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Enjoy the Outdoors

Here are just a few suggestions for enjoying your leisure time when visiting this beautiful part of the world.

For ideas regarding what to do, where to visit etc whilst in Sutherland, why not check out the excellent website Heart of Sutherland 

Fishing and Stalking

Sutherland has some of the best Brown Trout fishing in Scotland. The area around Inchnadamph Estate is famous for outcrops of Durness Limestone and many lochs have Limestone spring sources.  As a consequence of this, a number of lochs enjoy a  Mayfly hatch in June and early July and this can provide some excellent sport. Hind stalking is also available from the 21st October to the 15th of February.  For further information contact Craig through our contact page.

River Walks  

The River Inver and Glencanisp circuit heads up the beautifully wooded River Inver before following an old path across the moors to reach a beautiful loch with amazing mountain views.

A walk by the River Kirkaig takes you through a beautiful wooded glen to the moorland above for a visit to the impressive Falls of Kirkaig.


There are a number of excellent golf courses in the county of Sutherland including Dornoch, Brora and Golspie. The nearest course to Glenbain and Loanan is Ullapool Golf Club in Wester Ross. Opened in 1997 this picturesque  course has 9 holes with alternative tees for the second nine. Situated on the shores of Loch Broom, this delightful course offers a variety of parkland and coastal holes. 

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River Inver with Canisp jutting over the horizon

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Falls of Kirkaig

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River Kirkaig

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Ullapool Golf Club

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Canoeing and Sailing

There are numerous lochs and lochans in the area to explore, each one surrounded by beautiful, rugged and spectacular scenery.  

Bird and Wildlife Watching

The area is rich in bird species and wildlife. Curlew, Greenshank, Osprey, Merlin, Golden and White Eagles, Ptarmigan, Widgeon, Common Sandpipers, Red and Sikka Deer, Highland Cattle and Otters are just a few of the delights you may come across.

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Why not explore the Sutherland countryside on two wheels, on or off-road? 

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Canoeing on Loch Laxford

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The road between Ardgay and Rosehall

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Scourie Community Bird Hide

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Red Deer Herd Kylestrome

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