A passenger only ferry service is operated by John Morrison, the ferryman, between Keoldale Pier and the pier on the west side of the Kyle of Durness. Crossing the Kyle takes approx 10 mins in his boat.
Our buses will meet you at pier on the west side where you get off the ferry. It takes us about 1 hour to drive the 11 miles track to Cape Wrath, which can be bumpy in places. The buses don't go over 15 mph, making your journey as comfortable as possible. Our drivers provide an informative commentry so you learn about the places & landmarks en route. Along with the scenery and possibility of spotting wildlife, we hope this commentry will keep you entertained. Follow link below to see the route.
On arrival you alight the bus and can explore the area as you wish, absorb the breath taking atmosphere & enjoy the views which are spectacular and include looking along the coast towards the Clo Mor Cliffs which have a higher sheer drop than any other cliff on the British mainland, 281 meters (921 ft.). You'll see Cape Wrath Lighthouse which was built in 1828 under Robert Stevenson. Unfortunately, it is closed to the public so you won't be able to go inside, however it is extremely impressive to look at as it towers on the cliff top above the North Atlantic Ocean. Also of significant historical maritime importance are a group of buildings which made up a signaling station complex for Lloyd's of London Marine & Commercial Insurers. "The Lloyds Buildings" are thought to be rare survivors of many similar complexes erected as ship to shore communication developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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The Ozone Cafe is open 24/7 to sell refreshments & souvenirs. The proprietor is John Ure - Ozone Cafe page has more details, or contact John on 01971 511 314.
After 50 minuites our buses will be ready to start their return journey back to the pier to meet the ferry.
It is possible to stay longer if you wish to but you will have to wait for the next bus and make arrangements with your bus driver. We will always make sure you get back to the pier, however you will have to wait for the next available seat i.e. should the bus be full when it comes back again you'd have to wait for the next one.
1 hour to get to Cape Wrath,
50 minutes there &
1 hour to travel back to pier.