There is a nearby forestry walk known as
Monadh Mor which is renown for its wild
birds including the red kite, buzzards and falcons as well
as the smaller red spotted woodpecker plus the more
traditional robin, starlings, blue tits and chaffinches
along with roe. It is renown for the many small pine and
birch trees which grow slowly in its boggy wetland.
The Moor is handy to walk your dog. There is also a picnic
In Dingwall itself you can browse through the independent traders' shops or replenish your hunger in the many coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
Visit the Dingwall Museum. You can go it alone or have a guided tour through the two floors of magnificent pictures and artefacts showing the history of the town and its people.
Use the house as an anchor point to start your site seeing and view
the beautiful Falls of Shin in Sutherland or take one of the many
trails round the Rogie Falls on the road to Ullapool, where you can
red squirrel or the elusive pine martens
Nearer to home the Corrieshalloch Gorge is a breathtaking mile-long gorge and is one of the finest examples in Britain of a box canyon, its 61 m (200 ft) deep. The river plunges 46 m (150 ft) over the Falls of Measach.
On the road to
board one of the "Summer Queens" cruises or take an exhilarating powerboat trip with "Seascape Expeditions" and spot the infamous bottlenosed dolphins and varieties of seals.
Take a shorter drive east through Rosemarkie and walk along the beach at Chanonry Lighthouse at low tide and watch the dolphins swim up the Moray Firth to feed.
You can even travel as far West to visit the Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises and join them on a boat cruise to monitor Porpoises, Whales, both Grey & Common Seals as well as many varieties of Dolphins.
is famous for its many individual beers and local whiskies,
so why not have a tasting session at the many breweries and
distilleries in and around the area such as the Black Isle Brewery only 3 miles from the house.
In the same direction within a couple of miles is the
Black Isle Wild Life Park where you will find many varied species of wildlife including Deer, Wildcats, Meerkats and even Wallabies. There is a play area for the children and a coffee shop.
We are just
approximately 40 miles from Aviemore where you can ski down
the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains which are predominantly
vast, rounded, dome-like structures; crags and cliffs are
few and the gradients are relatively gentle. The vegetation
in the hills largely comprises wiry grasses and mosses.
Heather is more common in the surrounding foothills, which
are often glacial moraines.
the trails up Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, which
begins its rise from sea-level on the shores of Loch Linnhe,
to tower 4,406ft (1,344m) above the town of Fort William,
providing an almost paternal presence.
Ben Wyvis is a mountain located in Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty, Highland, in eastern Scotland, north-west of Dingwall. It forms an undulating ridge running roughly north-south for about 5 km, the highest summit of which is Glas Leathad Mòr
at 1046 m (3432 ft) high.
Loch Broom, which is a sea loch, is situated near Ullapool in the Highlands of Scotland and has spectacular views and in the summer months is a haven for yachts from all over the UK
wildlife/birds that live in the Highlands of Scotland.
Sheep & Lambs
All this from the comfortable base at Newton Croft B & B - don't miss out !
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