Route to the North Highland Way

Route to North Highland Way

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Day 1 Fly Belfast to Inverness.  Transfer by public transport to central Inverness. Catch train to Golspie.  Stay in a wonderful local hotel full of history and enjoy the best in Highland hospitality.  The hotel has been in existence for over 200 years and has recently reverted back to its original name having long been known as the Sutherland Arms Hotel.   Enjoy a magnificent journey through one of the last wilderness of Europe.

Day 2 Train to Forsinard  and a nature reserve.  We will be looked after by reserve experts who will be able to answer any questions you may have about the bog plants, wildlife and walks in the area.  There is a wonderful board walk over the bog where you can examine rock pools, delicate sundew and you may even be lucky enough to see a hen harrier flying over the wilderness. You will spend a couple of hours in this paradise, then catch the next train north.

Stay at another wonderfully hospitable hotel, 200 yards from Thurso station.

Day  3 .  Minibus to Dunnet Head which is a WWII site and also the most northerly point of the UK mainland.  Burifa Hill was a Gee station during WWII.

Day 4. Minibus to Wick which was severely bombed during WWII. Wick Heritage Centre.

Morning in Wick, then train to Inverness and evening flight to Belfast.

Your guide lived for 16 years at Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of the UK mainland,  and is a keen environmentalist.  She will be able to explain about the area, the flora and fauna, and wildlife of the area and will take you to some great places.

Dates: 25- 30 April 2020

During this period, there will be a presentation about the North Highland Way at the Royal British Legion in Thurso.  Details coming soon.


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