Loch Eriboll, Scotland

Loch Eriboll is a 16km long sea loch on the North Coast of Scotland, which has been used for centuries as a deep water anchorage as it is safe from the often stormy seas of Cape Wrath and the Pentland Firth. Loch Eriboll is located a few miles east of Durness, the loch is around a mile wide for much of its length, widening considerably as it reaches the sea. The Loch has two settlements, the township of Laid on the west side and Eriboll on the main road above the east side of the loch.

Bronze age remains can be found in the area, including a souterrain and a very well-preserved wheelhouse on the hillside above the west shore. Loch Eriboll's most intriguing and attractive feature is Ard Neakie. This is a mound of land prevented from becoming an island by a narrow stretch of sand and shingle linking it to the east bank of the loch where the Tongue road descends from the moorland to the east.

Things to See and Do

* Ard Neakie
* Mounts Foinaven and Arkle
* Durness
* Balnakeil
* Village of Tongue

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 5252 sq km’s Sutherland County
Population – 14,500 Sutherland County
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location –

Transport Links – Durness is usually used as a base from which to visit nearby Loch Eriboll. Despite improvements in recent years, many of the roads are single track roads outside of Durness. There is a ferry service from Keodale to Durness and a mini bus service is available.

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