Brora to Golspie Coastal Walk and Carn Liath Broch

Historic Site and Walk in Easter Ross & Black Isle

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Seals, seabirds, an Iron Age broch and Dunrobin Castle are among the attractions of this lovely coastal walk between the villages of Brora and Golspie. From the attractive harbour and fishing village at the mouth of the River Brora, the route is signposted along the shore, passing a Cold War listening station and historic salt pans. Offshore, you might see Manx shearwaters, gannets and storm petrels. Moving at times between path, field edge and beach, the walk takes you towards Sputie Burn, a small waterfall, near a popular hauling out place for seals. Further on, towards Golspie, the Carn Liath broch – an Iron Age defensive tower, sits above the shore. This impressive structure survives to first floor level and is surrounded by signs of a small settlement. Dunrobin Castle, with its fairy-tale spires and turrets, rises spectacularly above the castle woodland and becomes more impressive as you walk towards it. Walled gardens sit below the castle and the woods are rich in bluebells in spring. The village of Golspie is a mile further along the shore. From here you can catch a train or bus back to the start in Brora.

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Visiting Brora to Golspie Coastal Walk and Carn Liath Broch

Duration: 20 minutes

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