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Review of Whaligoe Steps

Whaligoe Steps
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Whaligoe
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

There are about 300 steps down to the sea. Worth it though, and you won't feel guilty if you had a large breakfast!
Look out for Davey when you climb back up, he will give you all the history to the place. Be careful if it is a wet day as the steps will be slippery.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank BekaLR
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is slightly tricky to find but there is a free car park just off the main road. A slightly eccentric local is more than happy to explain about this steep path of over three hundred steps that takes you from the cliff top down to a tiny harbour below. We were fortunate to visit on a dry sunny morning and found the steps easier then expected, they could be a lot trickier in the wet but there are resting points. The views as you go up and down certainly make it worthwhile and whilst certainly not for the infirm, you do get back to top with a sense of achievement.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank NeilSK
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Kept the kids occupied counting ALL of the steps down to the water. Lovely spot - be sure to explore as if you climb down a bit, towards the sea, there's a good waterfall.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We could easily have missed this interesting little find were it not for the reference to it in our guide book of the NC500.
Despite the advice about the danger of wet steps, we parked up and ventured down the steps on a breezy August evening. It's worth the effort down into this quiet little cove. You can't help but be in awe of those who had to work so hard to just exist. Those 300 steps or so back up are not so bad.
Be sure to leave something in the contribution box to help towards the costs for those who work to maintain this treasure.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Carole C
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Beautiful setting with superb views out to sea. At the bottom it is a natural harbour where fishermen used to land their catch and the women carried it up the steps in baskets.
It's well worth the effort - and the little coffee shop at the top of the steps is most welcome - just pray that it's open when you visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Grahame B
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