Outdoor Adventure in Caithness
Get planning your outdoor adventure activities with a helpful guide below...
No Highland experience would be complete without emerging yourself in our wild and untamed landscapes! Whether you’re an animal lover or an adventure seeker, there are several outdoor activities available in Caithness, guaranteed to tickle your fancy. So take a look at some of the outdoor adventures that we have pulled together below and plan your action-packed holiday away with us in Wick, Caithness.
Caithness and Sutherland offer a variety of outdoor paths and routes through the deep forests and rocky terrain of the Highlands. In addition, our Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks. So, check out the latest events and join in the adventures.
Outdoor walking adventures
For those interested in hill bagging look no further than Morven Hill. This is the highest point in Caithness and, of course, the views are spectacular! For all you animal lovers out there, take part in guided walks through protected reserves in Dunnet Head and Forsinard Flows. Experience the rarity of untouched nature in all its wonder.
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Get expert advice with Hugo Ross Fishing Specialists or enjoy a round of golf
For fishers out there Hugo Ross is the north of Scotland’s premier tackle specialist. He’s always on hand to give expert advice on all local fishing. Three miles north of Wick, the beautiful Wick Golf Club comes highly recommended by many a player. So if you fancy packing your golf clubs you can enjoy a scenic round on this lovely course.
Outdoor adventure at Dunnet Bay and Dunnet Head
Explore the Highland sea coast and the most northerly point of the British mainland
Or grab a packed lunch on us and explore the Highland sea coast starting at Dunnet Bay. Explore over two miles of sheltered bay with excellent opportunities to spot the local wildlife. Spectacular place for beach fun ranging from paddling to surfing!
Why not explore the most northerly point of British mainland? With excellent features for walking, fishing and mountain biking, Dunnet Head ticks most adventurer’s boxes. Top Tip: walking along the edges of the country has its risks, so be sure to wear sturdy footwear!
Explore the Dunnet Forestry Trail
A variety of tracks to roam on foot or by bike
If walking along the Highland’s coast is too steep, explore Dunnet Forest. With a variety of walking and mountain biking paths suited for different levels, disconnect from everyday technology and lose yourself in the abundance of nature. For further information about paths, see the Dunnet Forestry Website.
And there are many more outdoor adventures to explore below...
With so much outdoor adventure, you will need to book a longer stay!
Soak up the stunning views at Duncansby Head
Inevitably a trip to the Northern Highlands will include the famous John O’ Groats. However, just along the coast lies Dunscanby Head, with stunning views of Thirle Door and the Stacks of Duncansby. An untouched gem, home to a variety of wildlife.
The Neolithic Camster Cairns
The Neolithic chambered Grey Cairns of Camster are among the oldest structures in Scotland. Built over 5000 years ago, step back in time and walk through ancient burial grounds.
Step back in history with the Whaligoe Steps
Hidden in Ulbster, descend the undiscovered path to Whaligoe Haven, one of the most allusive harbours in Caithness. With each of the 330 steps, step back in history, uncover untamed wildlife that has overcome remnants of this obscure fishing port.
Enjoy an exciting coastal tour with Caithness Seacoast
Join the Caithness Seacoast‘s Geo Explorer for an exciting tour of the coastline. Exploring caves, Whaligoe Haven, castles, geos, natural arches and much more. Close up views of seasonal nesting birds and marine wildlife. Also with informative commentary throughout.
Walk Highlands offer plenty of outdoor adventure for all you walking enthusiasts
Walking is an ideal way to explore the breath-taking Caithness scenery. Walk Highlands offers a wide variety of walking paths across the Highland area. Follow the easy guides to determine the best outdoor adventure suited for your fitness level and available time!