What to see and Do
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There is a nearby forestry walk known as
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 deer. 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 where you can
red squirrel or the elusive pine martens.
An easy walk to the Corrieshalloch Gorge
with its breathtaking mile-long gorge & 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.
At Drumnadrochit see the ruins of Urquhart Castle
then onwards to the Original Loch
Ness Monster Visitors' Centre or take a trip
on the loch or take a trip on the Loch to see the
beautiful scenery. On your way back to Inverness,
remember to take the Foyer's road where you can stop
for a breathtaking view of the Loch + visit the
Falls of Foyer then a cup of tea/coffee in the
On the road to
board one of the "Summer Queen" cruises or take an exhilarating powerboat trip with "Seascape Expeditions" and spot the infamous bottlenosed dolphins and
different varieties of seals.
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
Approx. 30 miles south of
Inverness is the
Highland Wildlife Park
where you can drive round passing many varied species of
wildlife including Deer, Bison, Tigers, Lions, Wildcats,
Meercats, many different birds and Polar Bears including
the Polar Bear cub. There is also a play area for
children and a coffee shop.
The Culloden Battlefield with its ruins and history is 12 miles from
A Visitors Centre shows films of the Battle.
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.
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
Ben Wyvis is a mountain located in Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty, Highland, in eastern Scotland, north-west of Dingwall. It forms an undulating ridgcroft e running roughly north-south for about 5 km, the highest summit of which is Glas Leathad Mòr
at 1046 m (3432 ft) high. This can be viewed from the
driveway at Newton Croft B & B.
wildlife/birds that live in the Beautiful Highlands of
Sheep & Lambs
All this from the comfortable base at Newton Croft B & B - don't miss out !