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    Kyle of Durness Circular Walk

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    10.6 km
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    278 m
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    Kyle of Durness Circular Walk

    The Kyle of Durness Circular Walk packs a punch when it comes to the scenery! Gaze out into the coastline, pass a crumbling old school, and check out views of a quaint loch. At times, the path hugs close to the edges of cliffs, so take care along these sections.

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    Route Description for Kyle of Durness Circular Walk

    The Kyle of Durness Circular Walk traverses by a highlight reel of views! The varied scenery will keep you well entertained. Setting out from the car park, you’ll pass by Durness golf club, which follows a path hugging the coastline. This section may take you close to the edges of cliffs, which is why dogs should either stay at home or keep them close on a leash. Bring layers for this section as well—it can be exposed to high winds.

    Enjoy travelling along a set of stunning beaches before reaching a ferry terminal, where you can wait under a shelter if it’s super rainy out. Following this, you’ll traverse some roads before going left on a path that takes you back to the starting point. However, on your way back, you’ll pass the crumbling ruins of an old school and a small loch!

    After, continue heading back to your car to complete the circuit.

    Getting to the Kyle of Durness Circular Walk Trailhead

    The Kyle of Durness Circular Walk starts from Balnakeil Car Park.

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      On-Leash-not recommended

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