Bleak moorland towards Dynnet head
Eastwards from Bettyhill the scenery becomes plainer, flatter, the coast less rugged. Past the eerie domes of Dounreay experimental fast breeder reactor and the metropolis of Thurso bustles with activity.
Thurso is quite a small town, but in
these parts it is a heaving, bustling, centre of business, leisure and tourism.
A few miles past Thurso, past the wide sandy Dunnet bay with its rather tacky holiday homes, and a road leads left to Dunnet Head, the most Northerly point of the UK mainland.