GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Smoo Cave Walk

2 miles (2.6 km)

This walk visits the photogenic Smoo Cave inDurness, Sutherland,Highland.
The cave is in a wonderful coastal location and includes a number of walkways you can follow around the imposing cave entrance. Other paths then head off to the north so you can explore the coast and enjoy some wonderful sea views. You can even head inside and explore the murky cave at low tide. Boats tours can take you deeper inside the cave system along the Allt Smoo stream.
The site also has good facilities with a car park, toilets and stairs.
Just to the west of the cave there's the John Lennon Memorial Garden to see. From the age of nine famous Lennon shared his holidays with his cousins at Sangomore in Durness.Amongst the attractive flora are lyrics from popular Beetles songs and seating with extensive views of the surrounding mountains. It's a nice additional place to visit in the area if you have time.


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

Smoo Cave OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Smoo Cave Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east there's Loch Eriboll where you can see the historic Ard Neakie Lime Kilns and enjoy more wonderful views over the loch.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Smoo Cave - - 248434

Smoo Cave

Geodha Smoo - - 5135328

Geodha Smoo

Near Smoo Cave - - 562818

Looking out to sea down the Gorge that leads to Smoo Cave.

Inlet at Smoo Cave - - 1925387

Inlet at Smoo Cave

John Lennon Memorial Garden - - 1987788

John Lennon Memorial Garden

Small natural arch, Bagh Geal near Smoo Cave - - 3577743

Small natural arch, Bagh Geal near Smoo Cave

Durness, Smoo Cave and footbridge - - 596835

At the top of Geodha Smoo, the footbridge enables visitors to get to the cave, although it was hardly necessary at this moment with the tide so low.

The Allt Smoo enters Smoo Cave - - 1561563

The Allt Smoo enters Smoo Cave

GPS Files

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