the area

Our glamping pods are in the rural village of Ardgay. A perfect base from which to explore Sutherland and the North of Scotland
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    Ardgay

    Ardgay is a small village on the South West shore of the Dornoch Firth, Sutherland, Scotland. The nearby village of Bonar Bridge is 1 mile North and lies at the entrance to Strathcarron, the valley of the River Carron at the mouth of the Kyle of Sutherland.

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    Local Community Markets

    Lairg Community Market runs every third Tuesday of each month and Dornoch Community Market runs on specific Wednesdays from May – September.

    See more information here:

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    Transport Links/getting around

    Public transport is available but infrequent. But once here it is best to have your own wheels (see below for bikes).

    Train

    Ardgay railway station serves the village of Ardgay and its neighbour Bonar Bridge on the Far North Line, 57 miles from Inverness (shorter by road!).

    Bus

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    Outdoor Adventures

    Heaven Bikeswww.heavenbikes.co.uk
    Bikes and paddleboards can be hired from Chris Bowden.  Contact him on: [email protected]

    Explore by canoe

    Based in Lairg in East Sutherland Go Wild Highlands is a small, family-run company running open canoe trips down the Kyle of Sutherland and other Sutherland locations.

    Contact: Ian Paterson
    Websitewww.gowildhighlands.co.uk
    Phone: +44(0)1549 402698
    Email[email protected]

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    Places to Eat and Drink

    Local restaurants and bars can be found at the following link:
    http://www.heartofsutherland.co.uk/

    Alternatively, click the button below for all things local and delicious

    Places to Eat

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    Attractions

    There are many year-round activities and attractions.
    www.heartofsutherland.co.uk
    Enjoy a game of golf at the excellent Bonar Bridge & Ardgay Golf Club https://www.bonarbridgegolf.co.uk/
    There are also excellent golf courses to be found in Dornoch (Royal Dornoch & Struie courses), Golspie, Brora, Skibo, Tain and Portmahomack.
    https://www.highlandshootingcentre.com/
    https://www.fallsofshin.co.uk/
    http://www.kylefisheries.org/

    The Hub in Bonar Bridge is a vibrant centre open to all. Facilities include a 3-storey soft play area, fitness suite, cafe, youth room, multi-use room hire all with amazing views, second hand sale, and various events/activities throughout the year.
    https://kyleofsutherland.com

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    Wildlife

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    Hillwalking

    Based in the Scottish Highlands there are many beautiful walks nearby

    www.walkhighlands.co.uk Hill walking – 3 Munros within about an hour’s drive from Ardgay. (Ben More Assynt, Ben Klibreck and Ben Hope)
    https://forestryandland.gov.scot (link to local forest trails, mountain biking, wildlife,)
    https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/ledmore-migdale/ Woodland around the local village of Spinningdale. Lots of wildlife including red squirrels which have recently been re-introduced into the woods.

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    Churches

    Anyone interested in History is going to have plenty to see. There are a number of nearby historical churches;

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    Provisions

    Ardgay Stores and Highland Café is situated at Main Street, Ardgay IV24 3DJ. Tel: +44 [0]1863 766801
    They stock a wide range of foods and other items. The café is fully licensed and sells a range of hot rolls, freshly made sandwiches and homemade cakes.

    Spar Bonar Bridge (Kyle Bakery Ltd.) Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB Tel: +44 (0)1863 766272
    You’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh meat, bakery products, own-brand range of easy meals, Also newspapers, magazines an Off licence, national lottery and an ATM.

    The Corner Shop, Lairg Road, Bonar Bridge, IV24 3EA.
    Tel: +44 (0)1863 766330
    This is a small family run hardware store and ironmongers, supplying a wide range of products such as electrical goods, kitchenware, household goods, tools, paints, adhesives, bedding plants and gardening equipment.

    Bonar Bridge Pharmacy, Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge, IV24 3EB
    Tel: +44 (0)1863 760011
    A  bright and modern pharmacy, selling a range of gifts and practical essentials as well as providing a full range of pharmacy services

  • 3 night stays or longer receive a 10% discount on the whole stay.
  • 6 night stays receive a 15% discount on the whole stay.
  • 7 nights or more stays receive a 20% discount on the whole stay.