A First-Time Adventure to Caithness & Sutherland

Brieuc Botte ·October 24, 2023Reading time: 8 minutes

Whenever I think of the Highlands, the first names that pop into my mind are Glencoe and Glenfinnan. For many, they seem to embody the essence of the Highlands. But looking more closely at the map of Scotland, there is a sizeable area stretching north of Inverness, right up to the north coast. About 100km long and nearly just as wide, this stretch of the North Highlands is divided into two regions – Caithness and Sutherland. When the Far North of Scotland was nominated among Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Destinations of 2024, I jumped at the chance to finally explore the area. Read on to find out more about my epic solo adventure through the Flow Country and into the North Highlands...

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