Invergordon (Inverness), Scotland, United Kingdom
Information Not Currently Available
Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
A relaxed panoramic motorcoach drive illustrates the contrast between gentle wild moors and rugged mountains of the Highlands.
You'll leave the coach and walk with your guide along an unpaved path through the trees until you reach the stretch of the falls on the River Shin. This is not a raging waterfall -- rather, it is a cascade of water over a bed of rocks. The river is only five miles long, but its drop of 270 feet from Loch Shin to the Kyle of Sutherland presents a challenge to the salmon that return to spawn upriver, making this one of the best places in the country (seasonally) to watch salmon jumping.
Continue along the north side of the Dornoch Firth before turning off to climb up over the moors. The circular route then takes you via the Highland village of Spinningdale toward the coast, where you will visit the small town of Dornoch. Mellow stone houses stand in broad, tree-lined streets and Dornoch, full of character, retains an old-world dignity despite its popularity as a vacation resort.
Visit the craft center and town jail or the ancient cathedral dating from 1224.
At the conclusion of your visit, descend towards the Cromarty Firth and return to Invergordon.
Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Wear sturdy walking shoes.