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Smoo Cave Durness

Caves are always interesting, but when the cave has an active river with a deep sinkhole and underground waterfalls, together with one of the largest and most dramatic entrances in the country it becomes fascinating.

Smoo Cave, hidden right beside the main North Coast road some 1⅓ miles east of Durness, where the Allt Smoo falls down an open shaft and flows through a series of huge chambers to emerge at sea level into a deep and dramatic tidal gorge is the most spectacular cave in Scotland.

The Cave, which has revealed fascinating evidence of transient occupation by early man, has attracted thousands of visitors from home and abroad for centuries, and currently attracts some 40000 visitors each year.

Smoo Cave is at present owned by the Highland Council, which has hitherto maintained the paths, bridges and walkways to enable free access to the underground chambers.

Plans are also in hand to improve walkways & bridges, signs, parking, access, and picnic area.

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