Take an epic drive to the far north and walk to Sandwood bay, the best beach in mainland Britain and probably one of the most remote. The walk-in is about 4.5 miles across bleak moorland, but worth every step.
Take a road trip to Torridon, and have lunch at the loch Torridon hotel. Return via Glen Shiel and Fort Augustus, driving up the East side of Loch Ness.
The road to the north
Visit the North Highlands including Dornoch and Dunrobin Castle at Golspie – home of the Sutherlands
The Far North
Follow on with a visit to the most northerly point of the mainland Dunnet Head, John o’Groats and the Castle and Gardens of Mey – the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother’s home in the far North.
The gateway to the isles
Travel over to Ullapool and grab fish and chips watching the ferries, stop at Corrieshalloch Gorge on your way.
Gairloch and the far West
Go over to Gairloch, stop at Rogie Falls on the way and visit Inverewe Gardens. Why not take a boat trip from the harbour and see some porpoises, seals and Basking sharks.
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Landmark Forest Adventure Park at Carrbridge. There are a variety of attractions that the whole family can enjoy. We can provide a 10% discount valid for visits between May 20th – June 30th and then August 21st – October 6th. Please ask us before booking. https://www.landmarkpark.co.uk/
Take ride on a Stream Train with the Strathspey Railway from Aviemore Station. Book online in advance. https://www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk/
Or go further afield and book seats on the The Jacobite (Hogwarts Express) from Fort William to Mallaig. Book online in advance. https://westcoastrailways.co.uk/jacobite/fare-prices
In the Winter months enjoy a day’s skiing at Cairngorm. Or take the funicular railway to the top (1097m above sea level) and enjoys the views and the visitors' centre. Or enjoy the walk to the Ptarmigan Building in the summer months on the well constructed paths. https://www.cairngormmountain.co.uk/mountain-railway/
Climb a Munro
Tackle a Munro. Ben Wyvis is the closest, but the mighty peaks of Torridon, Glen Shiel, Slioch and many others are within reach for the committed. They are also for the experienced and well equipped only!
Visit Fort Augustus and the Canal Locks
At the heart of the Great Glen and one end of Loch Ness , Fort Augustus is a bustling village, with boaters, locals and visitors. Of the 5 lock gates at Fort Augustus , 1 set were replaced in 2019. Full details of the engineering work can be found in the Caledonian Canal Centre.
Culbin is a wonderful place to walk, cycle, horse ride and relax.
It is a big forest and you could spend all day exploring. There are waymarked trails for walkers and a great viewpoint tower, or for cyclists the relatively flat gravel tracks cover a vast area to explore from Nairn to the Findhorn Bay.
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