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General Wade's Military Road, Crieff to Aberfeldy
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Victoria Walk

Start location: Burnside (cul-de-sac), Thurso (ND 107 690)
End location: Steps down to promenade, Thurso (ND 105 686)
Geographical area: Caithness
Path Type: Leisure Path
Path distance: 1.2km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

The route begins at the end of the cul-de-sac "Burnside" which is off the Scrabster Road immediately south of the Coastguard Station. The start lies between numbers 7 and 8 Burnside.  The path runs along the top of the cliffs, with a fence or balustrade at the more dangerous places. Between the path and the public road is the Thurso camp site, a grassy open area and a children's swings and play area. It then passes in front of a considerable mansion to the top of steps and the esplanade.
At ND 113 687 there is a paved path with handrail down to the Rock Well, a natural swimming and diving spot just beyond the west end of the sandy beach.

OS Landranger 12 (Thurso, Wick & surrounding area)

Heritage Information

This clifftop has long been a popular walk. It features in postcards of Thurso dating from the 1890s.

 

 

 

 

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