Re: Durness to Cape Wrath When the Ferry Isn't Running
In actual fact, slogging up from Sandwood Bay would be the route I'd recommend. However, failing that, you can of course cross the Kyle of Durness at low tide. Tidal predictions available here: easytide.ukho.gov.uk/EasyTid..., which is for Durness. Please be EXTREMELY careful if you decide to swim, ford or otherwise cross the waters of the Kyle. The tidal difference can be up to 5 metres / 17 feet. Using the relevant Explorer map (1:25000), you can cross the eastern inflow into the Kyle at NC364617, provided that bridge exists. You need to cross the River Grudie at NC349628 and head northeast along the coast of the Kyle to the ferry crossing.
This area is deserted, period, certainly now that the tourist season has closed.
Info on military activity can be viewed here rnopsscotland.com/aboutCapeW.... There are no fences, except between the above crossing point south of the Kyle and the ferry pier. See the map for details.
Please also remember that daylight hours are shrinking rapidly. Bring a tent.
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