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About Dunnet Head

Dunnet Head is the most northerly point on the UK mainland.  It is Caithness in miniature.  Being at 58 degrees north, geographically it is the most northerly point on the UK mainland. Historically it is very important as the very pinnacle of Dunnet Head, Easter Head, was a WWII radar station and nearby Burifa Hill was a Gee station.   The remains of the two stations can be seen in prevalent positions on the Head.  There is an abundance of wildlife and birdlife. some great places to walk, cycle and horse ride, and generally become involved with the environment.

Dunnet Head is home to the North Highland Way, a walking, horse riding and cycling route between John o Groats and Durness.

You can see the archive of materials at the Castletown Heritage Centre in Castletown, about 3 miles from Dunnet Head.  This was originally compiled by the Dunnet Head Educational Trust (2003 – 2015) and was donated to the Heritage Centre.