The Far North

The Far North of Scotland, Sutherland, Caithness and Ross & Cromarty

Administered by Highland Council.

The three northern crofting counties (Ross & Cromarty; Sutherland; Caithness ) are remote and diverse. Often overlooked by the tour buses yet they offer some of the most dramatic coastlines and mountain scenery in Scotland.

Sparsely populated, the scenery ranges from dramatic coastlines in the west and north to blanket peatbog and formidable mountains in Wester Ross and Sutherland.

I've separated Ross & Cromarty into  'Wester Ross' and  'Cromarty and Black Isle'

the far north

The 500
A circular coastal route round the far north starting and ending in Inverness

Single Track Roads
single track roads
A single track road or one-lane road is a road that permits two-way travel but is not wide enough in most places to allow vehicles to pass one another. To overcome this problem, many single-track roads are provided with passing places.

Travelling further north to Orkney

orkney ferry
north to Orkney
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