Cape Wrath Explorer Landing Tour

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Cape Wrath Explorer Landing Tour

• Duration: 8 hours
• Departs: Kylesku slipway IV27 4HW
• Price: Adults: £150, Students*: £130, Young Persons (up to 17 years): £115

• Difficulty: Yellowclick for more info
• Suitable for: Adults and Young Persons aged 10 and above
*Valid form of identity to be presented when joining the boat.

Visit Cape Wrath, Ozone Cafe and lighthouse with Our ‘Cape Wrath Explorer Landing Tour’. This tour offers some of the most stunning scenery in the region. We leave from the fishing hamlet of Kylesku before heading to the seabird city of Handa Island and its Great Stack, standing 70 meters above sea level.

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Nestled in between two of Handa’s sheer cliff faces it has become a legendary climbing challenge. Climbing is only achievable within the winter months as the stack is heavily populated by nesting seabirds from April – September. After taking time to enjoy the birds we will continue north to the stunning Sandwood Bay.

Just a little further north we will then make our way to Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain. The Cape has several designations such as a Site of Scientific Interest, a Special Protection area and an area of conservation. Its remote and dramatic cliffs are home to an estimated 50,000 nesting seabirds, including Golden Eagles, and a lighthouse built in 1828 by the famous Robert Stephenson still stands.

Close to Cape Wrath Lighthouse, we enter a narrow creek to find the jetty once used to land supplies for the construction and maintenance of lighthouse. We transfer ashore by dinghy where you will be met by the owner of the remote Cape Wrath Lighthouse Ozone Café. John will meet and greet you to take you by minibus for the short journey of approx one mile. A soup and sandwich lunch will be provided in the quirky and unique environment of the Ozone Café.

Thereafter we return by boat to Kylesku with the awesome coastal views unfolding before us as we travel south.

Nestled in between two of Handa’s sheer cliff faces it has become a legendary climbing challenge. Climbing is only achievable within the winter months as the stack is heavily populated by nesting seabirds from April – September. After taking time to enjoy the birds we will continue north to the stunning Sandwood Bay.

Just a little further north we will then make our way to Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain. The Cape has several designations such as a Site of Scientific Interest, a Special Protection area and an area of conservation. Its remote and dramatic cliffs are home to an estimated 50,000 nesting seabirds, including Golden Eagles, and a lighthouse built in 1828 by the famous Robert Stephenson still stands.

Close to Cape Wrath Lighthouse, we enter a narrow creek to find the jetty once used to land supplies for the construction and maintenance of lighthouse. We transfer ashore by dinghy where you will be met by the owner of the remote Cape Wrath Lighthouse Ozone Café. John will meet and greet you to take you by minibus for the short journey of approx one mile. A soup and sandwich lunch will be provided in the quirky and unique environment of the Ozone Café.

Thereafter we return by boat to Kylesku with the awesome coastal views unfolding before us as we travel south.

One of the best wildlife trips I have done.  I loved every minute.  I have visited Cape Wrath from the landward side which was quite an adventure, however this trip approaching by sea totally exceeded expectations.  En route to Cape Wrath we were taken up close to the  dramatic cliffs of Handa Island, covered with seabirds roosting, swooping and crying in the air above us and swirling in the waves around the boat.

Our friendly wildlife guide pointed out gannets, guillemots, puffins and skuas.  We passed miles of empty sandy beaches, cliffs, jagged rock stacks, it is  an entirely uninhabited landscape for most of the thrilling ride.   Landing at Cape Wrath on the historic jetty that was once used for the construction of the lighthouse was a real adventure.  At the lighthouse, we appreciated the lunch of delicious homemade soup, sandwiches, and cake at what must be the most remote cafe on the UK mainland. A  dream expedition for any keen bird, sea and landscape photographers.  The views are astonishing, the boat ride is exhilarating!

SJ June 2018.

 

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Cape Wrath Explorer Landing Tour

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Experience some breathtaking views, uninhabited Islands and wildlife to leave you speechless