Victoria Walk

An exploration of the coastline on the western side of Thurso Bay, this all-abilities path passes the ruinous Pennyland mausoleum, a sea stack, and wartime buildings and defences.

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  • 2km round trip.


  • Available at Thurso beach or Thurso Harbour.


  • Tarmac path.
  • Pram Accessible
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Additional Information

Accessible to all, this paved route follows the route taken by clergymen between their residence and the Old St Peter's Kirk in Thurso, skirting the coastline between the town centre and Burnside. It offers excellent views across to Scrabster, Dunnet Head, and Hoy in Orkney.

Keep your eyes peeled, as there is much to see along Victoria Walk, including the remains of the Pennyland mausoleum, a sea stack dubbed 'the Needle' on account of its thin appearance, and a number of WW2 buildings and defences.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

This path was established by clergymen who lived in the nearby Bishops Palace, built next to the sea - they would make their way along this path to the 11th-century Old St Peter's Kirk in Thurso's old town.

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