Cape Wrath
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Cape Wrath, North Highlands - Scotland From the original drawing by Bartlett, Engraver: Willmore Cape Wrath is known for its magnificent cliffs, its wildness and grandeur. Cape Wrath is promontory at extreme northwestern Scotland, 368 ft high, extending into the Atlantic Ocean. A lighthouse on the cape is visible for up to 27 mi. The district, in which it is located, consists mainly of bleak undulating moorland dissected by ice-molded glens draining southeastward to the North Sea and northward and northwestward to the Atlantic. Above this main plateau surface rise isolated hills of harder schists and granite. The narrow coastal belt consists of fertile raised beaches and softer sedimentary rocks. The western coast is deeply indented with spectacular fjords and sandy bays