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There is a nearby forestry walk known as the 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 area.

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 spot the 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.

Visit the Original Loch Ness Monster Visitors' Centre or take a trip on the loch or take a trip on theoch and admire the breathtaking scenery Picture of Nessie

On the road to Ullapool, 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.

Scotland 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.

 

     The Culloden Battlefield with its ruins and history is 12 miles from the house.

 

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.

  Take 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.

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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

 

See the wildlife/birds that live in the Highlands of Scotland.

         Red Kite    

      Robin     

   Highland Cow

Sheep & Lambs   

All this from the comfortable base at Newton Croft B & B - don't miss out !


Mrs M.W. & family, Kent - “Delightful rooms. Excellent service in a lovely location - Red Kites, Ospreys, an Owl - a birdwatchers’ paradise. Many thanks for a relaxing stay. See you again.”

Mr & Mrs P. W.   from Warwickshire - “Excellent food, warm hospitality and good advice on what to see and where to eat. Thanks."

G. & K. De B. from Denmark - "We enjoyed the stay very much. Thank you for your hospitality and the overwhelming information."

R. S. & S. A. from County Durham - "Great start and end thanks to you."

Mr & Mrs K. L. + "Meg" from Melrose - "Lovely stay. Many thanks."

Mr & Mrs E. Heath from Doncaster - "Brilliant hospitality, very comfortable & homely."

R. & J. R. + J. & J. R. (cyclists) from Chelmsford & Leicester - "Homely stay - thanks very much. On to John O'Groats."

D. D. & E. G. from Basingstoke - "Very comfortable & friendly. Excellent."

Mr & Mrs G. Rennie & baby Lottie from Glasgow - "Lovely B&B. Great stay with great hosts. Many thanks for having us! x"

103 Newton of Ferintosh,
Conon Bridge, Dingwall,
Ross-shire, Scotland, Highlands, UK,
IV7 8AS

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