Parts of this section are impassable at high tide – check the tide times and take the escape route, if needed.
For those looking for exceptional coastal walking, including scrambling over boulders, this will be your favourite section. However, the challenge of the boulder field should not be underestimated! Check the tide times before you set out, as Black Cave is impassable at high tide, although a diversion route is signed in red waymarkers. From Bennan Head and Black Cave, the path improves as it approaches Kildonan, where the scenery is dominated by dykes extending into the sea and a wealth of seals. There is a choice of routes at Kildonan, either round the coast past the infamous Dippen Head, or for those not too keen on more boulder hopping, or if the weather is wet, you may want to consider heading inland at Drimlabarra and onto Forestry tracks to Glenashdale Falls and through the woods to Whiting Bay.
Here are some impressions of this section. Please click on the photos below to see larger versions.