The Local Area & NC500

A fabulous gem in the Highlands, our village Strathpeffer was made popular by the Victorians on the discovery of sulphurous springs in the village.

Strathpeffer still has a noble feeling inherited from victorian times in such a small place and the restored Pavilion is a magnificent venue for art exhibitions, weddings and other events.

Strathpeffer’s shops and eateries make it an ideal base to stay for a few days and there are the major Supermarkets only 5 miles away in Dingwall.  There really are some excellent restaurants and bars in Strathpeffer and Dingwall.

Highland Heights Luxury Glamping Pods is a perfect base for the North Coast 500 which includes fantastic scenes, some captured in the gallery images below.  All these pictures were taken locally or at places that can be visited within day trips from the Glamping Pods.

Another good resource for our 500 mile circuit called ‘Scotlands Route 66’ they run a Facebook Page with a lot of useful information and Q&As for the route.

Link: Facebook Page for Scotlands Route 66

Other must do visits in the immediate local area include the Dolphin spotting at Channory point by Fortrose and Rosemarkie on the Black isle Moniack Castle south of the Beauly Firth is also recommended.  Highland Heights Luxury Glamping is right in the heart of great walking country with our own Ben Wyvis you can start straight from the Glamping Pods.  There is also a noteable walk from Strathpeffer up through the Blackmuir Wood to Knockfarrel where you can see a vitrified iron age fort with wonderful views from the summit.

As for drivers and bikers one of the best drive outs is towards Ullapool on the A835 stopping at the signposted recommendations for salmon leaping spots, gorges and scenic viewpoints.

Some Local Links

Chanonry Point – Dolphins

www.tripadvisor.co.uk

Strathpeffer pump room

www.tripadvisor.co.uk

Tollie Red Kites

www.rspb.org.uk

Dingwall Museum

www.dingwallmuseum.co.uk

Robertsons Larder Farm (Petting)

www.visitscotland.com

Rogie Falls

www.tripadvisor.co.uk

Black Isle Brewery

www.blackislebrewery.com

Beauly Priory

www.historicenvironment.scot

Glen Ord Distillery

www.malts.com

Castle Leod

www.castleleod.org.uk

GlenWyvis Whisky/Gin Distillery

glenwyvis.com