Walks

No holiday in Scotland would be complete without a walk to enjoy our scenery and wildlife. You can do it all from Dornoch – woodland walks, hill walking or a stroll along our beautiful beaches each one building lasting memories you’ll treasure.

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Cuthill Links

Distance: 2 miles, Time: 1 hour, Grade: Flat easy walking, stones underfoot once on the beach

Suitable for: Children and dogs Starting point: Cuthill (Limited car parking) Description: This walk starts from Cuthill, about 3 miles outside Dornoch. The path leads from the road, past fields…

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Spinningdale

Loch Migdale has an easy walk from the north end, there and back taking around 2 hours. The mixed woodland and the loch make this a lovely walk. Spinningdale Burn…

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Embo via the old Railway line

Distance: 5.25 miles, Time: 2.5-3.5 hours, Grade: Flat, easy walking on roads, beach and pathways

Suitable for: Older children and dogs Starting point: Cathedral Green Description: This lovely circular walk from Dornoch to Embo and back takes in many different landscapes. During this walk you…

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Tain Hill

Distance: 1 mile, Time: 3/4 hour, Grade: Some steep gradients on waymarked forest paths

Suitable for: Children and dogs Picnic tables: Yes Starting point: Tain Hill Forest Car Park, Quarry Road Description: Head to Tain on A9 and follow the bypass until you see…

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Dornoch Point

Distance: 4 miles, Time: 2.5 hours, Grade: Flat walking on grass and sand dunes. Sturdy waterproof boots required as ground is uneven and wet in places.

Suitable for: Older children and dogs (on leads in bird breeding season) Starting point: Cathedral Green An excellent coastal walk with good opportunities to spot seabirds and seals. From the Point…

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Walks near Golspie and Brora

The Big Burn Walk, Golspie is a beautifully maintained woodland walk with bridges crossing the burn and access to a waterfall. In spring there is a profusion of  interesting woodland…

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John O’Groats Trail

The John O'Groats Trail runs from Inverness to John O'Groats in 14 stages. The Square in Dornoch is at the junction of Stages 4 & 5. Stage 4 is Tain to Dornoch…

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Camore Woods

Distance: 1 mile, Time:  0.5  hour, Grade: Flat, easy walking on roads and pathways

Suitable for: Children and dogs Starting point: Camore Wood Car Park Description: (By car from town centre head out towards the War Memorial and turn left at the Church Hall (signposted…

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Bonar Bridge Area Walks

Balblair Forest, just west of Bonar Bridge, is an easy forestry walk taking an hour to an hour and a quarter. The car park is well signposted and is adjacent…

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Dornoch Links & Embo

Distance: 5.25 miles, Time:  2.5 - 3.5 hours, Grade: Flat, easy walking on roads and pathways

Suitable for: Children and dogs Starting point: Cathedral Green Description: This lovely circular walk from Dornoch to Embo and back takes in many different landscapes. During this walk you will…

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