Discover the best places to visit in Caithness and Sutherland for stunning scenery and incredible wildlife-watching opportunities in this handy leaflet. From fascinating geology to outstanding birdlife, there’s so much to make your visit to this breathtaking region unforgettable.
Learn about the 2,800-million-year history of the rock formations of Caithness and Sutherland, where some of the oldest surface rocks in Britain are found. Discover the range of bird and animal life that call this region home, and the best times of year to spot some of this wildlife for yourself. And find out more about the fascinating arctic and alpine plant species that can be found atop sea cliffs and in bog pools.
What’s more, learn exactly what access rights you have while exploring all that this special region has to offer. It’s important to understand how the land is used by others and to act responsibly by following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
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