John O'Groats, Duncansby and surrounding area
|Duncansby Stacks||Groatesque Gallery||John O'Groats Ferry|
|"Groatie Buckies"||Duncansby Head Lighthouse||The Last House Museum|
| Duncansby Stacks
Park near lighthouse at Duncansby head, follow the trail. This walk will guide you past large sea-bird colonies where you will be able to see guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars, razorbills and puffins amongst the many birds. Here you will see high cliffs providing stunning views of stacks and coastline with drops up to 70 metres (250 feet).
WARNING - keep away from cliff edges!
| John O'Groats
Have your photograph taken with Eric the Viking! Eric was created by Groatesque Gallery.
| The John O'Groats Ferry
Leaves for day tours to Orkney every day 1 May to 30 September
Offers Orkney Tours:
Highlights Tour, leaving Groats at 10.30am and departing Orkney at 5.15pm. Runs 1 June to 10 September daily.
|The Beach at John O'Groats|
This is signposted - but as you leave John O'Groats to go toward Wick, just at the post office (on the right-hand side) is a turning up to the left. Go as far up this road as you can and you will be at the light-house!
This little museum offers a wealth of photographs of the area and boating history as well as a selection of items used many years ago. Well worth a look and it's free!
Island of Stroma
The Island of Stroma lies in the Pentland Firth 1.5 miles North of Huna, a small community where a lifeboat was once stationed, and 2 miles from John O'Groats.
The name Stroma comes from the Norse for "tidal stream" a well deserved name due to the wild currents of the Pentland Firth. On an ebb tide look out for the "Men o' Mey" an impressive but dangerous tidal race.
Althugh, Stroma was once a busy island with a population of 365 at its height, it is now deserted. The last family left the island in 1962.
Mr J. Simpson owns Stroma and most weekends runs trips out to the island for people who would like to spend the day viewing the history, the seals and the bird-life.
This is a small extract from the leaflet produced by Robert G. Dundas, Stroma View Souvenir Shop and Camping Site at Huna by John O'Groats.
|Lanmara Glass Studio||John O'Groats - Email||611444|
|Jean Barnett, Knitwear Designer||Unit 2, John O'Groats||611440|
|David Body, Pottery and Gallery||3 Craft Centre, John O'Groats||611284|
|Caithness Candles||John O'Groats - Email||611238|
|Fripperies||Unit 4, Business Centre, John O'Groats. Email||611445|