Dornoch and Migdale

This is night No.49/2019 living in my caravan. It's the 2nd night we've been pitched at Davochfin Farm, a CL near Dornoch.

Took the dogs out after I got up at an incredibly late 0730 (!!). Took them round Camore Wood next to the farm and noticed this marker on a post in the forest. There's a long, long way to go south from here!

After breakfast, we headed east, past Skibo Castle, turned off the A949 at Spinningdale up to the Ledmore and Migdale Forest. I've walked here before as I have stayed at a CL on the far side of Loch Migdale and walked in from the west. It's a superb walking forest.

A number of routes start here, and we opted for the longer 2hr loop.

The path climbs steadily through the trees. It was a warm day, but fairly cloudy.

As we gained height, we got a good view of Loch Migdale and the little settlements beyond, including Drumbhan where I stayed before.

The route takes you up to the hilltop with great views down the Dornoch Firth.

We finally reached the fly infested summit of A'Chraisg and it's cairn.

It took us into the afternoon to complete this walk, and later I took the dogs down to the Firth, straight from the site we're on. A huge, sandy, and empty expanse.

Later in the evening, we took a walk along the Dornoch salt marshes. They're busy setting up for the Sutherland County Show which is on this weekend coming. It's a huge event by the looks of things.

A zoomed shot of Portmahomack across the Firth.

And the very distant Tarbat Ness lighthouse.

Felt a bit weird walking down the middle of an airstrip? Not sure if this is allowed!!

A distant Struie Hill with it's radio mast.

Another day of lots of walking. Hopefully the weather will hold as we head to the far north tomorrow.


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