Badbea

Ruins in East Caithness

Seven miles northeast of Helmsdale is Badbea, a crofting village established at the time of the Clearances and gradually abandoned in the late-19th and early 20th centuries. A 500m walk through the heather leads you to the windy, atmospheric clifftop site where house foundations and a monument erected by a returned emigrant son mark the former community.

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