The difficulty of the track as a whole is low.
The journey to Ardvreck Castle from Inverness takes approximately three hours.
The first stage's challenge level is low.
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 leads to many points of interest including Rogie falls where you can watch salmon leap from the river, with Kinnardie Brae to Tulloch Castle, with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, and The royal burgh of Tain can be found on the south bank of the Dornoch Firth in the parish of Ross in the county of Ross. The town is steeped in dramatic history and scenic landscape, and it boasts spectacular architecture as well as unusual buildings and hidden-away corners. Some of these buildings and corners include the Old Town Hall, the Royal Hotel, the parish church, and the museum, in addition to the more modest houses.
The difficulty level of the second stage is low.
Information Regarding the Second Stage: Departing from Tain, take the A 9 to the A 839 and continue on to Inchnadamph. The name Inchnadamph is an anglicization of the Gaelic name Innis nan Damh, which means "meadow of the stags." Inchnadamph is a hamlet located near Assynt in the county of Sutherland. Inchnadamph is home to a handful of homes, in addition to a lodge and a hotel; however, the region of Assynt is rather rural and has a low population density.
Easy difficulty awaits you in the third stage.
Information Regarding the Third Stage You can reach two ruins near the easternmost tip of Loch Assynt by travelling north on the A837 from Inchnadamph. The ruins of Ardvreck Castle may be seen on a point that projects into the loch and are located a short distance to the west of where the shell of Calda House can be found close to the road. The ruins of this foreboding castle can be found in the midst of some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Scottish Highlands. Believed to have been constructed in 1590 by the Macleods, who had owned Assynt since the 13th century, the castle consists of a finger of stone that is pointed accusingly at the sky. The Castle was destroyed by fire in 1737, but the Mackenzie family was unable to rebuild it because their estates were confiscated by the Crown in 1745 for supporting the losing side in an insurrection. Since that time, the Castle has stood in ruins and has never been rebuilt. Today It is possible to tell that it was once a conventional tower house with three levels, including a vaulted basement level, based on the remnants that have been preserved. Please take note that in order to access Calda House, you will need to take a short stroll along the road. Due to the fact that the structure is susceptible to falling masonry, the remnants can be hazardous.
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