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Strathcarron, Sutherland

Not to be confused with the Strathcarron near Kyle of Lochalsh, there is another Strathcarron, in Sutherland, which starts at Ardgay and it is possible to walk into the Strath from our B&B via forestry tracks as far as Corvost. It is a delightful strath, with quiet, flat and gently undulating roads, ideal for cycling, and leads into an area where there are four lovely glens - Glencalvie, Gleann Mor, Glen Alladale, and Strath Cuilleannach, all of which branch off from the head of the strath in the Amat Forest area.

There are two road bridges over the River Carron, one just outside Ardgay on the road to our B&B, and one near the head of strath at East Amat. There are delightful waterfalls at East Amat - easily accessible from the road - and the delightful Eas Charron Falls in Glen Alladale, a short walk from the car park near Glencalvie Lodge.

Strathcarron is dominated by the twin peaks of Carn Salachaidh (647m) which is classified a Graham, and Carn Bhrain, which is of similar height though being so close to its neighbour, that there is insufficient drop between the two peaks for it to achieve that status. As you get further up the Strath, and near the East Amat falls, the mountains above Glencalvie, Gleann Mor and Glen Alladale come more into view. Here there are fine views of the Corbetts - Carn Chuinneag (838m) and Carn Ban (845m).

There is also an old footbridge over the river (probably built for the old school on the north side of the strath) and fine views of a small gorge can be enjoyed.

The strath is delightful in all seasons and makes for several fine days out exploring all the different glens at the head, or simply walking by the river.

Carn Bhrain and Carn Salachaidh, Strathcarron, near Ardgay in Sutherland

Entering Strathcarron, near Ardgay in Sutherland.
Carn Bhrain and Carn Salachaidh

River Carron Gorge

River Carron gorge

River Carron from beside the road

River Carron from beside the road

 

 

View from the bridge over the River Carron, Strathcarron, near Ardgay in Sutherland. More Pictures >>

Strathcarron, near Ardgay in Sutherland
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