Torrisdale Bay and Broch, Invernaver

Beach in Sutherland

Torrisdale Bay, Bettyhill
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An outstanding beach with superb dunes, Torrisdale Bay is reached by a rewarding walk from Invernaver. This beautiful beach, just to the west of the historic village of Bettyhill, is situated on a headland between the mouths of two well-known salmon rivers – the Naver and the Borgie. It’s a popular place with surfers who enjoy the challenging conditions. The headland is an important area for wildlife and, due to the exposure of the site, rare plants that would normally be found on mountain sides can be found here at sea level. The raised beach above the River Naver contains a number of archaeological sites including the remains of ancient hut circles, enclosures and cists. There is a superb 5 mile / 8km walk which takes in this spectacular beach, dunes, riverside and moorland, as well as an iron-age broch with stunning views. Fishing permits can be obtained for salmon fishing on the lower association beat of the river

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Visiting Torrisdale Bay and Broch, Invernaver

Duration: 20 minutes

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