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Struie Viewpoint

One of the finest views from the road in the north of Scotland is the view from the Struie Road, which cuts through from near Alness and Evanton to just outside Ardgay and overlooks the Dornoch Firth. However few people who enjoy this magnificent view realise just how beautiful and interesting the area is to explore fully and tend to pass through enroute to elsewhere. Few realise that this is actually a designated National Scenic Area, certainly one of the most under-rated areas of the Highlands. We therefore invite you to explore this website which provides a visual guide to the Dornoch Firth area, and shows many of its hidden secrets. Our B&B in Culrain, almost visible in the distance from the Struie viewpoint with binoculars (hidden behind trees), is an ideal place to discover the area and we offer discounts for longer stays to encourage this - our B&B is not merely a place to stay overnight enroute to elsewhere!

There is a car park with an interpretation panel at the Struie viewpoint. Ben More Assynt can be seen from the viewpoint, one of several northern munros within access of our B&B, which is also in the distance in this picture though too far away to be visible. The track immediately behind the B&B looks out over the Dornoch Firth back to the Struie Viewpoint.

It is advisable to exercise caution if using this route during the winter, spring and autumn, especially when it is dark or early morning, due to patches of ice, fog, and deer on the road. We recommend that you take the coast road via Tain instead under such conditions.

Looking back across the Dornoch Firth to the Struie Viewpoint from above Loch Migdale

Looking back across the Dornoch Firth to the
Struie Viewpoint from above Loch Migdale

Struie Viewpoint

Struie Viewpoint in winter

Struie Viewpoint

Looking across the Dornoch Firth from the Struie Viewpoint



The road junction by the Dornoch Firth leading to Struie Hill and the viewpoint

The road junction by the Dornoch Firth leading to Struie Hill and the viewpoint
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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