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Our B&B is situated in Culrain, just outside the main part of the village, at the west entrance to the delightful Carbisdale Woods from which there are lovely views of the Kyle of Sutherland, and the Dornoch Firth. There is also a lovely stream with several waterfalls cascading through Carbisdale Woods.

Culrain is a small and tranquil settlement with a railway station which is on the main Inverness to Wick / Thurso line. There is also an easy footpath which crosses the Kyle of Sutherland via a footbridge to Invershin, where buses run between Lairg, Bonar Bridge, Ardgay and Tain. From Invershin, there is also access to the walking and mountain bike trails in Balblair Woods. Above Culrain to the west, there is a small settlement, Hilton, from where it is possible to walk or cycle via forest tracks to Ardgay and into the delightful Strathcarron.

Culrain has extensive farmland with cattle and sheep and pleasant green pastures. There is a network of lovely walks and mountain bike trails through Carbisdale Woods.

The roads in the area are quiet, flat and gently undulating, making them ideal for easy cycling, and take you into Ardgay or north towards Rosehall. There are fine views of the Kyle of Sutherland from the road.

Approaching Culrain - Carbisdale Castle in view

Approaching Culrain - Carbisdale Castle in view

Culrain and the Dornoch Firth in the morning



The path to Carbisdale Castle from near our B&B in spring with the bluebells. More Pictures >>

path to Carbisdale Castle
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Balintore | Hilton of Cadboll | Portmahomack | Nigg | Golspie | Brora
Astronomy | Geology | Archaeology Mountain Biking | Munros | Corbetts | Grahams
Pictish Trail | Shandwick Stone | Edderton Stones | Golf | Sandy Beaches | Cycling |
Culrain Walks | Culrain Burn Walk | Carbisdale Woods Walk | Balblair Woods Walk
Gearrchoille Woodland Walk | Kincardine Burn Walk | Badvoon Forest Walk | Raven's Rock Gorge Walk | Black Rock Gorge Walk
Glen Alladale Walk | Gleann Mor Walk | Glencalvie Walk | Strath Cuilleannach Walk | Glen Einig Walk
Loch Migdale Walk | Achue Walk | Tain Hill Walk | Scotsburn Walk | Fyrish Walk | Strath Rusdale
Carron Falls | Eas Carron Falls | Cassley Falls | Shin Falls | Allt Loch Ruagaidh Falls | Oykel Falls | Enarg Falls
Struie Road | Oykel Bridge | Glen Oykel | Oykel to Ledmore | Meikle Ferry | Loch Fleet NNR | Seals & Dolphins
Loch Brora | Loch Shin | Loch a'Ghriama | Loch Morie | Glen Oykel | Amat Forest Area