Overscaig House Hotel Overscaig House Hotel, North Highlands, Scotland

Walking

This area offers walks of all types - if you want to walk along the beautiful beach at Sandwood Bay or stand on top of the most northerly munro - Ben Hope, there are plenty of routes to follow.

You can walk in to Britain's highest waterfall, Eas Coul Aulin 658ft . This can take hours and be treacherous - so one for the serious walker.

Alternatively, you could drive to Durness and walk down from the road to see Smoo Cave. Set into limestone cliffs, Smoo Cave is an impressive 200 feet long, 130 feet wide and 50 feet high at the entrance-way. The cave is a great tourist attraction for people visiting the north-west coast, and well worth a visit.

For details on lots of walks in Sutherland plus details and maps etc. have a look at the Walk Highlands web-site.

The Sutherland Walkers' Group welcomes both regular and occasional walkers. The Group usually offers two grades of walks (typically, 10 miles) at each of its meetings in order to cater for the needs of most walkers and their fitness levels. Download the latest details of Sutherland Walkers Group Walks here.

The Countryside Ranger Service operates across the Highland Region and offer a range of guided walks, including some to see areas of wildflowers, a badger watch and to see a Black Grouse lec. Find out more and download the latest details of the Countryside Ranger Walks here.

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