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GPS Track Details
Track length: 84.61 km
Moving time: 8:27
Average speed: 10.01 km/h
Total ascent: 469 m
Total descent: 463 m
Difficulty Level: 3/5 - Medium
Overall rating: 5 (50 vote(s))

The distance between Dornoch and Ullapool is 60.9 miles. First Stage Information: Starting on the east coast at Dornoch Sitting on the edge of the sea within the county of Sutherland, this historic Royal Burgh of Dornoch boasts a tranquil location, stunning scenery and a sunny climate, thanks to its sheltered position, and has miles of golden sand beaches, and history and traditions, There has been human settlement in the area for over 4,000 years, starting with the Picts, the earliest settlers. These ancient people lived out their lives here for thousands of years, until the Vikings arrived and forced them off their lands. Today you will find a rich variety of history, wildlife, culture and stunning scenery which will capture your imagination, inspire you to find out more and keep coming back to our beautiful town. Leaving Dornoch you continue on to Ullapool on virtually traffic-free roads sweeping through mind blowing scenery, heading west through Sutherland Scotland's northern wilderness. The scenery varies with the changing weather condition found in the Highlands. Here you will find wild cliffs, Glens, Lochs, tiny islands, lonely moorland and remote sandy beaches with superb panoramic mountain views that nature has sculpted into amazing shapes that rise above a landscape from rocks formed 3,000 million years ago, the Suilven, the most marvellous of all these peaks, looks like a colossal fortress built by giants, tree lined twisting roads and foaming rivers, dozens of ruined castles and ancient monuments, golf courses and places where you can fish for salmon and trout, lots of birds, including the Goldcrest, Britain’s smallest bird, the Highland coo, watch out for them standing in the road, and many types of plant life, You will find Ullapool nestled on the shores of Lochbroom, It is the perfect base to discover Ross-shire, Cromarty, Sutherland, it is a picturesque fishing village, there are restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, live entertainment, well known for its Music Festivals, a museum & library, car hire & cycle hire, in the surrounding areas you will find loch fishing, deer stalking, and boat cruises. Depending on the time of year you wish to travel this route as in all parts of Scotland booking accommodation in advance, will take a lot of pressure away especially with travelling in a group or with family. Caledonian MacBrayne, usually shortened to CalMac, is the major operator of passenger and vehicle ferries, and ferry services, between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands on Scotland's west coast, You can get the from Ullapool to Stornoway, and beyond. It is best to book the Ferry crossing, but you need to check the crossing information as the weather condition can change very quickly.

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