True Highlands Blog
The North Coast 500 route hits the top-left corner of the mainland at Durness. Just outside the village is the beautiful Balnakeil Beach, where cows often wander along the sand. Check out the nearby Balnakeil craft village, created in the 1970s from a disused military camp and now a creative community of artists. Don’t miss the hot chocolate and sweet treats at Cocoa Mountain.
The idea of modern pilgrimage can be explored through visiting special places where we live, in Scotland and around the globe on our own journeys of reflection and discovery. It can also be a spiritual or creative journey or another experience.
Often tourist attractions announce themselves to the world, “look at me” they proclaim in a grandiose way. Seldom will they live up to the hype and often what is fashionable in one era soon finds itself out of favour in another. Much has changed over the years but one understated gem of an attraction in the North East of Scotland still retains a sense of timelessness.