Cycling

This part of Sutherland was made for cycling – quiet roads, gentle gradients, and just so much to see. All our cycle routes start at the Visitor Centre in The Square, Dornoch, where you’ll find a vast amount of information
and local knowledge.

Routes have been planned to avoid major roads and steep gradients wherever possible, whilst taking in the most spectacular scenery, historical sites and places where you’re most likely to see some of our Highland wildlife. Please take care on A9 as traffic travels at speed.

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Camore Woods Cycle

Cycle route: Distance: 4.5 miles, Grade: Easy

This is a family-friendly ride around Camore Woods: Soak up the tranquillity of the forest whilst watching out for buzzards hunting voles, roe deer flitting through the trees and woodland birds…

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Achvaich

Cycle Route: Distance: 18 miles Grade: Medium

Directions: Travel out of Dornoch on Castle Street and continue on to A949 (Evelix Road). After you leave Camore turn right 300 metres after the de-restriction sign (to improve access…

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Loch Fleet

Cycle route: Distance: 12.5 miles, Grade: Easy

This family friendly route takes you past the fishing village of Embo and to Loch Fleet, an internationally-renowned nature reserve where you can see a range of ducks, seals and…

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Skelbo Street

Cycle Route: Distance: 8 miles, Grade: Medium

This route takes you past the fishing village of Embo and past Skelbo Forest. Directions: Travel out of Dornoch on Station Road for 2.8 miles (past Embo junction) until you…

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Achavandra

Cycle Route: Distance: 11 miles, Grade: Medium

This route will show you the delightful crofting communities on our inland plateau, with enchanting names like Lednabirichen, Achavandra and Fleuchary. The area contains a wide range of birds, animals and plants specific…

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Loch Buidhe

Cycle route: Distance: 31 miles, Grade: Hard

This route is for the energetic romantic, following the old A9 towards Bonar Bridge and ‘cutting the corner’ through Migdale’s ‘Fairy Glen’, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Then over…

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Kyle loop with Struie Viewpoint

Cycle Route: Distance: 35 miles, Grade: Hard

This route is not for the novice cyclist but is a fantastic day long ride which takes in the stunning Kyle of Sutherland and Dornoch Firth. Stop and take in the sights…

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Meikle Ferry

Cycle Route: Distance: 11 miles, Grade: Easy

This route will show you the disused Dornoch Firth ferry terminal at Meikle Ferry, site of a great disaster in 1809 when 99 passengers were drowned in a storm. It…

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