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All reviews sea birds the cliff duncansby stacks john o groats car park short walk stunning views light house bird colonies lovely walk rock formations a bit windy orkney isles single track road well worth a visit sunny day sheep
When we decided to go see the lighthouse at Duncansby Head, we did not expect a lot. It was a cloudy, rainy day. And cold. And gloomy.
And then we arrived there and decided to just walk around anyway.
The view that opened up in...More
Driving to Duncansby Head Lighthouse before dawn was a great little drive. Although being near cliffs and deep water is one of my major fears the idea of taking some lovely shots of the sunrise inspired my friend and I to be there early. Parking...More
We done lands end 2 years ago so it's taken us 2 years to get to the other end of Britain well worth the wait tho weather was not great but still worth the visit the little shops and coffee shops were great it was...More
The Stacks are incredible and certainly worth making the effort to see. Apart from the Stacks the village itself is a tourist trap (although in my opinion much better than Lands End). We didn´t go on any ferry trip because we felt that the West...More
So finally arrived at John O Groates and totally underwhelmed. The Ferry has ceased functioning as have the various trips & cruises. So all that is left in the village are various Hotels/ accommodation and retail outlets. Bit of a Tourist trap really. Glad it's...More
Quick stop as we were passing by. Very unique and unusual formations. Short 10-15 minute walk from the car park, across the field and you can’t miss them.
We got lucky and the sun briefly showed itself making the view absolutely stunning!
The views from here are outstanding. It’s a little walk to the cones (tall outcropping of rocks) but they are worth the walk. We never saw any puffins but we did see quite a bit of trash that visitors had tossed for some odd reason....More
Response from Bronwen G | Reviewed this property |
What a lovely walk you're planning...but the main attraction is between the lighthouse and the stacks (not between John O and the lighthouse. So be sure to pace yourself so that you can walk the latter part of the... More
What a lovely walk you're planning...but the main attraction is between the lighthouse and the stacks (not between John O and the lighthouse. So be sure to pace yourself so that you can walk the latter part of the journey.
The walk from John O Groats to lighthouse is anywhere between 45-60 minutes. And if you walk along the coast even longer. I would advise driving this leg. There is a car park at the lighthouse; so parking is no problem.
Then for the main attraction; walk from the lighthouse to the very last stack; which will take a good hour at a comfortable pace. There are a few stacks; so if you want to see them; count at least three or four before turning back. They're incredible!! And well worth the walk. Be sure to wrap up as it gets hella windy there and wear appropriate footwear because the grasslands are a little soddy - so ideally Wellington boots!
Enjoy! I'd do this walk again in a heartbeat. It was one of the highlights of this trip. And if you get lucky; you'll be all alone up there; and the solitude is heavenly.