GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Eriboll

1 miles (1 km)

Loch Eriboll is located on the north coast of Scotland. It is about 10 miles long and one of the deepest lochs in Scotland.
This walk explores the Ard Neakie Lime Kilns on the eastern side of the loch. A small scalelimeindustry developed here in the 19th century and this scenic promontory had four large lime kilns developed in around 1870. The loch was nicknamed "Lock ’orrible" by theBritishservicemen stationed here during World War II because of the often inclement weather. There are stones arranged by sailors into the names of their warships, includingHMSHoodandAmethyst, on the hillside above the hamlet of Laid.
To continue your walking in the area head west to visit Smoo Cave. The cave is in a wonderful coastal location and includes a number of walkways you can follow around the imposing cave entrance.


IV27 4UJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Loch Eriboll OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch Eriboll Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Ard Neackie and Loch Eriboll - - 596805

Ard Neackie and Loch Eriboll. This is the first view of the loch that greets motorists who have approached from Tongue.

The Buildings on Ard Neackie, Loch Eribol - - 1112588

The Buildings on Ard Neackie

Ard Neckie beach - - 1127

Ard Neackie beach. This is taken from the North side of this small tombolo jutting out into Loch Eribol in Sutherland

The pier and lime kilns of Ard Neackie - - 2415037

The pier and lime kilns of Ard Neackie

Looking over the limestone kilns, Ard Neakie, Loch Eriboll

Looking over the limestone kilns, Ard Neakie, Loch Eriboll. Lime was produced by heating the local limestone in the kilns.

Loch Eriboll Lighthouse - - 909399

The small lighthouse on the East side

Loch Eriboll Coast - - 909437

Rocky coast at the mouth of Loch Eriboll, North of Heilam.

Farm cottage at Foulin, Loch Eriboll - - 1389249

Farm cottage at Foulin


GPS Files

GPX File

Loch Eriboll.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Loch Eriboll.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)