Sports & Recreation


Highland Wildcat Trails

Voted as “Best Destination in the UK” by Mountain Bike Rider magazine, Highland Wildcat offers trails for all abilities that link directly to Golspie village and its local services.

National Cycle Route
The Sutherland stretch of the National Cycle Route passes through Golspie, Lairg, Tongue, Melvich, Kinbrace and Helmsdale. The route continues north through Caithness via Helmsdale, Kinbrace, Melvich, Thurso and John O’Groats.

Great courses within easy reach: Skibo Castle, Tain, Golspie, Brora, Bonar Bridge and the most famous of all, Royal Dornoch. The Championship course, rated 16th in the world, is classic links, with the first 8 holes following the natural grades of the old dune embankments, while the remainder skirts the sandy beaches of Dornoch Bay.

Salmon and Sea Trout fishing
This is available on Loch Brora (boat fishing only) approximately 40 minutes drive from Dornoch.

TroutQuest offers fly fishing holidays for salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout at our base in Ross-shire, and guided excursions throughout the Northern Highlands

Wild Brown Trout fishing
Good quality brown trout are available on Loch Buidhe with smaller fish on Loch Lagain, both lochs enjoying fine scenery and good sport. Bank fishing can be as productive, should it be too windy for the boat.

Cromarty Sailing Club
Even if you have never sailed, and feel that you do not want to commit in case you discover you don't like sailing, why not contact the club and try sailing for free.

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Pitcalzean House. Location of large self-catering property

Hi Fiona, just wanted to say a massive thanks again for the hire of Pitcalzean House for our wedding on 17th June in Nigg. We had lots of friends from Edinburgh and Aberdeen come up for the wedding and enjoyed a lovely weekend with you in Lynsey's home village. The house, the grounds and just the general atmosphere at Pitcalzean made it a weekend that we'll never forget. We've had so many people say what a special place it is and how it really made the weekend. Thanks again for your help with everything- you were great from start to finish. We will be sure to recommend this beautiful venue to friends that want to come up and explore this amazing part of the Highlands. Many thanks again Scott and Lynsey xx
Scott Morgan

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About Pitcalzean House

This large self-catering property is available for exclusive use. Pitcalzean House is a Georgian House with a distinguished past. It is one of the finest large properties available to rent on the NC500. This self-catering property in the Scottish Highlands is available and is perfect for large groups, family holidays or reunions. The property is available as a corporate meeting venue in the North of Scotland.  Pitcalzean House is a Georgian House available as a Wedding Venue.

You will get a personal co-ordinator to help with the catering, hold your own ceilidh and help reccomend local activities. Pitcalzean House is a large property  available for exclusive use which sleeps up to 38 in the house and cottage.

With its own party barn this property is ideal as an exclusive party venue.

Pitcalzean House, Pitcalnie, Near Tain, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV19 1QT

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