Situated just off the A836, outside of Ardgay – a popular cycle route for the picturesque North Coast 500, and a favorite route for and motorbikes enthusiasts too, thanks to the quiet traffic and mild hills and turns – we are convenient to many events and things to do in East Sutherland, such as the Sutherland Farm Show on 22 July, and the Dornoch Highland Gathering on 4 August. Located on the Inverness/Wick train line, the local station is less than a mile away, and we can arrange pickups, if you are traveling by train.
In the summer of 2018, we’ll start offering limited camping at the Hirsel, coinciding with the dates of some of the local Highland games and other summer activities in the area.
Plan your summer holidays…and plan to spend a day or two at the Hirsel, relaxing on a working farm in a stunningly beautiful part of the world. Climb the gentle slope of Cnoc na Cuaiche (hill of the cup), from where you can see the entire valley, meet Agnes and the rest of the Hebridean girls in the nearby fields, or listen for Phil the pheasant crowing the morning news. Or just relax at your campsite, on your way to a busy day at the Highland Games. You’re welcome at the Hirsel!
Under the Big Tent – Our large bell tent will sleep four, and will be situated on a quiet patch of meadow near ancient woodland, with views out over the fields and hills to the Dornoch Firth. There’ll be a firepit, a nearby compost toilet, and we’re working on ideas for hot and/or cold washing up and hospitality options. This site is a work-in-progress, so contact us for more information and fees.
Bring Your Own – if you’re traveling with your own tent and camping equipment, and want a safe and comfortable place off the road to pitch your tent, get in touch with us. We’ll have a few pitches available for singles or small groups.
More info and pics to come soon.
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