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  • Corrimony Chambered Cairn is a ‘Clava type’ cairn offering the visitor a remarkable glimpse in to history on this well preserved site. Park in the Corrimony Cairns car park, then a short walk to the reserve. 

    Visiting th Corrimony Bird Sanctuary, Set in stunning moorland and Caledonian forest, this beautiful reserve is a treasure trove for anyone who loves birds. It is free,to enter, but donations help to continue the work here.  Watch the black grouse springtime courtship displays, see the crested tits and look out for the Scottish cross-bill, the only UK bird that's found in no other country.
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    Each season brings a different experience at our nature reserves. In spring, the air is filled with birdsong as they compete to establish territories and attract a mate.  In summer, look out for young birds making their first venture into the outside world. 

    In autumn the area brings large movements of migrating birds, some of them heading south to a warmer climate, others seeking refuge in the UK from the cold Arctic winter. In winter, look out for large flocks of birds gathering to feed, or flying at dusk to form large roosts to keep warm. 

    The nature reserve is important for wildlife.  The RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible visitors to the reserve, 

    Please keep in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code especially during the ground-nesting bird breeding season from the1st of April to the 15th of August,

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    Please keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead, 
     

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  • Turn right follow the road to the junction, Follow the North Coast 500 route to Ullupool, Through, Achnasheen, and Strathcarron, this route is a wild peninsula of Wester Ross, creating the impression that you are at the 'edge of the world, because of its wild inaccessibility, on a winding coast road from Shielding, to the north on Loch Torridon, via the Bealach na Ba an old Drovers road used to take cattle to market.

    The road is one of the highest in Britain, reaching 2,053 ft, and heads into the clouds on Alpine hairpin bends, then drops down, to a truly stunning area of extravagant, breathtaking landscapes, lochs, mountain peaks and Mediterranean style beaches, from here there are incredible views out across the bay to Raasay and Skye.

    Your NC500 journey will really begin to light your imagination as you drive, with so many beautiful sights, this is something I would recommend to everyone, the journey is incredible,

    The area around Applecross is believed to be one of the earliest settled parts of Scotland.

    The coastal settlement of Sand, just to the north of Applecross, is the location of a major archaeological site.

    Drive through thriving communities with a vibrant culture stretching back thousands of years to the Neolithic ages.

     From here you will drive through Sheilddaig, Torridon, Garloch, Poolewe, Aultbea and then to Ullapool, with Stornoway and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, just a short ferry ride away.

     The weather is always important to take into consideration when you take a holiday in Scotland, the climate varies from one region to another.

    It's often the case that you can drive along one half of a road in the rain to come out the other end in beautiful sunshine, and find that further along the conditions are completely different again.

    The unpredictable nature of the climate means it's not uncommon to experience all four seasons in one day, from here the north coast 500 continues on up.