Ceannabeinne in the 18th century was a radically different place. The township was once a thriving crofting community, home to some 50 people across 14 houses. After the Highland Clearances, little survived except for the poignant ruins of a few of the buildings, the same beautiful coastal views... and the history, which is brought to life in great detail and drama through a series of signboards. These and a series of wooden posts take you around a short circuit through the remains of the settlement and out to the headland beyond, from which there are great views of Tràigh Allt Chàilgeag's tempting sands to the east, and several islets littering the passage out to sea from here.
|[Views from the headland (centre) at the furthest point of the trail from the car park are superb]|
Name: Ceannabeinne Township ★★☆☆☆
Location: Layby on A838 3 miles east of Durness, G.R.: NC 437658 / occupy afterglow revives
Anything else? Exploring the township is by a waymarked path, just under a mile long across open ground.
|[View north-east from the headland]|