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 took nearly 200 years to bridge the Firth here, although lighthouse designer George Stephenson drew up plans for a huge wooden bridge in 1831 which you can see in Dornoch’s Historylinks Museum.
Directions: Head west on Castle Street for 250 metres and turn left onto Sutherland Road for 3.8 miles. Bear right and go over a small stone bridge. Turn left onto the A9 for 550 metres.
Turn right down a minor road signposted Meikle Ferry. Continue for 1.5 miles before turning around and travelling back the way you came.