THE LOCAL AREA

Bonar Bridge, known as the Gateway to the Highlands, is an ideal base for exploring the far north.  The stunning scenery and fantastic roads appeal to cyclists and motorcyclists in particular.

For the serious hiker, Sutherland boasts an array of munros to conquer. There are many beautiful walks for those less ambitious, both on the coast and inland.

A magnet for wild life lovers and twitchers, the area boasts viewing opportunities for osprey, black throated divers, pine marten, red deer and many other species.

Challenging mountain bike trails are also to hand as well as family friendly routes. Bonar Bridge is home to the ’most picturesque nine hole golf course in the country’, described by Peter Alliss as a ‘mini Gleneagles’.

Whisky lovers are well catered for with Balblair, Glenmorangie, Clynelish, Dalmore and Pulteney distilleries to visit.  The Kyle of Sutherland offers some of the finest salmon estuary fishing in the country. The salmon and sea trout fishing season is from 1 June to 30 September. There are also plenty of opportunities for brown trout fishing on the local lochs.

The area is also a popular venue for deer stalking and country sports.