The Scottish Highlands are full of stunning lochs. Take Loch Ness as an example, thousands of visitors come every year hoping they might spot the famous Nessie! But we are here to talk about the lesser known Lochs, the peaceful spots off the beaten track.
1. Loch Brora
Hidden behind the village of Brora lies a stunning Loch. Found in between two sections of the Brora river, this loch is the perfect place for an adventure. Take a canoe or paddle-board with you and head out to the island in the middle of the Loch. On the island, you’ll find a memorial that was built in memory of Jess Tyser by her husband Walter, the owners of the estate surrounding the lake.
2. Loch Shin
Right in the heart of the county, Loch Shin is the longest loch in Sutherland. When you visit, be sure to say hello to the little mouse in the house in the middle of the loch on your way past. As the story goes, a man by the name of Jock Broon was once given the piece of land by the laird, in exchange for teaching him how to make whiskey in 1824, Broon built the wee house to mark becoming a landowner but died shortly after in a shooting accident.
3. Allt Ceann Locha
Just driving past this loch is a real treat, surrounded by truly Scottish scenery you will not regret taking this detour. If you are up for a bit of adventure, walk along to the wooden bridge and follow the zig-zag path up to the top of the hill for stunning views overlooking the Loch.
4. Loch Fleet
Loch Fleet is the most obvious of our hidden lochs… In fact, anyone that does the NC500 will drive over this loch, however not many people take advantage of passing by such a beautiful place. Loch Fleet is a sea loch, which means you can often spot seals basking on the sandbank towards the south side of the loch. It’s also a fantastic place to stop for some photos, with views of Ben Bhraggie in the background.
5. Loch Migdale
Loch Migdale is another hidden gem, with a stunning forest walk along the waterside, it’s perfect for some peaceful downtime. It is also really easy to get to which makes it all the more appealing, just off the A9 and NC500 route making it perfect for a wee adventure while on a road trip in the Highlands.
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