Sunset over Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of the British mainland. Taken from St John’s Point near the village of Mey (home to the late Queen Mother’s Castle of Mey), looking across the treacherous waters of the Pentland Firth. The stack is known as the Tower o’ Men o’ Mey, the Men of Mey being rocks off St John’s Point around which large waves known as the Merry Men of Mey form, caused by the tidal race through the Pentland Firth. St John’s Point is a promontory into the Pentland Firth offering fine views. It is a very short detour off the main North Coast 500 scenic route. At very low tide the Tower o’ Men o’ Mey can be reached with dry feet and climbed easily on it’s west side providing a unique view point.
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