The areas around Cove and the wider Poolewe Peninsula contain a fascinating and diverse geological heritage and landscape, accessible
to both serious students and also the general public alike. Gently inclined sedimentry rock strata of Torridonian Age are exposed
along the ragged Loch Ewe coastline, among the many features - just below the sites - is a fine example of a dramatic rock-arch formed
by marine activity.
The locality of Cove offers a rich and varied range of persuits, such as, many of the finest mountain climbs on this part of
the West Coast, and a wide choice of hills for rambling and walking. There are well stocked trout lochs on the hill just above
the croft site, and wonderful rocky and sandy bays for sea fishing. The sheltered Loch Ewe - sea loch - offers excellent sailing
conditions. A short path walk - on the other side of the coast road, just in front of the plots, are several fine examples of
rock caves, all in all, a peninsula to be enjoyed
Just a short half mile drive - or walk - to the tip of the peninsula stands evidence of the second world war activities, lookout
points, gun implacements and concrete installations, still stand as a reminder of the importance this Sea Loch played in the defence
of the North Atlantic, on the opposite Aultbea peninsula, matching structures command a similar vantage point, which gave complete
protection of the inner Loch Ewe.
As a testiment and record of such events, the Russian Artic Convoy Museum can be visited at Mellon Charles. Today, in this peaceful
surroundings, such monuments are but a reminder - now, happly replaced by a profusion of wild flowers and grasses, as the resident
Sea Eagles circle overhead.