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For the outdoor lovers there are lot’s of local Walks and open hillside’s, ideal for bird watching and wildlife spotting.For the highly active perhaps panning for local Gold ?Comprising over 10,000 ha of ‘blanket bog’, the peatlands are best during spring and summer, with birds including golden plovers, hen harriers and greenshanks breeding on the reserve.

It is a must for all nature lovers and is easily reached from Helmsdale up the delightful strath of Kildonan either in by car, bike or train from Helmsdale station to Forsinard station.

The clock tower Brora, the grave yard Navidale bay and commando monument Berridale Helmsdale’s history goes back to before the construction of Helmsdale Castle built in 1488, but its story actually dates back at least as far as the Vikings, who settled the sheltered mouth of the River Ullie or River Helmsdale as it is now more usually known.

Helmsdale South Sands (left) Golspie Sands (middle) Embo Sands (Right) Helmsdale South Sands Embo Sands A short drive to the south of Helmsdale lies the medium size town of Brora, along with it’s lovely beaches and harbour, there are plenty of shops, a well stocked supermarket, 2 petrol stations, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and yet another links golf course.

Broras amazing North sands, it’s harbour and local beach Forsinard lies in the heart of the internationally important Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland.

Their scenery varies from wild cliffs and tiny islands to lonely moorland and remote golden sandy beaches.

You will find Majestic castles like Dunrobin, Mey, Old Wick and Girnigoe, dozens of ancient monuments, quality tweeds and woollens, whisky distilleries such as Clynelish Distillery. Navidale Bay one of Europes best locations for rare Fossils – just 10 minutes walk from Sea View (Smaller images) of Helmsdale the Harbour and the River Helmsdale The Aurora Page Live up to date forecast & activity page Information, links and images about the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights The Northern Lights & clear night skies from Sea View Cottage 27/02/14 courtesy Peter Toop, Wiltshire Your Accommodation Local Area Information Enquire / Book Now Travel Directions Local Activities Fantastic Day Trips Guest Book River Fishing The pretty village of Helmsdale offers the visitor a select choice of quality restaurants, Inns, Art and craft shops and of course the fabulous time span many hundreds did in the 1880s and gold is still to be found in the local streams and hills.Helmsdale and Navidale are also the best places in Scotland to collect Jurassic Fossils.Helmsdale centrally located offers unlimited opportunities for the explorer…how much time do you have available and what would you like to see?Within 60 minutes you can reach John o” Groats and perhaps a day trip to Orkney, or an unforgettable journey along Scotland’s true North coast through Bettyhill, Tongue, Durness as far as Cape Wrath.Geologists have constantly been fascinated by the strange boulder beds for many years, and still questions remain unanswered to how many beds were formed.

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