Cape Wrath lighthouse sits nice and quietly by itself on the most north-westerly point of mainland UK. It contains the Ozone Cafe, which seats just 8 people and is separated from the nearest village by the Kyle of Durness and 11 miles of uninhabited land used by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as a military bombardment range.
The journey to reach Cape Wrath involved two stages: firstly, taking a small boat (they call it a ferry, but a ferry seats more than eight people, surely!) from Durness Village across the Kyle of Durness, which takes around 15 minutes. On the other side a minibus is available for the 40 minute ride to the lighthouse across the miltary range.
If you have the the list of around 200 lighthouses on mainland UK you will understand why I am hesitant to take a large part of a whole day of my trip to visit just this single lighthouse. However, looking at some of the images of the landscape, the prospect of seeing some of Britain’s highest cliffs, Common Seals and a range of other wildlife, you can forgive me for being tempted.
So, I am asking for your thoughts. Should I head for Wrath or should I not? You decide!