The highlands county of Sutherland is among western Europe’s least-populated areas, with epic vistas of fells, wild coast, and some surprising cultural treats, too
An unexpected delight crowns my first day in Durness. Two hours earlier, I had arrived at this doughty little village on the north-western tip of the British mainland to find it as ghost-ship-quiet and windswept as I had anticipated it being on a late winter’s afternoon. But when I returned from a walk out to the coast, the tiny seaside car-park opposite my bunkhouse was filled by a big blue lorry and trailer at which a queue was forming.
Source: The Guardian