Things to see and do around Rogart

Hillwalking & Scenic Views

One of the most prominent characteristics of this remote Highland village is the peace and tranquillity. Many people who come to visit (and even live) say it is the perfect place to get away from it all. Rogart is a beautiful area to explore with lots of sheltered glens, forests, burns, and spectacular hill-top views. You are welcome to share it with those fortunate enough to live here, and to walk in most places.

Worth Seeing

The following is a list of places which may be of interest to visit in and around Rogart.

  • Rovie Gardens
  • Dalmore Monument
  • WW2 Monument
  • Ben Bhraggie
  • Quarry
  • Dunrobin Castle
  • Shin Falls
  • Dornoch Beach
  • Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain
  • Clynelish Distillery, Brora

Cycling

With its miles of empty peaceful winding roads, passing through beautiful highland countryside, Rogart is an ideal area for any cycle ride. There are many so called "back roads" (single track B roads) in the area, providing a huge number of possible unique routes for the keen cyclist.

Free bicycles are offered for people staying in the Sleeperzzz hostel.

Wildlife

There are a number of great bird watching spots around the area. [map] Birds are not the only animals you are likely to find here. The parish has all sorts of wierd and wonderful animals including: highland cows, sheep, salmon, trout, deer, goats, wild cats and of course, rabbits. Venturing to the nearby coast offers excellent opportunities to make friends with the local sea life. For example, Brora is a good place to spot seals.

A great advantage with this remote countryside is the freedom. Provided visitors pay respect to their surroundings (Eg. not littering, closing gates etc) they are free to roam wherever they please! However, first time visitors may like to soak up the local knowledge of the area, provided on nature walks. They are organised by a long standing respected community member - John McDonald