Day 327: Lothmore to Dornoch – Sand, Seals & Sutherland

Scotland, Sutherland - East

Date of walk: 13/8/19

Brora Beach I, Sutherland, Scotland.

Brora Beach II, Sutherland, Scotland.

Brora Beach III (Where the Clyne burn meets the sea), Sutherland, Scotland.

Brora Beach IV, Sutherland, Scotland.

Brora Beach V, Sutherland, Scotland.

Brora Beach VI, Sutherland, Scotland.

Grey seal near Brora I, Sutherland, Scotland.

Grey seal near Brora II, Sutherland, Scotland.

Grey seal near Brora III, Sutherland, Scotland.

Grey seals near Brora, Sutherland, Scotland.

Dunrobin Castle comes into view, Sutherland, Scotland.

Carn Liath Broch and the Duke of Sutherland Monument (The statue is highly controversial and several attempts have been made to topple the monument due to the Duke’s role in the highland clearances), Golspie, Sutherland.

Inner wall of Carn Liath Broch, Golspie, Sutherland.

Carn Liath Broch overlooking the Moray Firth, Golspie, Sutherland.

Stairs within the walls of Carn Liath Broch, Golspie, Sutherland.

Entrance to Carn Liath Broch, Golspie, Sutherland.

Dunrobin Castle I, the family seat of the Earl of Sutherland and the Clan Sutherland, Dunrobin’s origins lie in the Middle Ages, but most of the present building and the gardens were added by Architect Sir Charles Barry between 1835 and 1850. Sutherland, Scotland.

Dunrobin Castle II, Sutherland, Scotland.

Dunrobin Castle III, Sutherland, Scotland.

Dunrobin Castle IV, Sutherland, Scotland.

Dunrobin Castle V, Sutherland, Scotland.

Across the Dornoch Firth from Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland, Scotland.

House in Dunrobin Castle Grounds, Sutherland, Scotland.

Swing, Littleferry, Sutherland, Scotland.

Kirkton, Sutherland, Scotland.

River Fleet from The Mound, Sutherland, Scotland.

After the crash, A9 by Loch Fleet, Sutherland, Scotland.

The moon leads the way to Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland.

Just before midnight into Dornoch. the longest day of the journey.

5.30 am start at Lothmore as I’ve a long way to go today.
Best sensation imginable for weary feet.
Companions near Brora.
The beautiful Carn Liath Broch complete with a guard cell in the entrance.
Stairs between the inner and outer wall at Carn Liath Broch.
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5 thoughts on “Day 327: Lothmore to Dornoch – Sand, Seals & Sutherland”

  1. Looks like you got wet feet for this one, but the beaches along this section are lovely. Like you I was lucky enough to see seals (though my pictures aren’t as good as yours). I also visited Dunrobin Castle (on another day) which was nice, they also did a falconry display when I was there. As it was low tide I took a “short cut” by walking over the sands of Loch Fleet to the end of The Mound. In hindsight not an especially good idea, but I made it OK.

    • I was happy to get wet feet, they were sore after all the road walking previously! They are beautiful and benign after the rugged Caithness cliffs. I wanted to do that shortcut but my tide times were wrong.

  2. Kevan Hubbard says:

    Beautiful picture of the Moon! Regarding the Duke of Sutherland nitroglycerin might do the trick! Probably floodlit too so the long dead duke’s legacy steals the star to this very day?

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