The morning sun from the cottage April am…and a typical sunny outlook The areas of Sutherland and Caithness form the great, empty, northern wilderness of Britain; having three coasts, a vast interior, and the lowest population of any area in Western Europe.
Its scenery is surprisingly varied, ranging from fantastic mountain ranges to stunning scenery ranging from the ‘Flow Country’, an area of wild mountains and almost impenetrable bogs and moorland, to the ‘machair’, coastal grassland based on old dunes of shell sand and finally the Atlantic oakwood.
Or if you are just looking for a lazy relaxing holiday…just enjoy the locality of Helmsdale, it’s vast wildlife, beautiful often sun drenched deserted golden beaches, castles, scenic walks along coastal paths, rivers and the local hills, fishing in the River Helmsdale and Brora (frequented by prince Charles) or even Gold Panning a popular attraction just a few minutes up the road in the awe inspiring Strath of Kildonan.
The majestic Dunrobin Castle 15 drive from Sea View (Smaller images) of Berridale Bay, The River Brora, Port Gower and the surrounding countryside Dunrobin Castle, Berriedale Bay and Port Gower Living with you during your stay on and around this most region are Puffins, Eagles, Great Skua, Ravens, Rock Dove, Twite and of course Roe Deer…if you want to see, Kingfishers, Otters, Seals, Dolphins, Pilot and Killer Whales and a whole host of other wildlife…simply take a stroll down to the shores or Helmsdale Harbour.
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 museum.
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