Stoer Lighthouse. Photograph by François Bertin.
Things to do in Sutherland
Sightseeing and activities in Sutherland
Looking for things to do in Scotland’s far northwest? Sutherland is the heart of the North Coast 500 route, taking in wild Cape Wrath. It’s famous for its magnificent mountains and has more sheep than people. You’ll also find breathtaking beaches, beautiful lochs, walks, fishing, unspoilt Highland wilderness, and a warm Scottish welcome.
There’s so much to see and do in Sutherland! Here are some of our sightseeing favourites.
The Wee Mad Road, Achiltibuie to Lochinver.
North Coast 500
The North Coast 500 is the ultimate road trip around the top of Scotland. Awesome scenery, white sand beaches, Highland hospitality. Kylesku Hotel is on the NC 500, so plan a stop!
Scottish UNESCO Geopark
Northwest Highlands Geopark
Scottish UNESCO Global Geopark in the extraordinary landscape of Assynt. Home to some of Scotland’s most iconic mountains and three billion-year-old rocks.
Photograph by François Bertin.
Walking in the Highlands
Dramatic mountains, peaceful lochs and white sand beaches with azure water. These iconic walks in Sutherland are child-friendly, dog-friendly, and wonderfully quiet. Guaranteed to recharge your batteries!
Sutherland has some of the most stunning beaches in Scotland. Clean white sands, clear blue water, glorious scenery, and you often have them to yourself.
See our favourite Sutherland beaches
Sea Kayaking with Hamlet Mountaineering.
As well as being a walker’s paradise, Sutherland offers a fantastic range of outdoor activities, including kayaking, loch and sea fishing, golf, horse riding, pony trekking and cycling.