Stroma View is an established caravan and camping site in a lovely position overlooking the Pentland Firth. There are far reaching views of Stroma Island, Hoy and the Orkney Islands.
The site, which is open all year, is midway
between the ferry at John O’Groats and the roll-on-roll-off ferry at Gills Bay.
Stroma View welcomes touring caravans, motorhomes and tents to its open one acre flattish site which is half grassed and half hard-standing. Electric hook-ups are available and facilities are free of charge.
OUT AND ABOUT
∗ Heritage Museum in Wick, (open May to September) which displays the life of the town and surrounding area over the past 100 years or so. There are displays depicting the local way of life when herring fishing was at its height.
∗ Castle of Mey, the Queen Mothers Caithness home is just s few minutes drive away and is open to the public from May to September.
∗ Broch Museum at Auchengill (open June to September).
∗ The Last House John O’Groats has a museum depicting life during the final years that the island of Stroma was inhabited.
∗ Mary Ann’s Cottage, in the village of Dunnet, shows how life was lived in Caithness a 100 years ago. The house has all the original furnishings and the farm buildings contain a lot of the original implements used on the Croft.
∗ There is also a day trip from John O’Groats to the Orkney Islands. this encompasses the Churchill Barriers, constructed during the War, Scapa Flow is visited, along with Italian Chapel and Skara Brae which is the oldest Neolithic Village in Europe, plus many other historical sights. The Maxi Tour also allows a couple of hours in the island capital of Kirkwall, a typical island town, where there is an extensive museum and also the very beautiful St Magnus Cathedral.
∗ A roll-on roll-off ferry operates from Gills Bay to St Mary’s Hope in Orkney three times daily.
∗ The Camster Cairns, near Watten, are ancient burial mounds and are well worth a visit.
∗ Walkers will find many miles of wild rugged coastline to explore, many with sites of historical interest.
∗ The local towns of Wick and Thurso both have excellent leisure facilities for wet days, including a cinema and a ten pin bowling alley.
From Wick follow the A99 north to John o’Groats, then turn left onto the A836 Thurso road (opposite the Seaview Hotel); Stroma View Campsite is one mile on the left at Huna.
Visit the Stroma View website for further information
Stroma View Campsite