natural beauty.
Durness marks the point at which the main coast road from Thurso via Tongue turns left and heads south towards Scourie and Kylesku.
www.mackaycountry.com /Durness.htm   (272 words)

  
 Durness - VisitBritain
Durness and the land surrounding, is the ancient home of the Clan Mackay, as well as the most north westerly community in mainland Britain.
The area has a fascinating archaeological heritage, with evidence of cave dwellings, stone circles, chambered cairns, Christian and Viking settlements and the notorious Highland clearances.
This is the place to get away from it all - to explore the solitude of the Highlands of rugged mountains and vast expanses of open moorland, or to witness some wonderful wildlife, to spend time fishing or golfing.
www.visitbritain.com /VB3-en-MY/destinationguides/Scotland/Destinations/Durness.aspx   (205 words)

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