Eriboll Visitor Information Guide
Eriboll is derived from the Norse meaning home on a gravely beach it is around a mile wide for much of its length, widening considerably as it reaches the sea.
The seafood and Shellfish are considered to be some of the best in Scotland, the Lobsters, Langoustine, crab and Scallops are gathered either by hand picking or in creels.
There are an abundance of hill Lochs to fish, some more challenging than others, offering good quality brown trout and in some places golden trout, oysters are produced locally in Loch Eriboll and in the Kyle of Tongue, the oyster beds can be seen at low tide, The roads around Loch Eriboll, and those leading to it, are single track.
With a vast expanse of sand backed by massive sand dunes and marram grass, with breakers from the thundering seas crashing on shore, one of the walk's take you to Feraid head, where a small puffin colony can be spotted. Handa Island is a short distance away with a regular ferry crossings to the uninhabited bird reserve.
- Eriboll Latitude: 58.468016 Longitude: -4.689761
- Eriboll Postcode IV27
Eriboll has its own varieties of birds including the great eagle, This is a bird watchers delight, Many varieties of rare wild flowers can be found on the cliffs on the headland here. There is a choice of accommadation here and the surrounding area from Bed and Breakfast and self caturing properties, Inverness Airport about 110 Miles appox 2 1/2 hours drive, and Wick Airport 2 hours. Nearest trains 50 miles south at Lairg or 60 miles at Thurso, all these major towns offer accommadation to suit all pockets from Bed and Breakfast, hotel's, hostles, a good starting point to explore the area.