Mackay'S Rooms

Durness, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, IV27 4PN , United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Durness

Day Five (17.9 miles.....Cum 89.5)

A travel blog entry by jogling-noyes


So much for predictions of a short day! 18 miles as good as dammit. Awoke to typical mizzling day, the wind blowing hard enough to ensure we were quickly damp and needing all our waterproofs on. First half of the day was then a solid root march along the seemingly endless access track to Choire Lodge. Little to see apart from the occasional deer. Seven miles later we arrived at the lodge, idyllically set on the banks of the Loch. However, sadly the lodge burnt down 18 months ...

Day Four ( 21.7 miles..... Cum 71.6)

A travel blog entry by jogling-noyes


... from some fishermen. We were them stopped by the estate manager, thankfully not to kick us off but to offer us the use of a derelict cottage. However it was at least another three miles on, so with his blessing we have found a pitch up above the loch, not o'er flat but it is out of the worst of the wind. Great view too. Quick pasta supper and Rob's already asleep. However, tomorrow hopefully should be a short (16 mile) day to Crask Inn. There awaits a pint with my name on ...

Birds of a Feather stick Together!

A travel blog entry by rnjemk


... bothies beside a bay, located in the collapsed centre of a volcano, the eroded caldera of which is still around 450m high at its maximum height. Needless-to-say, the climb was steep; but must have been the crofters' daily darg as the slopes are covered with 1400 'cleitean' (rock igloos built by the crofters in which to store their produce). Their produce? Fulmar, Puffin and Gannet eggs, feathers and oil (the reduction product of boiled carcasses), and tweed woven by the womenfolk ...

North Western Scottish Highlands

A travel blog entry by johnrennienz


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Stayed the night at Tongue in a hotel that used to be earl of sutherland's hunting lodge. The earl is still hated as he was the one most responsible for the clearing out the highlands of most of the crofters. He decided farmer sheep was more profitable so he just threw thousands of people out of their homes. Most of them ended up in slums in Edinburgh and Glasgow in the mid 1800's. And then on to NZ and Aussie.

Along the north coast

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... New Zealand, America and Canada all benefitted by receiving Scottish energy and intelligence, but it can't have seemed like much of a benefit to the poor souls who had to do it, willy nilly. The removals were usually brutal, with soldiers setting fire to crofters' cottages while the inhabitants frantically tried to save what they could and rescue the sick and elderly from inside.

The best thing we found in the museum was directions (although they proved ...

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This hotel, located in Durness, is near Smoo Cave, John Lennon Memorial Garden, and Durness Golf Club.
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