- Overall Track Difficulty: Easy
- Area Information:
Ardvreck Castle from Inverness about 3 hours
- First Stage Difficulty: Easy
- First Stage Information:
From Inverness take the A9 to Tain through the areas of Strathpeffer and Dingwall, offering a fantastic network of routes, well signposted and interlink the areas of Strathpeffer, Contin, Garve, Maryburgh and Dingwall pass through beautiful countryside that leading to many points of interest such as to Rogie falls where you can watch salmon leap from the river, with Kinnardie Brae to Tulloch Castle, with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, along the salmon river which flows from the peaceful Strath Conon to the pretty village of Muir of Ord, all worth stopping and taking the time to enjoy. Tain is a royal burgh situated on the south shore of Dornoch in parish in the County of Ross, Steeped in dramatic history and scenic landscape, the town boasts spectacular architecture and unusual buildings and hidden-away corners, including the Old Town Hall, the Royal Hotel, the parish church and the museum as well as the more modest houses.
- Second Stage Difficulty: Easy
- Second Stage Information:
From Tain take the A 9 to the A 839 to Inchnadamph Inchnadamph is a hamlet in Assynt, Sutherland, the name is an anglicisation of the Gaelic name Innis nan Damh meaning 'meadow of the stags'. Assynt is a remote area with a low population density and Inchnadamph contains a few houses and a lodge and a hotel.
- Third Stage Difficulty: Easy
- Third Stage Information:
From Inchnadamph A837 heading north you will find two ruins at the east end of Loch Assynt. The shell of Calda House stands close to the road, while the remains of Ardvreck Castle lie a little to the west, on a promontory projecting into the loch. Standing amongst some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands are the remains this brooding castle, thought to have been built in 1590 by the Macleods who had owned Assynt since the 13th century, the castle comprises a finger of stone, pointing accusingly at the sky. The Castle was burned down in 1737, but before the Mackenzies were able to rebuild the house, their estates had been seized by the Crown for their support of the losing side in the 1745 uprising, It has remained a ruin ever since. Today Just enough remains to identify it as once having been a three storey tower house of traditional design, and vaulted basement level. A visit to Calda House requires a short walk alongside the road please note That the remains can be dangerous the structure is prone to falling masonry.
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