Holborn Head, Thurso, Caithness

Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Sun, 2009-11-22

Series of gullies and caves on the Eastern side of the head. The shape of the bay causes the tide to nearly always run North, right into a patch of standing waves just off the head.

Launch at Scrabster, lies Clett Rock; generated by sloping rock strata, of paddling steeply downhill as you pass through the channel between the Clett and the main cliff.

The best places on land to whale watch are headlands such as Cape Wrath, Strathy Point, Holborn Head, Dunnet Head, Noss Head and the Pentland Firth where strong currents bring in prey species such as herring, mackerel and squid. Pick a calm day with good visibility out to sea. If the sea is rough with lots of white water you may as well give up.

M.V. Stormdrift II arrange boat angling and wildlife trips from the north of Scotland. 26 Holborn Place, Scrabster, Thurso, KW14 7UX.

Caithness Diving Club has a regular meeting at 8PM on the second Monday evening of each month. The venue alternates between the Holborn Hotel in Thurso and the Nethercliffe Hotel in Wick.


Highland Council Ranger Service Dunnet Pavillion Dunnet Caithness KW14 8XD

Tel: 01847 821531

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