Things To Do

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.




If Golf is your favourite past time, there are many highly regarded Golf Courses dotted around Sutherland. Brora golf course , Royal Dornoch golf course and Golspie golf club  just to name a few.

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

Places to keep in mind 

Walk Highland

Over 2 thousand free walks to inspire you.
Discover the real Scotland… one step at a time.
The ultimate website for walking and hiking in Scotland.


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…

Visit Rogart

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

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

Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms.

Jog Ferry ( Orkney day trips)

Every Day from John O’Groats 8.45am. Return 6.15pm.
Take a fascinating trip with us & experience all main attractions in Orkney in just a day!

Visit Cape Wrath

There is no transportation method for public vehicles to reach it. The only way to access the road without hiking over moorland is by the Cape Wrath Ferry.

Welcome to Hollingwells!

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. 

Visit Lairg

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.

Sutherland Adventure Company

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!

Loch Fleet Nature Reserve

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.

Eco Ventures

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.

Castle & Gardens of Mey

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.

Glenmorangie Distillery

Glenmorangie is a distillery in Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland, that produces single malt Scotch whisky. The distillery is owned by The Glenmorangie Company Ltd