Scourie & Sutherland. Fishing, wildlife, walking, lochs, mountains and beautiful highland coastlines – Something for Everyone
Although renowned for excellent trout and salmon fishing there’s far more to discover around Sutherland. Base your self at the Scourie Hotel and enjoy gentle walks or strenuous hikes though magnificent scenery and rugged landscapes. If you’re driving, or cycling, the North Coast 500 (NC500), the area around Scourie is one of the most stunning stretches. Travelling the coastal road from Ullapool north through Kylesku and onto Scourie shows Scotland’s West Coast at its most stunning.
Easily accessible from Scourie Hotel is Handa Island, an ornithological delight. A visit to Handa Island is never forgotten. The island owned by the Scourie Estate and Managed by The Scottish Wildlife Trust, is a mecca for visitors, with wildlife, rugged landscapes, and waterfalls four times higher than Niagara. The island is accessible by ferry from Tarbet.
On the north coast are the renowned Torridonian Sandstone cliffs towering four hundred feet above the sea. The cliff edges are home to Britain’s largest colony of Guillemots. You can also view Kittiwakes, Puffins, Razorbills and Fulmars at close quarters.
Our mountains and dramatic landscapes have drawn people to stalk in this part of Scotland for centuries. This skilful tradition is as old as the mountain peaks themselves and attracts guests back year after year. For more information please contact us.
Fishing trips, walking weeks, a photography group (for our wildlife and scenery – bring your camera) and an art and drawing course. With the Campbell’s arrival we are re-innovating our programme of special courses to include art, photography and crafts based on objects found whilst beach-combing. Specifics on all of this can be supplied. Please contact us for further details.
The Scourie area is world famous for its very special rocks and geology, when you are here you are in the cradle of Geology and the essential rock features can be seen from the paths. Much of the area you are walking over has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).