Local Area

Clachtoll takes its name from the iconic Split Rock which dominates the beach area. It is situated in a small and very rural township surrounded by beautiful scenery offering everything for those wishing to explore the great outdoors.

There are over 150 lochs in the area available for angling, some close to the road while others require a solitary and spectacular walk into the hills. Permits are readily available locally while guided trips and tuition are also available.

The house is close to the beach where the Highland Council Ranger Service have a base and where the local Countryside Rangers offer a varied program of events throughout the summer.  There are many secluded bays and coves round about which are great for family days out, water sports or exploring or secluded tranquillity. For the more adventurous the remote beach at Sandwood Bay promises a great day out. There are regular sightings of whales and dolphins in the area.

Stoer Head Lighthouse
Stoer Head Lighthouse

North West Sutherland is a bird watchers paradise with Skylarks to wake you with their song in the mornings to Wagtails and Wheatears. Sea eagles have been spotted recently in the area.

Artists and landscape photographers will find lots of inspiration.

Our inky dark skies offer one of the best places in Europe to view the Northern Lights.

Northern lights at Torran Grianach
The northern lights above Torran Grianach

There are all grades of walking in the area, from easy low level walks to the majestic mountains of Suilven, Canisp, Quinag and many others. Some of these mountains require a fair level of fitness while the low level walks following coastal paths or through some of the local woodlands are a lot easier.

The main village is six miles south of us at Lochinver where you will find shops and restaurants. Close by there is Flossie’s, possibly the smallest shop in the Highlands for essentials, which also does breakfast rolls and light lunches and has free WiFi. Six miles to the north of us is the tiny village of Drumbeg which has a small village store and a small craft shop and tearoom called The Little Soap and Candle Company. This is a very popular spot for buying gifts or enjoying a cup of coffee.

overhead view of Torran Grianach and caravan park looking south-west to sea and mountains
Looking south-west (photo by Ed Henderson / remoterobotics.co.uk)