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Forsinard Visitor Information Guide

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Forsinard flows ReserveForsinard flows ReserveForsinard Scottish Highlands Forsinard Scottish Highlands it is situated in the flow country an area of peat bog that straddles the borders of Caithness and Sutherland.

The Royal Society for the protection of birds runs a 25,000-acre nature reserve and a visitor centre at Forsinard the reserve attracts a large range of birds and wildlife, the reserve visitor centre is located in the station building! Forsinard station is the nearest station; the line runs from Inverness to Wick and Thurso, offering accommodation to suit all pockets from Self Catering,Bed and Breakfast, Hostels and Hotels, stopping at Forsinard three times a day.

To reach Forsinard by car you take the A897, 24 miles from Helmsdale, and from Melvich on the north coast, turn south 2 miles east of Melvich onto the A897 for about 14 miles, offering accommodation to suit all pockets from Self Catering, Bed and Breakfast, Hostels and Hotels, The Dubh Lochan Trail at Forsinard gives a short but fascinating introduction to the Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve, The trail crosses the blanket bog on flagstones giving a chance to explore this remarkable wild landscape and habitat, with rich bird, flower and insect life. Orkney is within easy reach for a day trip,as are numerous sites of archaeological interest, the Castle of Mey and John O’Groats, the Falls of Shin and Dunrobin Castle make for a pleasant day trip.

The Northern Coast some 30 minutes away is also renowned for surfing with high rolling waves and an abundance of wildlife, and offering accommodation to suit all pockets from Self Catering, Bed and Breakfast, Hostels and Hotels, a good place to stay and explore the area.

  • Forsinard Latitude: 58.366790 Longitude: -3.895491 
  • Postcode KW13

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