Hiking, Golf, Beaches
From the Falls of Shin in Lairg to the Glenmorangie Distillery in Tain there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.
The award-winning beaches at Golspie and Embo and the magical Loch Fleet Nature Reserve are just a short drive away.
On the north shore of the Dornoch Firth lies the attractive town of Dornoch with its own beautiful cathedral and a range of unique shops and places to eat.
The nearby town of Golspie has some fantastic walks including the Big Burn Walk, a lovely walk through the woods over footbridges with a peaceful pond area and a waterfall. A hit with adults and children alike.
Another walk from Golspie, slightly more strenuous but thoroughly worth it is up the Ben Bhraggie hill. The Sutherland Monument (‘The Mannie’) stands at the summit.
You will find these walks and many more on the Walk Highlands site.
Heading North on the A9 is the small village of Brora which also boasts a beautiful beach, wildlife, and history to be explored.
Hiking, Golf, Beaches
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The Scottish Highlands is renowned for its wild beauty, grandeur and rich cultural heritage – nowhere more apparent than in Dornoch. Take your time and enjoy Dornoch’s big outdoors…
Join us for a cèilidh dance, or bring your bike for traffic-free cycling.
You can roam across wild scenery and see wildlife.
It’s a beautiful place to go.
Venture North are the Destination Management Organisation for tourism in Caithness and Sutherland. We play a lead role in tourism across the region
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms.
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Take a fascinating trip with us & experience all main attractions in Orkney in just a day!
We are able to offer a varied selection of treks from 30 minutes lead rein to all day rides. Our treks are all off road and are mainly through local forestry and farmland tracks.
Lairg is a relatively large village and parish, with the village size explained by its central location in Sutherland and having four important roads converging on it.
Experience the waters, hills, landscapes of the East Coast with us.
Paddleboard hire & lessons, bike hire, guided walks and much more.
Always adding new activities and adventures!
The most northerly estuary on Scotland’s east coast, Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve is a large tidal basin surrounded by dunes, saltmarsh and pine woods.
Based in the beautiful town of Cromarty at the heart of the Moray Firth, we specialise in marine wildlife watching trips using a custom built 9.5m RIB.
The Castle of Mey is located in Caithness, on the north coast of Scotland. In fine weather there are views from the castle north to the Orkney Islands.