Little Wyvis Lodge
If golf is your thing, you're coming to the right place!
Play old, original courses designed by golfing greats. Strathpeffer Spa and Tain for example, were laid out by “The Grand Old Man of Golf”, Old Tom Morris from St Andrews in the 1880s, while Nairn Dunbar and Inverness owe their origins to James Braid, who won The Open Championship five times in the early 20th century.
Within a one hour drive there are numerous courses including Ullapool, Gairloch, Lochcarron, Alness, Invergordon, Muir of Ord, Bonar Bridge. Also the big daddy, Royal Dornoch.
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Silverbridge Lodges sit right beside the Blackwater River. Every step of this short circular walk is a delight, passing through beautiful woodland close to the banks of a dramatic foaming river. For the more adventurous, you can kayak down it too!
Nearby is Rogie Falls where you can get up close to the impressive waterfalls on a new suspension bridge across the river. During August and September there's an excellent chance of seeing wild salmon leaping upstream.
Silverbridge sits equidistant between the Minch to the West and the Moray Firth to the East. There are numerous types of sea boat trips offered and each would be a wonderful experience.
In a place so beautiful and with a history as rich as the Highlands, it is of little surprise that it hosts many venues that promote these important cultural links.
A quick search will throw up a list of possibilities all within a short car journey. Museums, art galleries, historical sites, landmarks, geology - all celebrating Highland life and heritage. There is something for everyone!
A day trip to Culloden Battlefield, The Highlanders' Museum at Fort George, award winning new Gairloch museum, Ullapool museum located in an historic listed Thomas Telford designed parliamentary Church, Inverness Art Gallery, An Talla Solais, Rhue Art, Fisk Gallery. That's just a few!
Music plays a huge part in Highland life. From traditional Gaelic song to piobaireachd (the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe). From modern Scottish Highland music which preserves these traditional elements while also embracing innovative fusions with other genres through to thrash metal and rock. It's all here!
Eden Court Theatre and the Macphail Centre offer a theatre setting, while other bar venues a short distance away will offer regular music sessions. Keep an eye out for traditional celidh's where traditional music and dance will be on offer. Organised music festivals include Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, The Gathering and the Blas Festival.
Silverbridge Lodges are at the heart of a wonderful region for walkers, between two beautiful but starkly contrasting areas of the Highlands.On your doorstep are Little Wyvis and Ben Wyvis, to the West are the larger mountain massifs of the Fannichs, Beinn Deargs, with excellent ridge walking, whilst the truly stunning peaks of An Teallach dominate little Dundonnell.
North of Glen Torridon are the Torridon hills. They are among the most dramatic and spectacular peaks in the British Isles and made of some of the oldest rocks in the world. Further to the east are the more rolling landscapes of Easter Ross.
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Scotland is famed for its whisky and we have some of the best of the best in the locality. The Singleton, Balblair, Glenmorangie, Tomatin, Dalmore, Glen Wyvis, Dornoch, Teaninich. Sample in one of the local bars or book a distillery tour at Glen Ord, Balblair or Tomatin. A great day out.
A 2009 change of distilling regulation has led to a revolution in small-batch premium gin production in Scotland and several local artisan gins are worth sampling: Badachro, Rhidorroch, Glen Wyvis, Inverness and Seven Crofts.
There are well equipped kitchens in both lodges but if you fancy eating out there are a variety of offerings serving fine local produce a short car journey away.