Offers some particularly fine views across the Dornoch Firth and up the Sutherland coast; these viewpoints are the ideal spot to enjoy a rest or a picnic after the climb up from the Lairgs of Tain.
24 mile round trip. Mostly moderate grade with some more demanding sections, some on forest roads and some on public roads.
Starts with a steep climb to a magnificent vista over the Cromarty Firth, the Moray Coast and Ben Wyvis, once this climb is over you can enjoy a gentle downward run into the older trees at Scotsburn whilst continuing to enjoy the view. Part of the reason the forests of Ardross are so valuable to wildlife are the old gnarled Scots Pine that are dotted about the wood, look out for these on the sections through Lamington and Inchindown.
Both of these routes give you an opportunity to sample the diversity of this well forested part of Ross-shire and to hopefully spot some of the abundant animal and birdlife that makes its home there.