Cape Wrath, at the Northwest corner of Scotland. This road was absurdly narrow, but we didn't drive on it. We took a minibus to the lighthouse on this road and the driver was a lunatic. It would've been far better to have walked. At the bottom of a drop-off like this (a few miles back) laid the remains of a 1960s-era minibus. Not exactly what I wanted to see. We walked about a mile back from the lighthouse then turned back to catch the return minibus as we were getting eaten alive by midges. Still, this corner of Scotland is gorgeous... I'd love to spend a few days hiking up there.
Here's what Wikipedia has to say:
Cape Wrath (Scottish Gaelic: Am Parbh (An Carbh in Lewis) is a cape in Sutherland, Highland, in northern Scotland. It is the most northwesterly point on the island of Great Britain.
The name Cape Wrath, though perhaps apt when taken in context of its
remote and forbidding landscape, is actually derived from the Old
Norse for "turning point". Vikings would often turn their
ships for home at Cape Wrath.
Kyle of Durness.
Kyle of Durness.
The Cape can be reached only on foot from the south, or by taking a passenger ferry from Keoldale near Durness across the Kyle of Durness, and then walking, cycling or taking a minibus. The journey of around 11 miles to the lighthouse takes the visitor through a desolate and virtually uninhabited region. The area is used as a military bombardment range by the Royal Air Force; hence travel to the Cape is restricted at certain times of year. There is a lighthouse at the cape, built in 1828 by Robert Stevenson, which was manned until 1998. Overlooking the Cape are the ruins of the Lloyd's signal station which was used to monitor shipping.
Four miles east of the cape lie the Clò Mór cliffs, the highest sea cliffs on the British mainland.
Cape Wrath is one of only two places prefixed with the name "Cape" in Great Britain, the other being Cape Cornwall in Cornwall.
In 2007, Cape Wrath is rumoured to be used as a scene in the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince when Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore searches for one of Voldemort's Horcruxes.
Cape Wrath is also the turning point (11 miles out to the lighthouse and 11 back to the ferry dock on the Cape side) for the Cape Wrath Marathon, which is billed as the 'Toughest Marathon in the UK', due to its unrelenting and continuously undulating terrain. The final leg of the race (4 miles) is run from the mainland side from the ferry dock and finishes at Durness Community Centre. The marathon is held each year as the final event in a week of races and challenges billed as 'The Cape Wrath Challenges'.